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Silent $8 Million Bitcoin Whale Awakens and Does This

A Bitcoin address holding 140 BTC, worth more than $8 million today, has reemerged after a decade of inactivity, according to blockchain tracker Whale Alert. The address, dubbed “1BLoHu,” first received 140 BTC in 2013, when it was worth about $107,000.

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As mentioned, the transaction 11 years ago originated from another address, “1aWmn,” which also had a remaining balance of 180 BTC. While 140 BTC were transferred to “1BLoHu”, public records show that another 40 BTC were transferred to Okcoin.

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Today, the latest activity saw “1aWmn” transfer the dormant 140 BTC from “1BLoHu” to a new address, “bc1q66.” The identity of “bc1q66” and the intended use of the transferred funds remain unknown, fueling speculation within the community.

Source: Arkham Intelligence

This sudden movement of a significant amount of Bitcoin after such a long period of time has sparked various theories. Some speculate that the original owner may be cashing in on the substantial appreciation of his investment, worth $8 million to be exact.

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Others theorize that it could be a wealth redistribution strategy, or a security measure in response to advances in blockchain analysis techniques.

This is because the shift from the legacy address format “1” to the more modern “bc1” format is seen as a move toward improved security and efficiency. The “bc1” format, also known as Bech32, offers benefits such as better error detection and a more user-friendly structure, which could be reasons for the move.

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