The cryptocurrency market was surprised this Wednesday (20) with an unusual transaction that may have been carried out by the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
The transaction included the transfer of 50 bitcoins that were mined in February 2009.
ℹ️ The coins in this transaction were mined in the first month of Bitcoin’s existence.
– Whale alert (@whale_alert) May 20, 2020
Bitcoins were generated in block 3654 and they may have been mined by the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoins without movements since 2009
Bitcoins generated in the block have not been moved since 2009 when they were created.
It is interesting to note that the transmission this Wednesday (20) may have involved the use of a mixer, possibly to hide the final destination address.
Another interesting fact is that the transaction took place the day before PizzaDay.
The day marks the first time that Bitcoin is used as a form of payment.
“”The address is so old that the mined coins were in a public key (p2pk), not in an address, version 0.1highlighted cryptocurrency expert Courtnay Guimarães
Although the transaction made this Wednesday (20) relates to bitcoins generated by bitcoin in the early days, it cannot be said clearly whether the coins belong to Satoshi Nakamoto.
Nakamoto is considered one of the leading miners in the early days of Bitcoin and It would have been responsible for extracting up to 1 million bitcoins.
However, he was not the only miner to support the network.
Other people like Hal Finney, Adam Back, Ray Dillinger and Martin Malmi You would also have been the first miners.
This is also evident from the queries in the Bitcoin repository at SourceForge Other cypherpunks tried to run the Bitcoin software and mine their cryptocurrencies.
In addition to Finney, Nicholas Bohm and Jeff Kane tried to mine Bitcoin from the start.
An analysis of the debugging that Hal Finney shared on the day the Bitcoin software was released may also have revealed that besides Satoshi 4 other people were connected to the network and mined Bitcoin from the beginning.
According to Whale Alert, the transaction would have been made by an anonymous miner, not Satoshi Nakamoto.
Other market experts point out that the mysterious transaction was also not carried out by Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Kleiman X Wright
The direction that took the mysterious step has more puzzles.
The direction of the mysterious transaction attributable to Satoshi Nakamoto opens in the case of David Kleiman’s family against Craig Wright.
Wright has long been called Satoshi Nakamoto.
However, he was never able to prove his claims.
In the case of Kleiman X Wright, although the address is listed as belonging to Craig Wright, he was also unable to prove access to bitcoins.
On May 16, 2019, one of the owners of one of the addresses listed in the case, Craig – 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT – appeared and said the address belonged to him and he could prove it.
The message also contained the owner’s legitimate signature, which can be verified using online public tools.
Essentially, the owner-signed message contains a hash that successfully validates the specific address that previously contained over 160,000 BTC.
After the message was posted on social media, Bitcoin supporters and blockchain analysts tested it and checked it with tools to make sure it was legitimate.