Announcement anticipated in bitcoin sale in afternoon-US Marshals Service

July 1 Tue Jul 1, 2014 11:25am EDT

July 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service could reveal more details of its auction of nearly 30,000 bitcoin later today, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

"We anticipate making an announcement late this afternoon," said Lynzey Donahue, spokeswoman for the USMS. A planned sale of 29,655 bitcoin confiscated in a raid on the Silk Road drug ring attracted 63 bids from 45 registered bidders on Friday. So far, the price fetched in the auction is unknown. (Reporting by Nate Raymond; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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