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Satoshi-Era Bitcoin Wallet Activated, Holding $15 Million after 2,290x Rise

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Tue, 12/21/2021 - 10:52
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Yuri Molchan
Several hours ago, a dormant Bitcoin wallet was activated from the early 2010s which contained over $15 million
Satoshi-Era Bitcoin Wallet Activated, Holding $15 Million after 2,290x Rise
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Whale Alert crypto tracking service has tweeted that in the past eight hours, a dormant Bitcoin wallet became activated. It had not been active since 2013—just a few years after the mysterious Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, went off the radar but Bitcoiners could still feel the shadow of his presence.

The wallet contains 321 Bitcoins. Now that 8.8 years have passed, the worth of this crypto has spiked from just $6,594 to a whopping $15,103,046. The Bitcoin in the wallet has surged approximately 2,290 times by now.

In the comment thread, a Twitter user suggested several explanations for this wallet activation. They believe that many options are possible here—from Satoshi Nakamoto deciding to return to a patient investor who is going to sell his BTC now to someone simply recalling their seed phrase for the Bitcoin wallet.

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Both last year and this year, several dormant Bitcoin wallets from 2011-2013 became activated, carrying tens of millions of USD in the flagship cryptocurrency.

In the past, the community feared such activations of old "sleeping" wallets since whales who moved BTC from them were able to push the BTC price down with their sales. However, now, these movements do not impact the price of the leading digital currency.

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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.