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French bank BNP Paribas and Yelp among those interested in Silk Road's stash

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The U.S. Marshals Service's auction for the for 29,656.51306529 Bitcoin it seized from online recreational pharmaceuticals purveyor Silk Road has gone off the rails after the Service accidentally spilled a list of interested parties.

Coindesk reports that an email sent to those asking for information about the auction listed those who have asked it more detailed questions about the event.

The list of those who had done so makes for interesting reading, as it includes : Reviews website Yelp; A “quantitative arbitrage” person at French bank BNP Paribas; Venture capital firm Matrix Partners.

The Marshals Service has apologised and pointed out that the fact the above and other parties have made further inquiries about the auction is not a sign they intend to bid for the Bitcoin stash.

The mess is not expected to derail the auction, which is still scheduled for June 27th. ®

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