"US Marshals have sold the last batch of 50,000 seized Silk Road bitcoins at auction ... this sale means that the government is now out of the Bitcoin business ..." - John Biggs, TechCrunch, March 7, 2015. Here is the article.
Bitcoin, a virtual currency not regulated by government, is still in flux in the investment world. Will it become a standard method of exchange mainstream? Or will just the software it uses to operate be where the value is?
As I explained in this article for Payment Week, when the government announced the auction, the investment value of bitcoin declined.
It's a relief to those whose funds are involved with bitcoin that the government no longer is a factor in how its value is being determined.