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The Marshals Service received $18 million in its bitcoin auction from the Silk Road bust. For unknown reasons, the government kept 144,342 bitcoins, then worth $87 million but now down to $43 million. Ulbricht’s trial starts Jan. 13.

In another spectacular case, Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based exchange that was handling 70 percent of all bitcoin transactions worldwide by 2013, abruptly suspended trading, shut down its website and filed for bankruptcy last February. About 850,000 bitcoins, worth $450 million at the time, went missing and were feared stolen.
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The Marshals Service received $18 million in its bitcoin auction from the Silk Road bust. For unknown reasons, the government kept 144,342 bitcoins, then worth $87 million but now down to $43 million. Ulbricht’s trial starts Jan. 13.
Newspaper doesn't know how to telephone. Maybe they tried to Internet by emailing Steve Huffman, "why did govermint keep drug money?"
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