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18 September 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin Rattled By Transfer of Satoshi Coins That Might Not Be Satoshi's - CoinDesk

First Mover: Bitcoin Rattled By Transfer of Satoshi Coins That Might Not Be Satoshi's - CoinDesk


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First Mover: Bitcoin Rattled By Transfer of Satoshi Coins That Might Not Be Satoshi's.

But earlier in the day, bitcoin plunged as low as $9,100 after the Twitter account “Whale Alert” sent a message indicating that a recent transfer of 40 bitcoins, worth some $391,055, might be from a "possible #Satoshi owned wallet" that had lain dormant since the first few months of 2009 - soon after Bitcoin itself had launched.  .

In response to questions sent via Twitter, Whale Alert tweeted back that the "chance that this wallet is associated with Satoshi himself given its age and the transactions itself was interesting enough to post."

So the fact the earliest coins were transferred might not mean that the owner is suddenly doing anything differently.  

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