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U.S. Marshals Auctioning 660 Seized Bitcoin

The United States Marshals Service is auctioning 660 Bitcoin seized during various federal investigations. Some of the cryptocurrency is directly traceable to noteworthy darkweb vendors or related cases.

This sealed bid auction is for approximately 660 (structure details below). The required deposit to participate in this auction is $200,000.00 USD.

List of Cases Included in the Bitcoin Auction

These bitcoins were forfeited in various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, including:

  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 1 Bitcoin
  • United States v. Thomas Mario Costanzo (Case No. 17-585)
  • United States v. Loui Ong (Case No. 17-191)
  • United States v. Anton Peck (Case No. 16-cr-171)
  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 0.76 Bitcoin
  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 0.22 Bitcoin
  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 5.07545536 Bitcoin and 3.98147685 Bitcoin
  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 6.95 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 27.152318 Bitcoin
  • HSI-USCBP Administrative Forfeiture of 6.9 Bitcoin
  • United States v. 7.26611032 Bitcoin (Case No. 18-cv-00553)
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 24.99934127 Bitcoin
  • United States v. Theresa Tetley (Case No. CR 17-00738)
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 11.46069937 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 0.07602526 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 0.06140349 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 0.55265864 Bitcoin
  • United States v. Sky Justin Gornik (Case No. 17CR2796)
  • United States v. Ralph Robert James Sergo (Case No. 17-14009)
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 9.88988757 Bitcoin
  • United States v. Nathan Anthony Ott (Case No. 1:17-CR-225)
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 22.55 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 0.782281 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 3.43208747 Bitcoin
  • DEA Administrative Forfeiture of 12.08794092 Bitcoin
  • FBI Administrative Forfeiture of 45.9999756 Bitcoin
  • FBI Administrative Forfeiture of 12.7999904 Bitcoin
  • FBI Administrative Forfeiture of 31.0066756 Bitcoin
  • FBI Administrative Forfeiture of 0.9999904 Bitcoin
  • FBI Administrative Forfeiture of 23.9833608 Bitcoin
  • United States v. Scott Maurice Rose (Case No. 3:0030148-001)

This sealed bid auction for approximately 660 Bitcoins separated into two series: Series A (6 blocks of 100 Bitcoins) and Series B (1 block of 60.xxxx Bitcoins). You will not have the opportunity to view other bids. You will not have the opportunity to change your bid once submitted.


TERMS OF SALE

  • Payment. The bid must be an all cash offer. Bids that are contingent on financing terms of any kind will not be considered. All bids must be made in U.S. dollars.
  • Receipt of Funds. The winning bidder should be prepared to wire purchase funds to the USMS by 2:00 PM EST on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. If the winning bidder does not provide the USMS with a copy of the wire transmittal receipt by this date and time, the bidder will be disqualified and another winning bidder will be selected. FAILURE TO INITIATE A WIRE TRANSFER AND PROVIDE THE USMS WITH A COPY OF THE WIRE TRANSMITTAL RECEIPT BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018, AT 2:00 PM EST WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF THE BIDDER’S DEPOSIT. The winning bidder is responsible for any wire transfer fees associated with his or her payment..
  • Bitcoin Transfer. The USMS will not transfer any bitcoins until it has confirmed receipt of purchase funds from the buyer. The USMS will not transfer bitcoins to an obscene public address, a public address apparently in a country restricted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a public address apparently associated with terrorism, other criminal activities, or otherwise hostile to the United States.
  • Transfer Fees. Any transfer fees associated with the transfer of the bitcoins will be paid by the buyer. The buyer will be given an opportunity to select the amount of fees charged in the transfer.
  • Block Transactions. The USMS will only sell and transfer the bitcoins in a single block to a single bitcoin address.
  • Bidder Qualification. The USMS reserves the right to reject any bid for any reason whatsoever. The USMS reserves the right to sell all, some or none of the bitcoins at auction.
  • Bill of Sale. The winning bidder will receive a signed Bill of Sale from the United States Marshals Service.

Auction Link: United States Marshals Service