The U.S. government has become the largest Bitcoin whale, holding $5 billion worth of BTC. This is because the Department of Justice confiscated over 69,000 BTC from the founder of Silk Road, and in separate instances, more than 50,000 BTC from James Zhong. The U.S. Marshals Service has decided to liquidate some of the confiscated cryptocurrencies as they do not intend to store them. The government’s actions signify a positive development in the regulation and control of cryptocurrencies.

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