En mars 29, les analyseurs de blockchain ont capturé une séquence de 11 transactions totalisant 11,325 bitcoin provenant de portefeuilles inconnus créés dans 2014, à un grand nombre d'adresses destinataires. en outre, la réserve de bitcoin vaut $540 million today is possibly linked to the Cryptsy theft, according to onchain analytics.
11,325 Bitcoins Move From Dormant 2014 Addresses, Assets May Be Linked to Cryptsy Theft
A whole lot of bitcoin stemming from wallets created in 2014 moved on Tuesday and the funds may be tied to the Cryptsy theft. The now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange led by Paul Vernon lost millions of dollars worth of digital assets years ago at the end of 2015.
More recently at the end of January 2022, les Etats Unis. département de la Justice (MJ) annoncé it had indicted Vernon for allegedly stealing over $1 million from digital currency wallets. The DOJ said Vernon, autrement connu comme ‘Grand Verne,’ stole from accounts between May 2013 and May 2015 and proceeded to deposit the stolen funds into his own bank account.
The funds that moved on March 29, 2022, derive from BTC wallets that were created on July 29, 2014. Tous 11,325 bitcoin were processed at block height 729,587, and the action was caught by Btcparser.com, et Whale Alert. “The massive amount of activated dormant [bitcoins] in the previous posts are possibly linked to the Cryptsy hack/theft,” Whale Alert tweeté mardi. Onchain analysis further shows the 11,325 bitcoin may have originated from Cryptsy, according to clustering from données oxt.me as well.
Fed Seizure Speculation Rises, ‘Grand Verne’s’ Whereabouts Are Still Unknown
The stash of bitcoin sat idle for more than seven years, and some people suspect the crypto may be in the hands of the U.S. gouvernement. The speculation derives from the recent Bitfinex hack coins that moved this year, coupled with the coincidental and recent DOJ indictment of ‘Big Vern.’ toutefois, unlike the Bitfinex hack coins that consolidated into a single address, the transfers processed at block height 729,587 were sent to a wide range of addresses.
Par exemple, this account sent 1,000 BTC à 59 different recipients. This address sent 1,325 BTC à 78 recipient addresses on Tuesday afternoon around 6:30 après-midi. (UTC). At the time of transfer, les 11,325 bitcoin was worth $540 millions d'utilisateurs aujourd'hui’s BTC exchange rates. Even though the DOJ indicted Vernon, the former Cryptsy CEO is still on the run and no one knows where he is located.
Dans 2016, the Miami New Times ran an investigative report that said Vernon and his girlfriend dipped off to China. That was according to Vernon’s wife at the time, and following that report, Vernon allegedly spoke with the Miami New Times in an exclusive interview. According à ‘Grand Verne’ before the alleged interview, 13,000 bitcoin was stolen from the exchange. The exchange also said it lost 300,000 Suggestions de sondages récents (Suggestions de sondages récents) as well.
“We shut down the website and file bankruptcy, letting users file claims via the bankruptcy process and letting the court make the disbursements,” Crypte’s announcement said at the time. “Or, somebody else comes in to purchase and run Cryptsy while also making good on requested withdrawals.”
None of the aforementioned promises came to fruition and the 11,325 bitcoin that moved on Tuesday afternoon may be linked to the 13,000 BTC stolen from Cryptsy customers.
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