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Bitcoin Contained in Just Activated Satoshi-Era Wallet Soars 4,500x by Now

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Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:38
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Yuri Molchan
A Satoshi-era Bitcoin address awakens after almost nine years with $29.4 million in BTC in it
Bitcoin Contained in Just Activated Satoshi-Era Wallet Soars 4,500x by Now
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Another Bitcoin wallet last used during Bitcoin's early days has been activated this year.

Data shared by the Whale Alert crypto tracking service has it that, in the past 24 hours, one more crypto wallet with Bitcoins bought and/or mined nine years ago has been awakened after a long period of inactivity.

Yet another dormant BTC address activated this year

The wallet 1BamMXZBPLMwBT3UdyAAKy3ctGDbXNKoXk contains 616 Bitcoins worth $29,470,042. Back in 2012, this amount of BTC was the equivalent of only $6,667, rising 4,499 times by now.

This is not the first time a dormant BTC wallet has been activated this year. Previously, U.Today reported that such "sleeping" wallets were activated in July, March and February. They held 791 BTC ($26,147,621), 5,000 BTC ($280,814,423) and 2,289.53 BTC (worth approximately $110 million), respectively.

A Twitter user, in the comments under the Whale Alert post, opined that such a wallet being activated could be considered a bad sign since owners of these wallets most likely plan to sell their stash now and then buy more Bitcoin more cheaply later. He added that these holders are likely to be in touch with other major whales, so a sell-off may be on the horizon.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.