by Jacob Donnelly
on March 6, 2015 2
The U.S. Marshals held their third auction for the bitcoin seized from Ross Ulbricht during the Silk Road investigation, auctioning off 50,000 bitcoin on March 5. Demand in this auction was higher than in the second auction held last December, but not as high as the original auction in June 2014.
All told, there were 14 registered bidders who participated in the auction. Participants in this auction included Barry Silbert and SecondMarket Inc., Pantera Capital led by Dan Morehead, and Kardashev Capital.
There were 10 blocks of 3,000 bitcoin and 10 blocks of 2,000 bitcoin available for bid. According to Kardashev Capital, whose bid of $221.51 per bitcoin was approximately 17 percent under the market