All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
The last few days the exchange rate of Bitcoin (BTC) has been steadily going up and today it has surpassed the $270 USD mark and that may not be the highest point it may reach this time. So you might want to keep a closer look at how things progress, though unfortunately it seems that the peak in price of BTC is not affecting much other coins as Litecoin this time. LTC has been keeping a steady exchange rate for a while now at a little above $3 USD. The exchange rate for ETH/BTC is going down, but due to the increase of the price per BTC the USD/EUR rate for Ethereum is still keeping relatively stable, but low level. This market situation is resulting in miners looking for some alternative coins to try mining and maybe get a better profit instead of the more established or popular ones in the last few days. The results is clearly seen in some altcoins having temporary spikes like DGB or GeoCoin among others, so you might want to keep an eye on the altcoin market for other not so popular names as well.
The U.S. Marshals are auctioning approximately 44341 Bitcoins, the last remaining Bitcoins in its custody in connection with the criminal conviction of and civil forfeiture action against Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road.
The auction will take place during a six-hour period Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Bids will be accepted by email from pre-registered bidders only. The bitcoins are being offered in 22 blocks: 21 blocks of 2,000 bitcoins and 1 block of just over 2,341 bitcoins. The winning bidder(s) will be notified Nov. 6.
The registration period starts Oct. 19 and runs until noon Nov. 2, at which time potential bidders must have completed all registration requirements. Registration documents that were submitted for the Marshals’ previous bitcoin auctions are not valid for this auction; interested bidders must submit new registration documents to be considered for this auction.
The USMS has announced that they are going to be holding another auction for 50000 more Bitcoins from the BTC seized as a part of the Silk Road bust. The auction will be held on March 5th, but the bidders that are interested to participate in the BTC auction need to register not later than March 2nd. This will be the third and most likely not the last auction that the US Marshals Service will for confiscated Bitcoins associated with the Silk Road case now that Ross Ulbricht has been found guilty as the operator of the Silk Road black market. It will be interesting to see what will be the interest this time and to see what will be the price of the winning big now that the Bitcoin exchange rate is not that high, especially compared to the first auction where the price per BTC was probably in the 700 USD range.