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Decade-long slumber ends as Satoshi-era Bitcoin address reawakens

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Decade-long slumber ends as Satoshi-era Bitcoin address reawakens

A Bitcoin address that has been inactive since the early days of Bitcoin, commonly referred to as the Satoshi era, recently became active after 10 long years. This wallet, which held 687 BTC worth around $43.9 million, transferred its holdings to two different wallets on May 6. The first transfer was 625.43 BTC to an address beginning with bc1qky, while the remaining 61.9 BTC went to bc1qdc.

When wallets that have been dormant for a long time, particularly from the early days when Bitcoin was founded and Satoshi Nakamoto was active, show any movement of funds, it tends to pique the curiosity of the crypto community. The term “Satoshi era” relates to the period when Bitcoin was first created, and Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator, participated in online forums. Some believe that certain wallets from this era may have been owned by Satoshi himself.

Last year in August, a similar wallet that had been inactive for nearly 14 years suddenly woke up and transferred 1005 BTC mined in 2010. This event caused a significant stir on social media, with many speculating that it was Satoshi’s wallet. Experts suggest that it is more likely associated with early miners or buyers who are simply seeking to profit from their holdings.

According to a report from Fortune, there are approximately 1.75 million Bitcoin wallets that have been inactive for over a decade. Many of these wallets contain a substantial amount of BTC that was likely acquired when the price of Bitcoin was in the double digits. Today, these holdings are worth billions of dollars, with a total value of $121 billion.

In recent years, there have been several instances of Satoshi-era wallets being activated only to transfer the BTC holdings to a new address. Some of these wallets have also been found to transfer their BTC to cryptocurrency exchanges, indicating a possible intention to cash out after nearly a decade of holding.

For example, in July 2023, a wallet that had been dormant for 11 years suddenly transferred $30 million worth of BTC. Then, in November of the same year, three Satoshi-era wallets that had been inactive for six years transferred $230 million worth of BTC. These three wallets were believed to be connected to the same individual or organization, as their last transaction took place on the same day, November 5, 2017.

27 thoughts on “Decade-long slumber ends as Satoshi-era Bitcoin address reawakens

  1. This is insane! Who could possibly be behind these movements after all these years?

  2. This is a reminder of how early adopters of could be sitting on massive wealth today. 💪 Time to check my old wallets, just in case! 😄

  3. Imagine the stories these wallets could tell if they could talk! They’ve witnessed the evolution of from the very beginning.

  4. These wallet activations serve as a reminder that the origins of are still shrouded in mystery, just as Satoshi Nakamoto intended.

  5. I can’t help but wonder if Satoshi Nakamoto himself is behind these movements. What do you think, fellow crypto enthusiasts?

  6. It’s like a blast from the past every time a wallet from the Satoshi era resurfaces. The history behind is truly captivating.

  7. Just goes to show that has the power to transform lives, even years after its creation.

  8. The crypto world always keeps us on our toes. You never know when a dormant wallet will come to life and transform someone’s fortune. ⚡️💸

  9. These movements only add to the already volatile nature of the crypto market. It’s nerve-wracking.

  10. The value of patience and holding onto your investments is demonstrated perfectly by these long-dormant wallets.

  11. The movement of funds from these Satoshi-era wallets adds an air of excitement and speculation to the crypto world. What a ride!

  12. These dormant wallets are like sleeping giants awakening from their slumber. What a sight to behold in the world of crypto!

  13. These wallet activations are a testament to the lasting power and potential of . It’s truly a game-changer in the financial world.

  14. These dormant wallets prove that ‘s impact goes beyond its current price. The legacy lives on through these long-forgotten treasures.

  15. The dormant wallets are like puzzle pieces waiting to be solved. Exciting times ahead for the crypto community!

  16. It’s like unearthing buried treasures! These long-dormant wallets are coming to life and revealing their secrets.

  17. The mystery deepens with each new movement of funds from these Satoshi-era wallets. Who is behind it all?

  18. I can’t believe these wallets have just been sitting there for years, and now they’re worth billions. It’s mind-boggling. 🤯

  19. The mystery surrounding these activated Satoshi-era wallets adds another layer of intrigue to the already fascinating world of .

  20. It’s not just about the money, it’s about the historical significance of these Satoshi-era wallets. Truly fascinating!

  21. Wow, that’s incredible! The Satoshi era wallets continue to surprise us with their activity after all these years.

  22. This market manipulation has got to stop. These movements only create chaos and uncertainty.

  23. I’m always fascinated by the history behind these dormant wallets. It’s like finding a time capsule in the crypto world!

  24. I wish I had been one of the lucky ones to acquire BTC during the early days. Now I’m missing out on millions. 😫

  25. It’s so unfair that these dormant wallets suddenly become active and disrupt the market.

  26. It’s like a treasure hunt every time a Satoshi-era wallet becomes active again. Will we ever uncover the full story behind them?

  27. I can’t help but feel a sense of awe and wonder every time a dormant wallet brings huge sums of wealth back into the crypto world.

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