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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