The US Marshals intend to auction bitcoins worth about $ 25 million, CoinDesk reports.
Sale of 2 170 BTC will take place on March 19. Interested persons must make a deposit of $ 200,000 and be registered in accordance with all requirements until March 14.
At auction will be exhibited 14 individual lots: 2 lots of 500 BTC, 11 lots of 100 BTC and one lot at 70 BTC.
According to the message of the department, the crypto currency was confiscated in the course of investigation of various criminal, civil and administrative cases, beginning with federal lawsuits and ending with cases related to drug trafficking.
The origin of bitcoins can be found on a special page. According to the information presented there, among other things, the bitcoins associated with the case of Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent, who was tempted and stole the crypto currency in the investigation of the illegal trading site Silk Road, are offered.
It is worth noting that this is not the first such auction held by the Federal Executive Service of the United States. In February, the agency sold more than 3,600 BTC for $ 30 million. One of the winners of the auction was the company Riot Blockchain, which was subsequently accused by investors of making dubious transactions and spreading false statements.