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For Immediate Release

October 19, 2018

Lynzey Donahue
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals to Hold Bitcoin Auction
Approximately 660 bitcoins to be sold

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals are auctioning approximately 660 bitcoins in connection with various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases during a six-hour period Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST.

To register, potential bidders must complete all registration requirements by noon EDT Oct. 31. 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 seven blocks: six blocks of 100 bitcoins and one block of 60 bitcoins.

Further details on the auction are available at

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


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