March 28, 2023

Bitcoin miner found a forgotten multi-million state

An anonymous bitcoin miner discovered a wallet with coins that it mined back in 2010, follows from his BitcoinTalk forum posts. The block reward was then 50 BTC.

Having opened the topic “The newcomer returns after abreak, ”he wrote that he mined“ a little bitcoins ”when it was still possible using the GPU. Miner asked for advice on how to move BTC and BCH for sale.

Users gave him some advice, and onthe next day, 1,000 BTCs were moving, not moving from August-October 2010. This happened on the eve of the market collapse, and at that time the coins were worth almost $ 8 million. However, the newcomer did not answer the direct question whether he is related to these transactions.

One of the forum participants noted that a certain amount of these bitcoins got on the Coinbase exchange.

Miner was also reminded that he could receive andBSV to their bitcoins. The fact that he did not mention the presence of BCH fork coins probably indicates that the newcomer has not been a participant in the cryptocurrency market for many years.

“Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. All in all, it was a great comeback and the best welcome you can get! ”, He wrote in conclusion.

The movement of a significant number of coins mined in the early years of bitcoin is an infrequent phenomenon. As of January, out of the 18.14 million BTC that existed at that time, almost 60% had never moved.

Recall, the day after the mentioned 1000 BTC was moved, the cryptocurrency price collapsed to $ 6000.