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Whale Moves Over 88,000 Bitcoin In One Single Transaction ($1.15 Billion)

We just noticed a massive Bitcoin transaction of 88,857 BTC, worth around $1.15 billion at current prices.  The transaction was split in two, 43,185 to one and 45,671 to the second address.

 

Both addresses seem to be new and not connected to any exchange as far as we know. This seems to be the biggest dollar value transaction ever. Before this one, the largest transaction happened in April 2020 with a dollar value of $1.1 billion, although it was around 161,500 BTC.

That was also one of the largest Bitcoin transactions ever, however, the biggest in terms of just Bitcoin happened on November 16, 2011, when 500,000 BTC were transferred in a single transaction. It is actually unknown who did it and it was only worth $1.13 million at the time.

Apparently, the original address contained around 303,000 Bitcoin, which represents close to $4 billion at current prices.

It seems that the address has been sending ‘small’ chunks of BTC to several addresses in the past few days.

Bitcoin Price Not Reacting Yet

It’s not a secret that large Bitcoin transactions have a direct impact on the price of the digital asset. Many investors and speculators usually correlate large Bitcoin transactions to increased selling pressure.

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BTC/USD daily chart – TradingView

However, it seems that none of the 303,000 Bitcoin was sent to any exchange address just yet. It also doesn’t seem to be an address from any known exchanges. Looking at the data, basically, only one exchange could be moving this number of BTC, Coinbase.

According to recent statistics, Coinbase owns around 940,000 BTC followed by Huobi with 323,000 and then Binance with 289,961.

All Coinbase wallets are actually known which means it was not Coinbase and most likely not Huobi either as it would be 95%+ of their owned assets.

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