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Bitgo Chosen to Manage Seized Cryptocurrencies for the US Marshals Service

The U.S. Marshals Service has published a contract showing the crypto custodian Bitgo has been chosen to manage law enforcement’s seized bitcoin acquired through criminal forfeiture. The contracted deal is $4.5 million for the storage, maintenance, and disposal of cryptocurrencies according to documents released on Wednesday. USMS Pens a Deal With Bitgo During the last ten years, the U.S. government has seized a substantial amount of bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets from criminal forfeiture cases. Traditionally, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has been in charge of these funds stemming from high-profile cases like the Silk Road marketplace investigation. Since…

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Bitgo Plans to Launch Wrapped Bitcoin on the Tron Blockchain

Soon there will be another network that allows people to tokenize BTC in order to leverage the underlying blockchain’s speed and fees. On September 24, Bitgo, the custodian of the Wrapped Bitcoin project (WBTC), the most popular tokenized BTC platform to-date, announced a partnership with Tron. Members of the crypto ecosystem will soon be able to leverage WBTC via the Tron (TRX) network. Just like the tokenized BTC created using Ethereum’s ERC20 token standard, the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) team will utilize the TRC20 token standard from Tron’s infrastructure. Similarly, all the BTC deposited is backed by the Bitgo Trust, and…

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