The US Federal Marshals Service conducted another auction, during which 2,170.7 bitcoins were sold. As noted by the representative of the department, most of the lots, 2100 BTC, was bought by one of the participants, reports CoinDesk.
It is unknown on which rate bitcoins were sold, but at the time of publication, their average market value was about $ 18.7 million. In total, 42 buyers participated in the auction.
Recall, the auction was announced on March 6. As it was reported then, it was planned to auction 14 individual lots for the auction: two for 500 BTC, eleven for 100 BTC and one for 70 BTC.
The origin of most confiscated bitcoins is indicated on the official website of the department. Some coins are associated with the case of former US Secret Service agent Sean Bridges, who was sentenced to imprisonment for stealing bitcoins during the investigation of the DarkNet Market.