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<body><div>That be like destroying a 3.3 million dollar piece of equipment.</div><div>Yes I am aware of the burn pits overseas, but this is just too high profile for them to be that stupid.</div><div>Especially in the middle of a budget crisis.</div><div><br></div><div>On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:55:14 -0400, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com> wrote:<br></div><br><blockquote style="margin: 0 0 0.80ex; border-left: #0000FF 2px solid; padding-left: 1ex"><div dir="ltr">Depends. The Federal government doesn't really recognize Bitcoin as a tradable currency or medium of trade. There is the chance they'll auction off the Bitcoins. That is the closest they'll probably come to profiting off them.<br>
<br>There is every chance though they'll just destroy the hard drives and equipment containing the wallet though.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Rod <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:rod-lists@epbfi.com" target="_blank">rod-lists@epbfi.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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<div><div>But how do they liquidate it? That is the question? I don't think they will delete $3.3 million assett which will likely be worth more once the legal wrangling is over.</div><div><div class="h5"><div><br></div>
<div>On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:37:48 -0400, Stephen Kraus <<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com" target="_blank">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br></div><br><blockquote style="margin:0 0 0.80ex;border-left:#0000ff 2px solid;padding-left:1ex">
<div dir="ltr">No, they've already said they plan to 'liquidate' it. Either delete it or sell it back to bit-coiners. <br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Rod <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:rod-lists@epbfi.com" target="_blank">rod-lists@epbfi.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

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