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Bithumb shares his thoughts on the $ 2.6 billion ETH transaction

June 11, 2020

According to Bithumb, the 0.55 ether (ETH), which was charged a commission for the transaction of $ 2.6 million, ended up in one of the stock market’s wallets.

A mistake or money laundering?

Today someone paid 10,668.73 ethers in gasoline to move $ 134 assets from one wallet to another. For comparison, today’s average gasoline price is $ 0.34. The most natural hypothesis is that the sender must have made a mistake.

Although the sender did not appear, SparkPool, the person responsible for dismantling the block of this transaction, it has frozen until they can find out what happened.

The biggest transaction ever

Bithumb shares his thoughts on the $ 2.6 billion ETH transaction
Bithumb shares his thoughts on the $ 2.6 billion ETH transaction

A coinfirm spokesman, suggested that instead of an unfortunate accident, there is also the possibility of someone trying to launder money through a sophisticated program, In any case, this is the largest inflow of capital that SparkPool has ever experienced.

Sparkpool's largest transactions. Source: crystal

Sparkpool’s largest transactions. Source: crystal.

A Bithumb spokesman confirmed to Cointelegraph that the recipient’s address belongs to one of his customers and that the 0.55 ETH commission was later transferred to his cold wallet.

We will keep you posted as more information about this transaction is entered.

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