A rich Bitcoin whale captured the attention of the crypto community members after effecting the transfer of over a billion dollars worth of BTC.
One of the richest whales in the crypto space has relocated 30,406 BTC worth $1.1 billion at current prices for a fee of just $11.88.
Bitcoin Whale Moved 30,406 BTC in BTC
The huge movement was spotted and reported by the automated distributed ledger monitoring tool, Bitcoin Block Bot.
Whale alert! 🐋 Someone moved 30,406 BTC ($1B) in block 669,116 https://t.co/u1rpXTrjix
— Bitcoin Block Bot (@BtcBlockBot) February 4, 2021
According to data from the block explorer, the Bitcoin whale transferred the BTC to two separate wallets. The first wallet with a total of 34 transactions received 2,000 BTC, while the second wallet with a total of 2 transactions received 28,406 BTC.
BitInfoCharts shows that the Bitcoin whale first created the sending wallet on 31st December 2020. The day the wallet was created, it received a huge trove of BTC and became the 23rd wealthiest wallet.
Currently, none of the Bitcoin (BTC) involved has been sent to any known crypto exchanges. This indicates that the crypto whale is not dumping the BTC.
Bitcoin (BTC) Whales Are On the Increase
Crypto analytics platform Glassnode is also keeping a close watch on whale activity. In a new tweet, the firm says the number of large BTC whales has been on an increase since the Bitcoin bull market started in October 2020.
“The number of Bitcoin whales (entities holding ≥ 1k BTC) has seen an astounding increase. Since the beginning of the year, more than 200 new whale entities have appeared in the network – data supporting the case that institutions are arriving.”
Since the beginning of the year, more than 200 new whale entities have appeared in the network –– data supporting the case that institutions are arriving.
— glassnode (@glassnode) February 4, 2021
At the time of publishing, BTC is trading at $40,596.22, with a 6.86% price uptrend in the last 24 hours.