Anonymous Account Shifts 6,500 BTCs in the Morning, but There are Still 188,000 BTCs Remaining
Today’s media reported that BitInfoCharts data show that 3D2oetdNuZUqQHPJmcMDDHYoqkyNVsFk9r, an anonymous digital currency account, sold 6,500 BTCs in just 20 minutes on Tuesday, making the account balance shrink from 149 million US dollars to slightly more than 0.5 US dollars billion in 24 hours.” One out, causing the market a greater panic and volatility.
The query of the digital currency anonymous account via the BTC Block Browser transferred 6,500 BTCs around the beginning of the morning and was not certain to be a sell-off. Last year, the account had several large BTC transfers. The account received a total of about 1.7 million BTCs. The current account balance is about 188,000 BTCs. Investors are reminded to carefully identify such misleading information.
How many Bitcoins now exist? How much did the FBI seize during the Silk Road investigation? Where are all these Bitcoins? Who owns the largest number of Bitcoins in the world?
If you have not come up with such questions, sooner or later you will ask them.
To date, 16,98 million Bitcoins out of 21 million, identified as the unchangeable limit of their number, have already been extracted. Who owns most of the currency? There are several names on hearing.
One of the twin brothers Winklevoss, who in 2013 bought Bitcoins for 11 million US dollars at the rate of 120 US dollars per 1 BTC since Bitcoin has lost in price only twice, and at the moment its price is much higher than that which. The brothers paid for it. If at the end of 2013, during the jump in prices to 1,000 US dollars, Winklevoss sold their Bitcoins, and then again bought them for the proceeds, but now the number of their Bitcoins would have been five times that.
Naturally, buying Bitcoins for money is not the only way to get them. There are two more ways. — This is mining, as well as selling for Bitcoins of goods and services. Ross Ulbricht (Ross Ulbricht) became one of the biggest owners of Bitcoins in the history of crypto-currency. The Silk Road.
During the investigation, about 174,000 BTC was confiscated from Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road. Of these, approximately 144,000 BTC was confiscated from the computer of Ross Ulbricht, and the rest were found in numerous wallets belonging to the Silk Road.
After the confiscation, it was decided to sell the Bitcoins data in several lots from an auction. At the moment, held three auctions. The fourth and last is scheduled for November 5, 2015.
We do not have detailed information about the people who bought these Bitcoins, but some names are still known. Thus, venture capitalist Tim Draper purchased at the first auction Bitcoins worth 17 million US dollars.
Bitcoin Investment Trust bought most of BTC at the second auction. Most Bitcoins from the third auction were sold to a mysterious company called Cumberland Mining. It is rumored that a large stock exchange was hiding behind it … Coinbase or Bitfinex. Even itBit purchased at the third auction about 3000 BTC.
In addition to Bitcoins with Silk Road, there are still covered with a veil of secrets of the coin of Satoshi Nakamoto. The real number of coins is unknown to anyone, and they have not been in circulation since the disappearance of their creator in 2011. During 2009 (the first year of mining), more than 1.5 million coins were created, and there are opinions that many of them controlled Nakamoto. The withdrawal of these coins in circulation can lead to a great panic in the market. The last time the movement of these coins was observed in February 2011, after which their owner publicly stated that he did not intend to scare anyone by issuing old coins.
As of July of last year, the largest number of Bitcoins is contained in the address coweGgC8CPZ6hYL1BBEfc1zqbSfHsprW. The amount on it was about 65 000 BTC, and the address remains active and with it periodically passes transactions to tens of thousands of BTC. Now it does not seem to exist anymore.
However, it is almost impossible to determine who actually owns the largest number of BTCs. The majority of crypto currency holders are reasonably silent about the state of their finances. In addition, very few people store large amounts of coins at the same address.
But if you still try to make an assumption, it is likely that the greatest control is now in the hands of the winners of Silk Road auctions, and the remaining large amounts are distributed between Winklevoss twins and several other large companies.
Author: Marko Vidrih