July 1 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)
UPDATE 2-'Operation Weak Flesh' takes bite out of Brazil's meat exports
SAO PAULO, March 24 Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday.