10,000 Bitcoins in the Mt. Gox wakes up and there are signs of being released on the market

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2022-11-28 14:46:50

Hackers attack Mt. Gox started moving 10,000 BTC “hibernating” 7 years ago to the exchange.

A wallet linked to the BTC-e exchange, the criminal of the Mt. Gox infamous in 2014 suddenly “wake up” and sent 10,000 BTC (worth about 265 million USD) to two different wallets. At around 03:38 PM (Vietnam time) 11/23 pm, a wallet that received 3,500 Bitcoins forwarded 300 BTC to another wallet address and split many more times.

It seems that the owner of this Bitcoin wants to release to take profits. This was further informed by the CEO of CryptoQuant that the hacker then transferred 65 BTC to the HitBTC exchange, taking profit at $ 16,400 and reaching PNL 5,594% compared to the 2015 purchase of $ 297.

The wallet involved in the other transaction was identified by blockchain analytics system Crystal Blockchain as BTC-e. The transfer was first noticed and alarmed by Sergey Mendeleev and announced on the Telegram channel.

See also: False rumors on the floor of Mt. Gox releases 142,000 BTC

Recently, in August, there were also false rumors “Mt. Gox dumped 142,000 BTC.” In February 2014, Mt. Gox was hacked and hackers stole 744,408 BTC from the hot wallet, forcing the exchange to declare bankruptcy and permanently close. The process of litigation – debt repayment – coin discharge of the parties involved has lasted for many years so far. At its peak in 2013, Mt. Gox is one of the first and oldest crypto exchanges, handling up to 70% of BTC transactions worldwide.

Alexander Vinnik, the operator of BTC-e, was arrested in 2017 at a resort near Thessaloniki (Greece) and sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and other charges.

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