The US marshals service has announced that it plans to auction about 2170 bitcoins confiscated in the course of various Federal, civil and administrative cases.
The auction will take place on 19 March 2018 and will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT). Applicants wishing to participate in the auction must complete the registration process until March 14 and make a Deposit in the amount of 200,000 USD.
Bitcoins will be offered in 14 packages: two packages of 500 BTC, 11 packs for 100 BTC and one package about 70 BTC. The winning bidders will be notified after the auction on the same day.
All cases, which were seized bitcoins are listed in the special notice, posted on the web site of the U.S. marshals. Among these cases mentioned and the case of Shawn bridges, a secret service agent, who was convicted for stealing $ 800,000 worth of bitcoin in 2015.
The U.S. marshals service has been repeatedly sold at auction for different amounts of bitcoins confiscated in the course of civil and criminal cases. 22 January 2018, the Agency sold 3,813 BTC, which today is about 40 million dollars.