SecondMarket CEO announced his participation in the auction of bitcoin bid
SecondMarket, chairman of bitcoin investment trust (Bitcoin Investment Trust) CEO, his company bid for the U.S. marshals auction from the Silk Road to the collection of bitcoin, he published the relevant information reference standard.
Although the information needs to be confirmed on Monday, but there is evidence that Silbert uses enterprise combined bidding strategy successfully against the majority of domestic and foreign investors.
Barry Silbert issued the following statement on twitter:
About our joint venture bid US Marshals bitcoin: bidders — 42, received a bid of 186, the number of bits can be bid in 48013, the U.S. marshals will be announced on Monday. Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) June 28, 2014
SecondMarket is one of the confirmed to participate in the auction bidders. Other bidders including Pantera Capital, Binary Financial and Bitcoin Shop. These bidders also confirmed a few days ago the U.S. marshals leak potential bid list.
Silbert was first announced in June 20th his joint enterprises to participate in the bidding, to interested investors issued a statement saying that the joint bid can reduce the minimum investment, according to the requirements of the U.S. marshals, participating in the bid to $200 thousand deposit funds, investors are interested in participating in the lowest 25 thousand to $50 thousand.
Finally, Silbert claims raised 42 investor funds, has collected 186 individual bids.
Silbert also mentioned that he raised enough money to get 48013 coins, a total of about $28 million 400 thousand (the bid price is about $591.5 /BTC).
As the Economist went to press, 30 thousand bitcoin market value of $17 million 700 thousand.