The U.S. Marshals Service has announced that a syndicate of investors organized by the trading division of SecondMarket and its Bitcoin Investment Trust won 48,000 of the 50,000 bitcoins recently auctioned by the service.
American venture capital investor Tim Draper won a part of 50,000 bitcoins, put out to tender by the US government on December 4th.
The US Marshal’s Service is reporting that 11 registered bidders submitted 27 bids, while the first Silk Road Bitcoin auction had 35 registered bidders that put in 63 bids.
The US Marshals has inadvertently leaked a list of the potential participants in the Silk Road bitcoin auction that will be held on June 27th.
The U.S. Marshals Services announced on Thursday that it will auction nearly 30,000 bitcoins, estimated to be worth $18 million, which were seized in an operation from the online drugs marketplace Silk Road.