The US Marshals Service is auctioning nearly $ 40 million in bitcoin, the first auction since the end of 2018. According to the bailiff website, the bitcoin auctioned this month came from more than 50 administrative confiscations and legal cases. Law enforcement officers will auction about 4,040 bitcoins on February 18, valued at $ 37.7 million. Bidders must register before February 12, and the auction will take place within six hours of February 18. Only pre-registered bidders can bid via email. Bitcoin will be sold in four batches, and bidders must also pay a $ 200,000 deposit before bidding. Participants who do not win will receive these refunds.