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For Immediate Release

March 05, 2018 Lynzey Donahue
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699;
U.S. Marshals Holding Another Bitcoin Auction
Approximately 2,170 bitcoins to be sold
Washington D.C. - The U.S. Marshals are auctioning approximately 2,170 bitcoins in connection with various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases during a six-hour period March 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. EDT.

To register, potential bidders must complete all registration requirements by noon EDT March 14. A $200,000 deposit is required to participate. Deposits will be returned to non-winning bidders.

Bids will be accepted by email from preregistered bidders only. The bitcoins are offered for sale in 14 blocks: two blocks of 500 bitcoins, 11 blocks of 100 bitcoins and one block of approximately 70 bitcoins.

The winning bidder will be notified March 19. Further details on the auction are available at

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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