The price of bitcoin has hit its highest level in the last year, trading at $436 and climbing at press time.
Digital Currency Group's Genesis Trading and bitcoin hedge fund Binary Financial are set to participate in a government auction of bitcoin this week.
The bitcoin price has plunged into the low-$300s in December, as a bearish month closes out 2014.
The second USMS auction of 50,000 BTC is attracting many of the same bidders, if less fanfare.
Binary Financial has debuted BTC-01, a bitcoin liquidity service that aims to target high net-worth investors and wealth managers.
The first day of Coin Congress consisted of opinions on the NYDFS framework and an interesting BTC trading presentation.
In a news-dominated market, the US Marshals auction of seized bitcoin will have an affect on its price.