April 21, 2024

Bitcoins stolen from Bitfinex set in motion

The first transaction of the year was made from the wallet in which the bitcoins stolen from the Bitfinex exchange were stored. Hernoticed the Whale Alert service.

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Unknowns transferred 28.39124 BTC ($ 258 thousand) toan anonymous address, and 2.275952 BTC ($ 20.6 thousand) were sent to another wallet as part of the same transaction. The funds were stored at the sender's address from the middle of last year.

Hacking Bitfinex occurred in August 2016. In total, the attackers stole 119,756 BTC ($ 71.8 million at the exchange rate at that time). The exchange repaid all debts after the loss of bitcoins in April 2017. In mid-2019, Israeli police arrested two brothers suspected of hacking.

On the Bitcoin network, a transfer of 46,835 BTC ($ 425.6 million) in one transaction was also seen. The commission was $ 2.9.

Bitcoins stolen from Bitfinex set in motion

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Recall, on May 18, an unknown investor withdrew $ 144 million in BTC in one transaction, paying 30 cents of commission.

Shortly before that, an unknown whale transferred 47,835 BTC ($ 417 million) with a commission of $ 1.44.

In October 2019, a transaction at 112,027 BTC was passed on the bitcoin network (more than $ 930 million at that time). At that time, the commission was $ 3.89.