What happened: $993,191,088 worth of Bitcoin BTC/USD was just moved between 2 anonymous cryptocurrency wallets in a single transaction.
This mysterious person's bitcoin wallet address has been identified as: 3A9jNrniUXC8ha2YH4BD2LVALrFdGUq5J4
$993 million worth of Bitcoin was sent to an unknown recipient, with Bitcoin wallet address: bc1q7tpu4v7aqcqzw4z9hj7wqx2jccdkwt48pgf45u
Why it matters: Cryptocurrency whales that own millions of dollars in Bitcoin tend to move markets single-handedly. If the whale decides to exit this Bitcoin position, there could be enough market impact to push down the price of BTC. It takes about $15 to $30 million of sell pressure to move the price of Bitcoin down 2% on any given exchange.
Since this transaction wasn't sent to an exchange, it's unlikely that this Bitcoin whale is looking for liquidity. Instead, they may be transferring this to a different wallet for security purposes.
You can view more details about the transaction here.
According to Glassnode, there are 522,952 Bitcoin wallets with over $100,000 in BTC.
Price Action: Bitcoin is up 0% in the past 24 hours.
See Also: How To Buy Bitcoin
Public Blockchain data sourced from Whale Alerts Twitter.
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