3rd Largest Bitcoin Address Emptied in Massive $1,200,000,000 BTC Whale Transfer

Tuesday 27 October 2020, 8:02 AM AEST - 4 weeks ago

A massive Bitcoin trove is suddenly on the move as one of the wealthiest whales in history transfers more than a billion dollars worth of BTC.

An anonymous high-rolling entity just relocated 92,857 BTC worth $1.2 billion for a fee of just $1.31. The transfer was first noticed by the automatic blockchain monitoring tool known as Bitcoin Block Bot.

Source: Blockchain.com

According to the latest block explorer data, the whale moved the BTC into two separate wallets.

An unknown wallet with a total of two transactions received 88,857 BTC. A second wallet that received 4,000 BTC has a recorded 19 transactions.

BitInfoCharts shows that the whale created the original wallet on August 6th. The wallet started receiving small amounts of BTC on August 7th en route to becoming the 3rd richest Bitcoin wallet in existence on October 21st.

The whale involved could be an institution or a crypto custodian overseeing the BTC on behalf of its clients. The big-time entity may also be transferring the BTC across multiple wallets for security reasons.

However, none of the addresses in question have known ties to a company that is invested in or works within the crypto industry.

The BTC has not been transferred to any known wallets owned by crypto exchanges, where it could be sold and traded on the open market.

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