Venezuela Picks FX Platform to Auction Petro ‘Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency’ (news.bitcoin.com)

Venezuela has chosen a platform on which to auction its “oil-backed cryptocurrency”, the petro. While the country’s National Assembly has repeatedly declared this new currency illegal, the Venezuelan government will proceed with the auction of the petro on the country’s official foreign exchange platform.
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US Marshals Service To Sell Nearly $25 Mln Worth Of Seized Bitcoin At Auction

The US Marshals Service has announced that it will be auctioning off approximately 2,170 Bitcoins seized in the course of various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases, a press release stated March 5. The auction will take place on March 19, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Bidders who wish to …
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Charitystars Auction With Roger Ver Raises $87K for Antiwar.com (news.bitcoin.com)

On January 25th, 2018, the online auction platform, Charitystars, finished its bidding auction that featured a chance to win a private lunch meeting with bitcoin’s first investor Roger Ver. Charitystars has announced the winner of the auction has paid $ 87,000 USD to have a power lunch with Ver in the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the website Antiwar an online portal that promotes peace and non-interventionism.
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Gemini auctions beats previous record for daily auction volume, again!

For the second time this week, it was a record day in volume (measured in USDs) for the Gemini daily auctions.

Last month Gemini added a second daily auction, with the newly added auction occurring at a time of day convenient for those in east Asia (7pm SGT/HKT, which is 4am PDT).

The two auctions together have seen rising daily volume. Today, that volume was over $ 3.0M. That's about 7% above their previous daily record (which itself occurred on Tuesday).

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