Over $26M Worth of Bitcoin Associated With 2016 Bitfinex Hack Is on the Move
The seven transactions involved in the movement of these funds on Wednesday were flagged by Twitter-based blockchain tracker bot Whale Alert.
Over $26 million worth of bitcoin (BTC) associated with the massive 2016 hack of crypto exchange Bitfinex was moved around across seven transactions on Wednesday, according to Twitter-based blockchain tracker bot Whale Alert.
- The security breach at Bitfinex in August 2016 led to the theft of over 120,000 BTC (worth approximately $1.2 billion today). Similar movements of stolen funds were also reported in July.
- Six of the transactions flagged by Whale Alert ranged between $4.1 million and $4.8 million, with one for a relatively small amount of $12,000.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.
Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.