June 16, 2024

92 thousand ETH listed on Kraken were associated with Vitalik Buterin

On December 25, a total of 204.5 thousand ETH (about $25.5) were credited to the wallets of three major cryptocurrency exchangesmillion). 91,999.9 ETH of this amount, transferred to the Kraken exchange, analysts associated with one "whale", presumably, the developer Ethereum, who received most of the coins from Vitalik Buterin.

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According to Ethereum developer Alex Fisher, most of the funds in the original wallet are associated with one of the co-founders and participant in the Ethereum ICO, Jeffrey Wilk.

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At the time of publication, Ethereum is trading in the area$ 126. Given the fall in trading volumes during the holiday season, such impressive amounts could potentially have a further negative impact on the cost of the second-largest cryptocurrency capitalization, which since January 2018 has already fallen by more than 10 times.

UPDATE at 17:25 Moscow time:

Vitalik Buterin on Twitter denied involvement in the original wallet, from which 92 thousand ETH were sent:

&#171;Perhaps someone made a mistake and mistook the exchange's intermediate address for mine&#187;.

Buterin previously said that in December 2017 andJanuary 2018, when the coin was at its peak, convinced the Ethereum Foundation to sell at 70,000 ETH, which helped the organization increase its financial reserves by $ 100 million.