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Top Off-Exchange Bitcoin Whale Moves a Whopping 61,500 BTC, as Bitcoin Crosses $23K

One of the biggest off-exchange Bitcoin wallets has sent out a total of 61,500 BTC in the last 72 hours. The super-sized Bitcoin wallet currently holds 71,381 BTC.

Whale Offloads BTC

As the crypto market begins to slowly recover after many days of seeing red candlesticks, BTC whales seem to be back in action. Whales’ activities are always crucial because of their ability to affect market movements. Particularly, an unknown BTC whale has moved out of storage a huge amount of coins, amounting to 61,500 BTC, in the last 72 hours.

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The off-exchange Bitcoin wallet first moved out 15,500 BTC and reportedly sold them for about $350 million. As on-chain data reveals, the whale offloaded these assets in five transactions. The whale transferred 500 BTC in the first transaction, 2500 BTC in the second and third, and 5000 BTC in the fourth and fifth transaction.

Top Off-Exchange Bitcoin (BTC) Whale
Source: BitInfoCharts

Later on Tuesday, data showed an additional transfer of 61,500 BTC in another five transactions. This time around, 5000 BTC was sent out in the first two transactions, 10,000 BTC in the third and fourth while 16,000 BTC was transferred in the last transaction. 

According to sources on the Reddit platform, it is not confirmed that the whale has sold these assets citing that it might just be mere movements. However, considering the whale’s previous market activities and the recent spike in Bitcoin price, selling these assets is likely. 

This whale which was previously at position 3 on the whales’ ranking list has fallen to number 8 on the list, following these recent high volume BTC offloads. Initially, the wallet held 117,000 BTC but now holds 71,381 BTC, at the time of writing.  

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Bitcoin Reclaimed $445 Billion Market Cap

In the last 72 hours, Bitcoin (BTC) has increased significantly in price, crossing $23,000 per BTC while targeting the $24k mark. Similarly, Ethereum (ETH) and other large-cap altcoins also had a breakout as investors’ fear recedes. 


Bitcoin Market Cap

Consequently, Bitcoin (BTC), the leading cryptocurrency asset market reclaimed a $445 billion market capitalization on Wednesday. Accordingly, the global crypto market cap is back above the $1.1 trillion mark. 

At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) has a market cap of $448.4 billion while the digital asset is trading for $23,479, according to Coingecko.

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Ndianabasi Tom
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Ndianabasi Tom joined the crypto and blockchain industry in 2019. He is an all-rounded crypto content writer. He mostly covers industry news, developments, and other educational resources. He believes that proper crypto awareness is instrumental to achieving mass adoption.

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