FOR SALE Approximately 2,170 bitcoins

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by dealmaker, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker

  2. vanzandt

    vanzandt

    They have a 9 day window for sealed bids on this.
    Think about it.....9 days to bid on BTC. Who's gonna submit a bid on the first 8?
    .....Government stupidity at its finest.
     
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  3. Saltynuts

    Saltynuts

    So what do yall think the bids will be? Like a bit below the market spot price?
     
  4. Prob pay $2000 premium, these are certified bitcoins, not the 'in the wild' ones

    HODL
     
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  5. Saltynuts

    Saltynuts

    i thought all bitcoins were the same, that that was part of the appeal.
     
  6. prc117f

    prc117f

    Why not just sell it on coinbase etc.. I thought bitcoin is easy to sell its like currency right? so cant they just deposit all those bitcoins on coinbase, sell for USD and it is deposited to the bank account?

    Why have a bid if there is an NBBO price on the bitcoin exchanges, deposit and cross the bid/ask, take cash,deposit.
     
  7. johnarb

    johnarb

    Most government agencies are non-profit. Ask someone you know who works for the US government and you'll get the same answer. No one gets a bonus just because the DMV makes more money from issuing record number of driver's licenses or vehicle registrations.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjpkkx/doj-bitcoin-seizure-marshals-auction

    According to Kessler, there doesn’t appear to be a legal reason the DOJ couldn’t hold seized bitcoins and sell them directly on a Bitcoin exchange for a larger profit rather than auctioning them off. It’s simply not the agency’s prerogative. Instead of maximizing profit, the DOJ tries to liquidate the assets for a “fair market value,” according to its own forfeiture guidelines.

    Things get trickier with something like Bitcoin, though, since the market value can fluctuate several thousand dollars in a single day, as Tuesday’s crash painfully reminded us. Depending on the way the market is fluctuating, the DOJ may end up making a large profit on the bitcoins without even having to take the coins to market.

    A DOJ spokesperson declined to comment on whether it had ever considered selling bitcoins directly on Bitcoin exchanges, saying over email that the department doesn’t comment on internal processes.

    In past DOJ bitcoin auctions, however, the bitcoins sold for approximately their market value at the time, and there’s no reason to expect that the 3,813 bitcoins being auctioned later this month will be any different.
     
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  8. Any bitcoins for shorting?
     
  9. newwurldmn

    newwurldmn

    Probably a policy for hard to value assets and to ensure information is disseminated fairly.
     
  10. vanzandt

    vanzandt

    They aren't hard to value. Get a quote and just cash them out. The DEA doesn't auction off the $100 bills it confiscates.
    This is probably waaaay too complicated however. New territory. Somebody would actually have to make a decision. Can't have that. CYA and bump it up the chain of command.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
    #10     Mar 6, 2018