They have been weeks full of events all over the world, in the midst of the commotion caused by the Coronavirus and the proximity of the Halving in the Blockchain of Bitcoin. Why, sometimes we can let go of news that also deserve to be commented. As is the case of the transaction Bitcoin largest in history, carried out by Bitfinex, as confirmed by Paolo Ardoino in our Tweet of the day:
Yep, we refilled the hot wallet with 15k, the rest went back to the original address— Paolo Ardoino (@paoloardoino) April 10, 2020
A transaction Bitcoin makes history
These are difficult days for all of humanity, when our society is facing a common enemy in the figure of the Coronavirus. Disease that in the past three and a half months, has caused thousands of unfortunate deaths around the world. While the government attempts with all their forces to confront the health crisis, without breaking their economies. In the case of the crypto world, this event which has already caused serious consequences in the market of Bitcoin, and by extension in the cryptocurrencies in general, you would add the proximity to the Halving of Bitcoin. Which arouses positive expectations in virtually all users of criptoactivos. For this reason, in the midst of this incessant flow of news about the Halving and the Coronavirus, it is normal for other important events go unnoticed. As is the case of the transfer of 161.500 Bitcoins, equivalent to 1.1 billion dollars, the 10th day of April, executed by a commission of just 0,00010019 BTC or 0,68 dollars. In this way, it became in the transaction Bitcoin largest in history in terms of its value in dollars. Noticed in the first place by the Twitter user Krisma, who wrote: “Someone just move 146.500 BTC ($1B) in a transfer”. To what Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex, he replied: “Sip, fill a hot wallet with $ 15K, the rest returned to the original address”. Confirming this later by records in the Blockchain of Bitcoin. Which show that, after being transferred 161.500 BTC to an address, 146.500 returned to the original checkout, this being the second operation which saw Krisma. Thus creating an interesting record in the crypto world, just before an event such as the Halving of Bitcoin.