Silk Road took place on hacking attack After seizing some of the stolen Bitcoin assets, the USA continues to sell these BTCs.
According to court documents, the government sold 9,861 BTC on March 14. The said sale $21,877 per BTC made on the price and in return for the total 215 million 738 thousand 154 dollars receipt. After the sale, it was a matter of curiosity how much Bitcoin remained in the hands of the USA.
The USA has more than 205,000 Bitcoins
As it is known, it is not easy to calculate the total amount of Bitcoin held by the US government. Because US law enforcement officials confiscate many Bitcoins allegedly linked to financial crimes or terrorist financing. Also seized from the U.S. Marshals Service, bitcoinputs them up for auction.
US government 25 March 2023 as of 5.8 billion bitcoin dollar worth 205 thousand 515 He owns Bitcoin. This corresponds to approximately 1.06% of the circulating supply.
US authorities seized around 70,000 BTC associated with Silk Road in November 2020. in 2016 Hacking of Bitfinex 94,643 BTC related to the incident were seized. Finally, in November 2022, 50 thousand 676 BTC, which was also associated with Silk Road, was seized by the US authorities.
Thus, the total assets controlled 215k BTChad reached. About 10 thousand of this was sold on March 14, and the said sale was also announced.
owned by the US government 205,515 Bitcoins, a significant amount compared to that of other large owners. of grayscale 643 thousand 572 BTC’Although smaller than its portfolio, the software company microstrategy‘s portfolio of 138 thousand 955 BTC.