John Biggs just posted on Tech Crunch that the second auciton of Silk Road Bitcoins. There were 50,000 BTC in this auction.
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From Tech Crunch:
The US Marshals Service has completed the second auction of Bitcoin seized from the original Silk Road. The auction, consisting of 50,000 BTC, is the latest in a seized BTC sell-off that began in June.
The USMC reported that 11 registered bidders placed 27 bids for the bitcoin, down from 45 bidders in June. Coindesk attributes the drop to a smaller bidding window – 6 hours versus 12 – and reduced interest by buyers due to the mass availability of larger blocks of Bitcoin.
The price of bitcoin was unaffected by the sale and is now at about $380. In June the price rose briefly by 7% as users watched the first sale with interest.