The US Marshals Service (USMS) has revealed that its fourth and final auction of confiscated Silk Road bitcoins resulted in four winners.
Figures provided by the USMS indicate that itBit’s total was surpassed by another unknown entity, which garnered more than 24,000 BTC (worth roughly $8.1m). Other, as yet unknown bidders, claimed smaller percentages of the total.
The agency said:
Blockchain analysis conducted by online observers had previously suggested that as many as three to four winners had secured bitcoins as part of the auction.
Image via the US Marshals
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