A massive whale is turning heads after relocating nearly half a billion dollars worth of Bitcoin (BTC) in a single transaction.
Whale-tracking bot Whale Alert initially detected the huge BTC transfer and reported the details to its 1.9 million Twitter followers.
The whale involved transferred 9,901 BTC, worth $466.51, from US-based crypto exchange giant Coinbase.
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) December 31, 2021
Blockchain.com says that the deep-pocketed crypto investor paid 0.00245662 BTC in transfer fees, worth $115.89 at time of writing.
The distributed ledger explorer also reports that this massive bag of Bitcoin has moved once again less than an hour later, this time for a fee of just 0.0011104 BTC, or $52.38.
The initial receiving wallet has only transacted twice and currently has a balance of zero.
Bitcoin is mostly flat on the day and currently exchanging hands at $47,337.
BTC isn’t the only digital asset that whales have been shuffling around lately as top altcoin Ethereum (ETH) and global payments crypto XRP have been on the move as well.
Here’s a breakdown of the largest ETH and XRP transfers over the past day:
- 126,422 ETH worth $482.54 million sent from an unknown wallet to an unknown wallet.
- 20,000 ETH worth $74.64 million sent from an unknown wallet to an unknown wallet.
- 177,149,701 XRP worth $151.26 million sent from an unknown wallet to an unknown wallet.
- 70,000,000 XRP worth $58.66 million sent from an unknown wallet to Bithumb.
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