According to a post just published on Twitter by the well-known Whale Alert, they would have been 40 Bitcoins moved (BTC) from an alleged wallet belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto.
ℹ️ The coins in this transaction were mined in the first month of Bitcoin’s existence.
– Whale Alert (@whale_alert) May 20, 2020
40 Bitcoins at the current exchange rate correspond to approx 400 thousand euros.
As Whale Alert explains, these BTCs were mined during the first month of Bitcoin’s existence, which is why they are believed to have belonged to Satoshi Nakamoto.
How could the bitcoins have been moved from the Satoshi wallet?
The options are as follows:
- Satoshi Nakamoto is still alive (according to some theories he would have died years ago);
- The wallet doesn’t really belong to the creator of Bitcoin;
- Someone has taken over Satoshi’s wallet through legal channels (an inheritance?) Or not.
Whale Alert, thanks to the fact that the Bitcoin blockchain is public, offers a transaction monitoring service, especially of the most famous wallets, whales or exchange wallets.
He recently also tightened one partnership with Bitfinex to publish their posts on the exchange’s social network, Bitfinex Pulse (on this platform you can also find The Cryptonomist).
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto really?
Bitcoin’s creator has always been hidden under a pseudonym and nobody knows who he is, even though he interacted with several people in the industry in the beginning, when he wrote about his invention on the forums.
Lately Adam Back he had been held up as Satoshi, but he kept denying this news; in the meantime there is Craig Wright instead he is doing everything to prove he is but with poor results that have also brought him to court several times.
Over the years, however, there have been many assumptions about the identity of Satoshi: there are those who say it is a woman, who it is a group of people, who says it is dead and so on.