Based on the BTC-e exchange and the 2014 Mt. Gox attack cryptocurrency The wallet made its biggest transaction since August 2017 on Wednesday, delivering a total of 10,000 to two unidentified buyers. bitcoin (165 million dollars) sent.
10,000 Bitcoin Started Today at 11:38 Turkish Time
As part of the transaction, which took place at approximately 11:38 pm, a wallet that received 3,500 Bitcoins diverted 300 BTC to another target. This was further split, reaching several wallets not attributed to any known custodian service.
It is possible for the wallet owner to send the money to their own wallet, send it to other people, or cash it out through an unofficial over-the-counter broker. The remaining 6,500 remained stable.
The first Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox suffered losses of 744,408 BTC and was permanently shut down in 2014.
Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of BTC-e, who denied it, was arrested in 2017 on money laundering and other charges at a resort near Thessaloniki, Greece, at the request of the US Department of Justice.
The wallet involved in today’s transaction has been linked to BTC-e by Blockchain analytics system Crystal Blockchain. The transfer was noticed by Russian crypto entrepreneur Sergey Mendeleev, who posted this observation on his Telegram channel. Blockchain data provides a limited amount of information that is open to interpretation.
He was extradited from Greece to France in 2020 and sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering. He was extradited to the United States this August to face charges of “computer attacks and hacking, ransomware fraud, identity theft schemes, corrupt public officials and drug distribution rings,” according to the California court’s 2020 indictment.
*Not investment advice.
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