- The US authorities offered 9,861 bitcoin on 14 March, netting over $215 million.
- 41,490 BTC stay from over 51,000 seized in November and will probably be offered in 4 batches this yr.
- Courtroom paperwork present that bitcoin is related to the darknet market Silk Street.
The US authorities, which says it just lately offered 9,861 bitcoin (BTC), is reportedly seeking to liquidate one other 41,500 BTC earlier than the tip of the yr.
In keeping with paperwork filed in court docket, the sale is for Bitcoin seized from entities related to the notorious darknet market Silk Street. The sale will happen in 4 batches this yr.
US authorities offered over $215 million value of BTC
Courtroom paperwork present that the US authorities netted over $215 million when it offered 9,861.17 BTC out of the 51,351 bitcoin seized final November.
The liquidation occurred on 14 March, the court docket submitting signifies, with this explicit tranche of BTC forfeited by James Zhong following his arrest and arraignment over wire fraud associated to Silk Street.
A complete of 41,490 BTC stay from what was seized from Zhong, which the US authorities now plans to promote in 4 tranches. Justin Solar, the founding father of Tron (TRX), says the US authorities ought to promote the BTC to him at a ten% low cost via an OTC deal.
US authorities has introduced its intention to promote a further 41,500 #BTC this yr. To attenuate the potential impression available on the market, I want to provide to buy these BTC at a ten% low cost for an OTC deal.
— H.E. Justin Solar 孙宇晨 (@justinsuntron) March 31, 2023