A Bitcoin Wallet With 110,000 BTC In It Became Active After 4 Years - Any Correlation With The Recent Price Crash?

in bitcoin •  5 months ago

As I was looking over the markets this morning - following the recent Bitcoin price plunge - I stumbled upon an interesting investigation. A reddit user going by the name of sick_slick posted 3 days ago a story about a dormant Bitcoin wallet with 110,000 BTC in it that just became active during the last month.

For those interested in the full story, here's the link, but for those really impatient, here's the short version:

  • the wallet became active about a month ago
  • it started to send coins to multiple wallets, splitting them until any address had around 100 BTC in each
  • a lot of tokens (about 15,000 BTC) were sent to Bitfinex and Binance

Now, there are many potential scenarios about this thing, but if the recent plunge in Bitcoin price was somehow the result of this wallet dumping at the market price, then I think we should expect more.


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I also read the story and my opinion is that the drop is the mix of several factors. The BTC selloff could have been the catalyzer but probably other factors were added for such a huge drop.

It doesn't make sense that it would be related to the coins seized by the FBI because they wouldn't have any reason to split them into different wallets like that. It is alleged that they are related to the Silk Road controlled wallet/MtGox wallet because at one point they were closely related (according to one Reddit user).

What is known however is that whoever has the keys is an early adopter who had moved over 37,000 of those BTC into the wallet June 2011... Either they were some sort of vendor at Silk Road or they were a mega whale trader who had plenty of cash to burn in 2011.

The current holder of the coins sure isn't saying anything to identify themselves ahead of time either which is a little sketchy. If it was related to the MtGox repayments or "lost coins" they would have told their lawyers about it beforehand. By dumping coins onto the market they could be looking to reposition themselves lower since they could cause panic selling and trigger stop loss orders like a domino effect.

Somebody cleaned up the pile of old hard drives...

110,000 BTC means huge, so it could impact on current market price so powerfully! Hope that person will look forward STEEM this time! If that happens, we could see huge price fluctuation on it!


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so the loads of selling of btc made the price lower ... btw the person having around 110,000 btc wtf he would do with that big much money ?? lmao ... even 10 btc is far enough for a normal person ...


10 BTC is only $70,000.
Who cares why the person has hodl the 110,000 BTC?

That guy is lucky to have his wallet active again with such amount of Bitcoin on it, maybe there was a massive sell out by him that leads to the plunge in Bitcoin price

If someone simply using their Bitcoin can cause this panic, then I'm not sure if we are anywhere near the bottom.

Today when I saw that the market bleeds remember that among your predictions was that in September this would happen. That bad.

I think it's Nakamoto himself trying to do something, or a new drive which was lost before is now found.

If the person did purchase BTC 4 years ago, he would make a big profit. A the best way to do this is maybe to sell in bulk. Maybe even trying to buy back, such a big number of BTC up for selling could really have an impact on the price.
Looks like a coordinated action :(

That may likely be the case...probably looking to sell off some and make some profits

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110.000 BTC’s in it? Must have been forgotten...
And I would do the same thing

I would like to have a wallet like that to receive a free gift that encourages me in this sad and low market.

Might be someone got his password sorted...

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who so ever own that wallet just realise after waking up they have bitcoin in wallet and what a surprise they would have got lol

If it's true that's one lucky dude


Rumors has it that the waller may be linked to Silk Road / Ross Ulbricht. It's just a rumor, though...

I read your whole post,this is a true story,this man is so lucky,his man active his wallet again and some money in it,great news for him,thanks for sharing

I think this gonna lead bull @dragosroua but can’t say anything. What you think sir what’s gonna happen

I hope it does not go down any more, nobody wants to receive coins if the price is lower than the bitcoin.