Important facts:
  • The coins correspond to February 9, just a month after Bitcoin was created.

  • BTCs have not been moved for over 11 years. The number corresponds to almost $ 500,000.

A rare event in the cryptocurrency ecosystem occurred this Wednesday, May 20. After 50 BTC, which were mined in the first few days of Bitcoin operations, they were transmitted with no signs of movement after the remaining 11 years.

The coins were mined on February 9, 2009. Just a month after activating Bitcoin as a cryptocurrencyThis sparked speculation among enthusiasts, who suggested that Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, may be behind the transaction.

At the current price of $ 9,520 per unit, the 50 BTC equals approximately $ 476,000.

Users have noticed this on Twitter Nakamoto or someone nearby would be the author of the recorded broadcast at block 631.058. The address from which funds were sent only records two transactions: Wednesday 50 BTC and February 9, 2009 when 50 BTC were received as mining rewards in the network and which were included in block 3,654 .

Block 631.058 recorded the mysterious 50 BTC transaction. Source: screenshot.

“Someone sent 50 BTC today, which was mined in February 2009 when few people could, including Satoshi.” Indian from the Twitter account @ICODrops. Analysis company Glassnode Publicity According to the information received, small amounts of BTC were also moved to Coinbase (0.004 BTC) and Coin Payments (0.003 BTC).

Another opinion was that of analyst Joseph Young, who wondered why someone wanted to transmit 50 BTC that were never mobilized. «50 BTC moving from February 2009. That’s just a month after the first bitcoin block was mined. There are not many people who can do this, perhaps close collaborators from Satoshi. My question is why, not who is sending 50 BTC for the first time in over 10 years. ” divided Young.

Satoshi or a happy man?

It would be the first time since August 2017 that a user would spend 50 BTC that were mined in the first few weeks after Bitcoin was created, as the user reported on Twitter. @ Khannib. Since 2015, only 9 transfers of this type would have been registered, ie from bitcoins that were created in the first months of 2009.

To the @ YassineEraman What happened is not proof that Nakamoto is behind the transaction, but that someone found a hard drive with the coins and became a millionaire.

Even the coinmetrics service Registration a strange decline in the market afterwards @wal_alert He tweeted and announced the transaction. The process was confirmed this Wednesday at approximately 12:54 p.m. (UTC standard time), just a few minutes after dispatch.

The message from the Twitter account warned of the movement just before 3 p.m. A decline followed that raised the price of BTC from around $ 9,780 to $ 9,300to Coingecko.

The movements of the Bitcoin mined in 2009 are unusual. The movements of large amounts of bitcoins that were mined in the following years are more common and are also alarmed by various accounts on Twitter.

CryptoNews reported in September last year that around $ 1 billion in Bitcoin had been transferred to an unknown address, raising questions in the community about the security of large amounts of money being mobilized online.


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