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This is the third ether transaction with a huge commission. Has a new player joined the game?

June 12, 2020

On June 11th there was one for the third time “strange” transaction, this time with one Transaction fee of 2,310 ether (ETH) worth more than $ 540,000 at the time of this release. It happened in less than 24 hours after the first two transactions Commissions cost more than $ 5.2 million (10,668.73 ETH each) this new transaction was processed in the Ethereum blockchain has raised the question of whether more than one person is involved.

Transaction details of the third unusual transaction

Details of the strange third transaction. Source: Etherscan

A surprising turn

This is the third ether transaction with a huge commission. Has a new player joined the game?This is the third ether transaction with a huge commission. Has a new player joined the game?

In contrast to the two previous transactions it had a considerable volume of 3,221 ETH with a value above the rate. In addition to the controversy, it wasn’t sent from the same address, but from a completely new address in the equation that said (MiningPoolHub: old address 7) next to it.

This new address generated several small transactions that went to the same recipient at the same time, However, only a few of all other transactions came from ETH with rates ranging from 0.0005 to 0.29 ether. Mostly 0.29 would be an expensive transaction, However, compared to this commission, which exceeds half a million, they are hardly noticeable.

It appears to be a kidnapping attempt

The founding partner of Primitive Ventures, Dovey Wan, took part in the conversation. propose as It is less likely to be an error and it looks like a message:

“IMPRESSIVE! Another unusual ETH transaction with a fee of more than 2,000 after the two previous events with a fee of more than 10,000 each. For me this is not a mistake but a message. One assumption is that certain crypto exchange – / Wallet / ETH services are “kidnapped” by hackers. “

The suspicion remains

The address of the recipient have more than 2,000 transactions for three years and Almost all of them carry minimal amounts of ether into their wallets. Her only outgoing transfers were made over two years ago, the last of which was the sale of EOS tokens.

The direction also received at least four other transactions during the last 12 months with transaction fees of thousands of dollars.