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$1 Billion Bitcoin Wallet on the Move

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Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts from around the world are watching in shock as the old Bitcoin wallet sees new activity after years of being dormant. The wallet, which is in possession of over $1 billion in BTC, is now sending coins to at least two exchanges.

Dormant Bitcoin wallet awakens

All around the world, coin-holders, investors, and even regular crypto enthusiasts are speculating regarding the new activity in an old Bitcoin wallet.

The Bitcoin wallet, which was dormant for more than 4 years, is waking up, and threatening to disrupt the market’s fragile balance. Many are already in a state of panic since the movement might mean that a giant dump is about to happen.

The address was supposedly founded back in 2011, on July 2nd. Since then, it did not move its coins until March 2014. Back then, there was a certain activity, as the owners of the wallet stated splitting their BTC supplies into smaller chunks. Recently, however, around 15,593 BTC was sent to Bitfinex and Binance, while 210 BTC ended up on Bitmex.

Who is behind it?

One of the biggest mysteries regarding the address may very well be its owner. One Reddit user going by sick_silk has been speculating a lot regarding who might be behind the address.

According to him, this may be the Dread Pirate Roberts of Silk Road fame. However, it is just as likely that the owner may be connected to Mt. Gox or the hackers that hit the exchange. One theory even suggests that this might be Satoshi Nakamoto.

What IS known is that at least one, relatively small, transaction from this address was connected to a Bitcoin drug bazaar called Silkroad. Because of this, many agree with sick_silk, believing that Dread Pirate Roberts is behind it.

Additionally, since the address first appeared around MT Gox’s hack, many also claim that the address might belong to Gox. Even its former owner, Jed McCaleb, is one of the “suspects”. However, both entities deny having anything to do with it.

Finally, the theory that Nakamoto is behind it lies in the fact that the address started in 1933. This was the year when the US President Franklin Roosevelt decided to give out the order to confiscate gold.

Nakamoto even announced his birthday as April 5th, 1975, which is when this order was withdrawn. This is why Nakamoto is believed to be behind the recent activities. Although, as many have pointed out, the fact that the address begins with 1933 might merely be a coincidence.

Obviously, any of these theories might be true, but just as easily — they might all be false. Simply put, nobody knows. The only thing that is known is that the address moved its funds in March 2014, just when MT Gox declared bankruptcy. Since then, the coins were broken into smaller and smaller chunks, and some of them started reaching different exchanges recently.

According to one unverified analysis, around 11,114 BTC already reached Bitfinex, with 4,421 being sent to Binance. Additionally, Bitmex received a smaller shipment of 210 BTC.

Because of this, many are panicking and fearing that the BTC price will go down just as stability has finally been restored. The new move will definitely raise some amount of chaos, and it will be interesting to see how will everything resolve.

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AAX Crypto Exchange Announces Massive Growth Numbers in August

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As the crypto market continues to surge, new traders continue to enter the market on a daily basis.  One of the first questions that new traders have is where should they trade crypto.  While there are countless options for buying and selling digital assets, traders need to exercise extreme caution and perform due diligence to avoid scam exchanges as well as places that have limited or no volume.  While the main platforms such as Coinbase, Binance, and Bittrex will always have significant volume, their fees are known to be on the expensive side.  AAX, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange with the lowest futures fees in the world, represents a compelling alternative that traders should consider.

Growth Announcement

A few of the most important issues to consider when deciding whether to use an exchange are the number of users and the volume.  On August 7, AAX announced that in a little over two weeks, the exchange doubled its user base bringing the grand total of registered users to over 200,000.  At this rate, AAX may surpass the million mark later this year which would be an incredible achievement and is most certainly due to a variety of factors including extremely low fees and revolutionary technology.

Institutional-Grade Exchange

When AAX decided to build its platform, it set out to meet the demands of both institutional and retail investors.  In order to achieve that goal, the exchange operates at the highest possible…

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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The Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

The Pros: 

Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

One thing people hate about traditional banks is the fact that they can…

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