$1B bitcoins on the move: MtGox vs SilkRoad origin and BTC crash discussed
This is the 4th post of a series of articles dedicated to investigate $1B worth of bitcoins (111,114 BTC/BCH/... BXX) that were dormant since 2014 and started moving actively. The BTC coins were originally located at this address (1933phfhK3ZgFQNLGSDXvqCn32k2buXY8a).
The facts that part of this funds (>13%) have been transferred in the past month to Bitfinex, Binance and Bitmex exchanges is discussed here.
The origin of the bitcoins was originally discussed here.
A deep-dive into the wallet activity was discussed here.
Today I am writing a short update to discuss the origin of the funds and some events that could be related both to this wallet and yesterday's price crash. Wallet's origin This question has been discussed a lot by the crypto community in the past year. Here is a summary of the most probable hypothesis for the wallet's origin:
Wizsec, a prominent Bitcoin security expert, seems to be pretty sure that the wallet belongs to a MtGox hodler and early investor, who is not a DPR or a SilkRoad user, per his Twitter post: https://twitter.com/wizsecurity/status/1037030003068653569 Finally, Wizsec and I agree that this wallet is not CSW`'s wallet despite it is mentioned in several court documents. Wizsec spent a lot of time debunking CSW's ownership claims earlier this year: https://twitter.com/wizsecurity/status/968337084837781504 What do you think about this wallet origin? ` BTC price crash Also, I wanted to report some events that could be related to this 1933f wallet activity:
$100M USDT were transferred (reported by u/whalecheetah) while the 1933f wallet owner was in the process of transferring approximately the same amount to several exchanges;
a 10,000 BTC buy order was filed last night on Bitmex with 8,030 BTC transferred from a Bitfinex user wallet while the 1933f wallet owner transferred approximately the same amount of BTC to Bitfinex since August, 24th. Was this deal prepared or was the buyer a bitcoin angel?
I know you guys don't like TA but the RSI on the daily BTCUSD-chart is as low as August 2015 which was the last dip before the long bullrun began and the bear market of the MtGox crash ended. Just sayin' /r/Bitcoin
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] A classic from 2013 mtgox crash
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12-05 10:22 - 'The signs of the MtGox crash were plastered on the walls. Anyone smart knew something was about to collapse, because the system was too centralised around MtGox. The exchange was being DDOSed every single day, and while it...' by /u/magpietongue removed from /r/Bitcoin within 3-13min
''' The signs of the MtGox crash were plastered on the walls. Anyone smart knew something was about to collapse, because the system was too centralised around MtGox. The exchange was being DDOSed every single day, and while it was being DDOSed everyone panic sold. The panic sells triggered stop loss orders, and the market was being gamed that way pretty easily. The price would recover once the DDOS stopped. The "big" crash was pretty much the same thing, except this time people had also learnt that during the crashes you could sell your coins and buy coins cheaply at the base of the manipulation. I tripled my coin pile that way. All the traders were trying to play "catch the knife". When the big crash finally happened, it was pretty much over in hours. It was the most violent market reaction I had ever personally witnessed. Edit: Also the wild sense of fear that overcame people during the crash was palpable. I was scared watching the red candles grow even after I had sold. If I remember correctly there was a sticky to a suicide hotline on this sub that week. I also remember that a lot of people gloated in the aftermath, saying "of course Bitcoin was never going to work - anyone who lost their money deserves it. bitcoin is a stupidity tax". ''' Context Link Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: magpietongue
Today when the "crash" happened, all the bitcoins in my mtgox account got sold with out me placing a sell order... the same thing happened to my friend. Did this happenen to anyone else?
I had 81 btc in my account, 0 usd. and no orders what so ever. at 1:33 central time I had 14Kusd in my account and 0 bitcoins. the same thing happened to my friend (he got hit worse, 200 btc) did this happen to anyone else?
Wont arbitrage cause prices to crash once mtgox allows bitcoin withdrawals?
Thinking about this clearly, won't all the people with fiat on gox buy the significantly cheaper bitcoins on gox and then dump them on other exchanges for a huge profit? Since the gox price is so much lower isn't gox btc withdrawals being re-enabled going to cause a mini crash?
Can someone explain why Mtgox is allowed to crash bitcoin?
I have been casually watching btc for the past 4 years and it seems that every major crash is related to Mt Gox . How come the community has allowed this? What is preventing other exchanges from making them irrelevant? Reading all your post gives me dejavu. Thanks
Did your friends and family laugh at you when BTC crashed post-MtGox a few years ago? I can't wait to rub it in when they ask me, "Where can I buy some?". HAHAHAHA. -He who laughs last, laughs the longest- /r/Bitcoin
At the beginning of 2014, Mt Gox, a bitcoin exchange based in Japan, was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, handling over 70% of all bitcoin transactions worldwide. By the end of February of that year, it was bankrupt. Anyone who was using Mt. Gox lost access to their assets, and it has been a cautionary tale for crypto investors. An early breach in June 2011 occurred in which a hacker used a compromised Mt. Gox computer to transfer Bitcoin to himself, causing a flash crash of the price from $32 to one cent. A few months later, a number of suspicious transactions occurred, sending 2,609 BTC to invalid addresses , rendering them forever lost. Mt. Gox payouts could trigger Bitcoin market crash Mt. Gox customers will finally be getting a payout after the infamous digital heist of 2014, but experts fear this flood of payouts may lead to a possible Bitcoin crash. On June 19, 2011, large sell orders on the Mt. Gox exchange caused a flash crash from around $17.01 to around $.01. This flash crash erased the rally from $2 per BTC to around $32 per BTC in the months prior to the crash. In the weeks prior to the flash crash, multiple users on the Mt. Gox exchange had their accounts hacked. Abstract: We look at the events surrounding the bitcoin price rally in June 2011 to $32 and the following temporary flash crash down to $0.01, on the MtGox exchange. We look at the incompetence of MtGox and examine the causes of the crash. We then look at the political battle and uncertainty which occurred in the aftermath of the crash.
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