Category: Bitcoins

Sleeping Bitcoins Worth $40 Million Move- Mystery Miner Spends Another 1,000 BTC From 2010 Block Rewards

Sleeping Bitcoins Worth $40 Million Move- Mystery Miner Spends Another 1,000 BTC From 2010 Block Rewards

On January 10, another strange string of 20 bitcoin block rewards from 2010 was spent after sitting idle for over ten years. The spending of 1,000 decade-old bitcoins worth over $39 million today, follows the recent string of 1,000 units transferred on the 12th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block launch. Seven days ago an old-school […]

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1,000 Decade-Old Dormant Bitcoins Moved Today on Bitcoin’s 12th Anniversary

1,000 Decade-Old Dormant Bitcoins Moved Today on Bitcoin’s 12th Anniversary

12 years ago, Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto launched the network after revealing the cryptocurrency concept via the white paper a few months prior. At approximately 18: 15: 05 UTC, the network launched its first block and since then, over 664,000 bitcoin blocks have been mined. Moreover, on the 12th anniversary of the network coming to […]

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10-Year-Old Block Rewards Wake Up: Data Parsers Catch a String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins from 2010 Spent Today

10-Year-Old Block Rewards Wake Up: Data Parsers Catch a String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins from 2010 Spent Today

On December 27, at around 2 a.m. in the morning (EST), another large string of decade-old sleeping bitcoins was transferred. The miner spent 20 block rewards that were originally mined in 2010, and also spent the corresponding bitcoin cash block rewards as well. The bitcoins moved are worth well over $27 million using today’s exchange […]

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Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pool and trading platform announced that they’ve managed to fully compensate their users affected by a hacking attack that took place in December 2017, which took over 4,600 bitcoins. Nicehash ‘Fully’ Reimburses Users Affected in 2017 Hack According to the letter published by Martin Škorjanc, CEO of Nicehash, the company “fully” […]

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Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

On Wednesday morning (ET), around 2,034 BTC ($21.6 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex hack moved into a few unknown wallets. The action was caught by the Btcparser program as five transactions with around 400 BTC each moved for the first time in four years.On August 2, 2016, the popular digital currency exchange Bitfinex was hacked […]

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Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity

Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity

The Bitcoin network has recently crossed over the 18.5 million mark, as far as the number of bitcoins currently minted into circulation. However, even though over 18 million coins have been minted to-date there’s a number of different elements that affect the distribution of all the coins in existence. Elements that affect bitcoin distribution include […]

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Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Two of the top mining manufacturers from China that recently had initial public offerings (IPO) released two new mining rigs. Canaan Inc. and Ebang Communications both have shares listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the two firms just launched two ASIC mining devices with hashrates up to 63 terahash per second (TH/s).The two Chinese […]

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