Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, may have just moved his coins after 11 years of immobility.
A Bitcoin (BTC) wallet address that owns 50 BTC from mining rewards, has just returned to life for the first time since February 2009, just a month before Bitcoin was born.
According to data from Blockchair.com, this wallet address (17XiVVooLcdCUCMf9s4t4jTExacxwFS5uh) moved all 50 BTC mined to two different wallets.
Of these, 40 BTC are inactive on a changing wallet address. While the remaining 10 BTC was sent to a multi-signature wallet address – identified based on the starting number of the address.
Transactions are becoming very difficult to track at this point, as BTC is split into dozens of pieces on a complex output chain.
Is it Satoshi?
The native wallet contains a 50 BTC transaction sent from Coinbase that was mined on February 9, 2009.
In the community, it is widely believed that Satoshi’s assets are distributed among many different wallets, each of which contains a transaction with Coinbase.
Only 3 people knew about Bitcoin at the time: Satoshi, Hal Finney (deceased) and Martti Malmi.
Speculation about the owner of these Bitcoins currently includes Finney and Malmi’s wives, but Satoshi is also the most likely candidate. The complex transaction chain suggests that the sender has found a way to conceal the destination of the funds.
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