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Bitcoin Whale Awakens: Transfers 1,000 BTC After 11-Year Sleep

Mon 13 May 2024 ▪ 4 min of reading ▪ by Mikaia A.
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Bitcoin whales break the silence! After a tumultuous March for the flagship cryptocurrency, LookOnChain reveals that two well-endowed wallets carrying 500 BTC each have awakened. That’s a tidy sum of over 60 million dollars!

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The Rejuvenation Baths of Bitcoin

In the meantime, Bitcoin continues its yo-yo play, threatening to drop to $50,000. But for some whales, it’s time to pull out the big moves and transfer their precious BTC.

Bitcoin wallets, dormant for nearly 11 years, have suddenly transferred 1,000 bitcoins (BTC) within 20 minutes, leaving the crypto community in anticipation, reveals Crypto News.

Initially fueled in September 2013, the ’16vRqA’ and ‘1DUJuH’ wallets each had received 500 BTC, when Bitcoin was worth only $124 apiece. But now, Bitcoin has grown up, and the 1,000 BTC are now worth over 60 million dollars, a staggering increase of 49,274.2%.

The sudden awakening of these old wallets has stirred up a storm in the crypto community, fueling wild speculation about their owner and their intentions.

Some wonder if these funds do not come from the famous Silk Road cache, perhaps in the hands of the U.S. government. Others, more fanciful, speak of the hypothetical return of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, coming to claim his due in millions of coins.

The market is closely watching these old wallets because their movements could upset the market dynamics if they were to pour their precious coins into the free market. The cryptosphere holds its breath in anticipation of discovering the intentions of this mysterious crypto whale.

The Mysteries of the Dormant Whales

The crypto market holds its breath in the face of the emergence of long-dormant bitcoin whales. These movements, often interpreted as a bearish signal, can greatly influence market dynamics if these precious coins were to be sold.

Despite phenomenal profit margins, the owners of these wallets have not rushed to cash in their gains through exchanges. They have instead transferred their assets to anonymous wallets, thereby adding yet another layer of mystery to their intentions.

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In the world of Bitcoin, many holders have conserved their coins through various market cycles. Over 1.8 million bitcoins are even considered as “lost,” locked in dormant wallets for years.

This sudden reappearance of dormant whales underscores the value of long-term holding in the Bitcoin community. However, as the activity of these dormant whales intensifies, data show that it has often preceded trend reversals, usually downward.

However, despite these movements, the overall activity of dormant whales remains relatively low on the Bitcoin network. While BTC is currently trading at $61,000, only 1,056 BTC have been moved in this category, far from the 10,000 units seen during previous highs. Predictions vary, with some signaling a possible rise to $72,000, others warning of an imminent collapse. In any case, the altcoin season promises to be eventful.

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Mikaia A. avatar
Mikaia A.

La révolution blockchain et crypto est en marche ! Et le jour où les impacts se feront ressentir sur l’économie la plus vulnérable de ce Monde, contre toute espérance, je dirai que j’y étais pour quelque chose


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