Tokens lost, but not inactive – A hundred bitcoins that have been dormant for more than a decade have just changed their wallets. These bitcoins mined in 2010, when the price was around 1 dollar, are now worth nearly 5 million.
Beware of a sleeping bitcoin!
This move was reported last Wednesday by a Twitter user. Transfers of this type obviously arouse the interest of the cryptosphere, which is still trying to penetrate the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin Trader, Satoshi Nakamoto.
The transaction involves 2 wallets that each received 50 bitcoins almost 11 years ago . Prior to that, the addresses had not seen any activity except for 2 inbound transactions worth 0.00000547 BTC each, which were sent to wallets in the last 6 months.
The February 25 transaction brings together the 2 outputs of the addresses that mined the 50 bitcoins , which indicates that the 2 addresses belong to the same owner.
The 2 blocks were mined just a few hours apart on June 10, 2010
We will have to continue to closely monitor this type of movement. Indeed, if Bitcoin appreciates over the long term, it is partly due to its scarcity . And the appreciation based on this scarcity is accentuated by “lost bitcoins” .
If these movements remain episodic, remember that nearly 3 million bitcoins are considered lost. But now, sometimes, some come back to life!