50 BTC Just Moved for First Time Since 2009 – But It Doesn’t Look Like Satoshi
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Please consider using a different web browser for better experience. Please enable JavaScript in your browser for a better site experience. 50 BTC Just Moved for First Time Since 2009 – But It Doesn’t Look Like Satoshi May 20, 2020 at 17:43 UTC Updated May 20, 2020 at 18:48 UTC The bitcoin moved Wednesday were inactive for 11 years. (Credit: Shutterstock) Zack Voell 50 BTC Just Moved for First Time Since 2009 – But It Doesn’t Look Like Satoshi The bitcoin market sold off more than 7% Wednesday, according to Bitstamp market data, after a Twitter bot alleged a recent bitcoin transaction came from a wallet possibly belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto, the protocol’s creator. But almost nothing supports the rumor the coins indeed belong to Nakamoto. “Whale Alert,” a popular Twitter bot account that tracks on-chain transactions for multiple blockchains, tweeted that 40 BTC were transferred from a “possible Satoshi owned wallet.” The price dipped as the tweet quickly went viral. Commenting on the market’s reaction , Hunter Merghart, head of U.S. operations at Bitstamp, said sellers on the exchange “got good fast liquidity and buyers were there to fill it. Everything worked as designed.” See also: Price Drops 7% in an Hour After Bitcoin Sees a Ghost That the coins were old (mined in 2009) and inactive (not moved until Wednesday) is the only link possibly connecting them to Nakamoto. Commenting on the unconfirmed alert, bitcoin software engineer Jameson Lopp noted the script behind the account is a bit naive and should be improved for accuracy. “Y'all need to up your analysis game,” he tweeted . Visualization of the "Patoshi pattern" Source: Nic Carter's Twitter More sophisticated analysis casts doubt on Nakamoto’s connection to these coins. Analysis of the habits of a single, early miner has been used to develop the “Patoshi pattern,” which is believed to indicate which blocks Nakamoto most likely mined and those he didn’t. The “Patoshi” miner is believed to be Nakamoto, according to the hashrate analysis. Disproving that bitcoin’s creator owned these coins, however, is ultimately impossible. Read more about... Disclosure Read More
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