NEW YORKThe U.S. Marshals Service pronounced on Thursday 4 winning bidders emerged from final week’s auction of bitcoins seized during a charge of a creator of a online black marketplace Silk Road.
The Marshals Service did not brand a winners in what noted a final auction stemming from a box of Ross Ulbricht, who authorities contend ran Silk Road, where a digital banking could be used to buy bootleg drugs and other goods.
The relapse by volume of bitcoins won per bidder was 4,000, 6,000, 10,000 and about 24,341, pronounced Lynzey Donahue, a Marshals Service spokeswoman. Those bitcoins were value $14.3 million, according to a Bitstamp exchange.
On Monday, New York-based bitcoin sell itBit pronounced it won 5 blocks of a digital banking homogeneous to about 10,000 bitcoins during final week’s auction, conducted by a U.S. Marshals Service.
The bid by itBit was orderly on interest of a associate of a exchange’s and over-the-counter trade clients, pronounced Bobby Cho, executive of trade during itBit, in an email to Reuters.