The mysterious skeleton of an unknown kind of dinosaur is alleged to be up for auction in Paris this June. Auctioneers have an opportunity to bid in both euros and bitcoins. The financial market experts say the fossil seems to gain a large amount of money.
The nine meter long skeleton has lost almost no structural elements. Around 70% of the figure is complete, making it more valuable. The fossil is estimated to be worth 1.8 million euros ($2.22 million), according to the experts’ predictions.
The finding is considered to be from the carnivorous, theropod group of dinosaurs, which had hollow bones and three-toed feet, reported Eric Mickeler, a paleontological expert working with auction house Aguttes. However, he pointed out that some differences between the traditional species and this recently-found dinosaur are still visible.
The researchers discovered the skeleton in Wyoming, USA five years ago. Currently, it is the property of a British businessman, whose identity is not revealed.
At the moment the unique archeological piece is being presented to possible buyers at an exhibition in Lyon, France until the June 4 auction. The first floor of the Eiffel Tower will be the exposition spot for the sale. Bids will be allowed in euros as well as in cryptocurrency.