Three Unnamed Bidders Win Latest US Marshals Bitcoin Auction

Stan Higgins
Mar 10, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
NEWS

The US Marshals Service (USMS) has revealed that three bidders each took home a portion of the 50,000 BTC sold during its most recent bitcoin auction held 5th March.

The winnings were divided among the unnamed individuals, with the leading bidder claiming 27,000 BTC ($7.9m at press time). The remainder of the bitcoin was split among two individuals who took winnings of 20,000 BTC ($5.9m) and 3,000 BTC ($885,801), respectively.

A spokesperson for the USMS confirmed the totals via email, adding that the transfer of proceeds to the winners has now been finalized.

While no winning bidders have yet come forward, the trading desk at SecondMarket, the entrant that claimed the highest share of the 50,000 BTC sold in December’s auction, has publicly revealed it did not enter a winning bid.

Other known participants, including hedge fund Pantera Capital and investment management company Binary Financial, have yet to comment on the news publicly.

A final auction of the roughly 44,000 remaining bitcoins in possession by the government agency is expected to be held later this year.

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