The USA authorities stated it offered 9,861.17 Bitcoin on March 14 for $215.7 million, in keeping with a March 31 courtroom submitting.
In accordance with the courtroom doc, the offered BTC was a part of the 51,351 seized from James Zhong. Zhong pleaded responsible to wire fraud after the federal government arrested him for unlawfully acquiring digital belongings from the darkish web market Silk Street by way of hacking.
In 2022, the federal government sought the forfeiture of the seized BTC from Zhong.
The U.S. authorities stated it paid $215,738 as transaction charges whereas it has web proceeds of $215.52 million.
In the meantime, the federal government added that it plans to liquidate the over 40,000 Bitcoin steadiness in 4 batches throughout this calendar 12 months. Nevertheless, it could not make additional gross sales till Zhong’s sentencing date.
On March 8, the U.S. authorities moved 49,000 Bitcoin
Nevertheless, BTC’s value has gone from energy to energy in March, rising to over $29,000 on March 29. Within the final 30 days, BTC has gained greater than 22%.