There is no bigger whale than the one that just moved its Bitcoins, except of course the cryptos exchanges and Satoshi Nakamoto himself. The total amount of Bitcoins moved is close to a billion dollars, but it was transferred for the modest sum of $0.48!
A very mysterious whale wakes up…
Last April, the Bitcoin address “3KZ526NxCVXbKwwP66RgM3pte6zW4gY1tD” became the richest of all those whose owner’s identity is unknown.
With 101,857 BTCs, this address was then second only to the wallets of the Huobi and Bitfinex crypto stock exchanges, according to The Crypto Associate.
But last Saturday, June 27th, this (very) big fish of the cryptosphere mysteriously moved its funds. As can be seen in the transaction below, almost all of the BTCs were moved to two new unknown wallets.
A total of approximately $935 million of bitcoins was transferred by the whale. A first wallet received 5,000 BTC, while a second wallet was created to receive the “exchange” (currency) of the transaction, 96,857 BTC.
The whale retains its title as the largest unknown wallet
The latter wallet, with the equivalent of $890 million BTC, is now the second largest (known) in number of bitcoins, according to BitInfoCharts data. But since the largest still belongs to Huobi, our mysterious whale remains the first of the “unidentified“.
Note that the fee for this transaction was only 5271 satoshis (0.00005271 BTC) or 48 cents. Who says better, in terms of transfer fees?
It’s hard to know at this point in time what the reason for this large BTC movement is. This wallet could also belong to an exchange platform (which would not have revealed its address). We’ll keep an eye on it, just in case it’s a precursor to a movement in Bitcoin prices.