The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Thursday that more than 3,600 bitcoins sold at auction in January have been successfully transferred to five winning bidders.
With the exception of Riot Blockchain, which claimed one of the two 500-bitcoin lots, the names of the winners were not disclosed. Riot voluntarily announced it had received 500 bitcoins shortly after the sale.
To register, each bidder had to deposit $200,000 and complete a registration process.
When the bitcoins were sold on Jan. 22, they would have been worth roughly $42 million.
Author: Sara Bauer