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US Marshals to sell off more Silk Road Bitcoins at auction

US Marshals to sell off more Silk Road Bitcoins at auction

Silk Road was a website where all sorts of illegal and illicit items could be purchased. To keep the buyers and sellers from being tracked, many of the purchases on the site were made using Bitcoins. When the site owner was captured and his personal stash of Bitcoins confiscated, there was a huge amount of money to be made. Last January prosecutors and Ross Ulbricht agreed that the US Marshals could sell Bitcoins found on computer gear Ulbricht owned.

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The first official 1963 Batmobile is up for auction

The first official 1963 Batmobile is up for auction

There have been a number of Batmobiles over the history of Batman's career, with the latest including the tank-like model from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, as well as the forthcoming model from Zack Snyder's upcoming movie. But now there is an opportunity to own the very first officially-licensed Batman vehicle, predating even the Lincoln that was used in the classic 1960's TV show.

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Atari E.T. cartridges from landfill auctioned for up to $1,500

Atari E.T. cartridges from landfill auctioned for up to $1,500

With a documentary set to air later this month, the first of the Atari 2600 game cartridges that were unearthed from the desert this past spring after being buried in 1983 were auctioned off. A set of 100 cartridges, including a number of copies of the game adaptation of E.T., earned close to $36,500 for the City of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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iPhone 6 “prototype” reappears as “unfinished” model, now sold

iPhone 6 “prototype” reappears as “unfinished” model, now sold

Talk about strange. An iPhone 6 that was once billed as a prototype has reappeared on eBay and, unlike that attempt, this one actually got sold. What was different this time, you may ask. Simply the fact that the owner this time around called the device an "unfinished" model of an iPhone 6 rather than a scary sounding prototype that was leaked out. Perhaps that subtle change was what turned it into a success. Or perhaps it was the claim that Apple was the one that verified it.

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Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Originally selling for $600, an Apple-1 is set to go up for auction soon. The computer is believed to sell for roughly $500,000, a decent return on investment if it were stock in a company. Dubbed the Rickets Apple-1 Personal Computer (so named after its original owner Charles Rickets, an early adopter if we’ve ever heard of one), you can bid on it yourself in December. It’s the only Apple-1 computer in existence confirmed to be sold directly by Steve Jobs, too.

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Apple-1 sets $950k auction record for Jobs’ & Woz’s handiwork

Apple-1 sets $950k auction record for Jobs’ & Woz’s handiwork

An original Apple-1 computer has sold for a record price at auction, with the classic tech making $905,000 after being snapped up by a museum. The computer, which was one of just fifty made by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs back in 1976 as they set up Apple in Jobs' garage, was expected to sell for around half the final hammer price, but the Henry Ford Museum finally won a bidding battle with another, unnamed buyer at Bonhams auction house in New York City.

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Stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sets $38.1m record

Stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sets $38.1m record

A beautiful Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has set a new global auction record this week, with the 1962 coupe seeing bidding hit $38.1m. The sale - which eclipses the previous record holder, a Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 racer dating back to 1954, on which the hammer dropped at $29.7m last year - took place in California at Bonhams auction house.

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eBay was down: what happened?

eBay was down: what happened?

Over the past 24 hours, eBay USA was offline - and several of eBay’s international entry points have been down for the count. At the time this article is being written - right around 1:30PM CST - it would appear that eBay, or at least eBay’s USA-based shops, have returned to service. Also at this time, believe it or not, eBay has made no official comment on the situation whatsoever.

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eBay is down, it’s not just you

eBay is down, it’s not just you

Believe it or not, eBay appears to be down in the United States. Downtime began at approximately 8 minutes after 10PM Central Time and continue through the publication time of this article. At this time it would appear that eBay remains active through servers around the world outside of the United States, suggesting that the downtime is centered on eBay’s USA-based servers.

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World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

The world record-holding world’s largest video game collection is being put up for auction with the Guinness Book of World Records to back it up. The fellow named Michael Thomasson holds the record and now needs the cash. Instead of suggesting he’s doing the honorable thing, and putting the collection in a museum, Thomasson suggests that this sale will be because of family commitments.

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Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

A new category for digital items has been added to eBay making waves because of the trading potential it brings to the marketplace. The category in question is “Virtual Currency”, which will make selling Bitcoins, dogecoin, crypto currency miners, and mining contracts an easy task.

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Need for Speed Mustang heads to auction next month

Need for Speed Mustang heads to auction next month

Anyone who has watched the Barrett-Jackson car auction on TV knows that the auction will see hoards of awesome cars cross the auction block. The next Barrett-Jackson auction is set to kick off on April 11 and end on April 13. The auction will have some very notable cars among the wares being sold under the gavel.

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