One address belonging to added 43,000 BTC on Tuesday at an average price of $46,553.68, bringing the wallet’s total value to $5.5 billion.
Elsewhere, the third-largest Bitcoin address continued its spending spree, adding another 551 BTC since Cointelegraph last reported it bought the dip, just two days ago. The wallet continues to aggressively accumulate in the $40 thousand range, now owning a total of 121,396 BTC or roughly $5 billion.
There was some consternation on social media platforms about the wallet owner behind the $43,000 BTC buy, but /status/1140602413243674624″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>confirmed ownership of the address in a tweet sent out in 2019.
We have just reserved 9001 BTC and minted 9001 BTCB. https://t.co/344lxlqsMa
The intended use of wallet address “3LYJfcfHPXYJreMsASk2jkn69LWEYKzexb” was for the company to .com/en/blog/all/introducing-bitcoinpegged-token-on--chain-347360878904684544″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>issue a number of crypto-pegged tokens on Chain, starting with BTCB, a BEP2 token pegged to BTC.
However, the wallet appears to have evolved into a cold storage wallet for the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. In a tweet by advanced blockchain tracker @whale_alert in April last year, the wallet was again labeled as the BTC reserve wallet address.
Although the wallet has been used to .org/asset/BTCB-1DE” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>mint 13,001 BTC onto the Smart Chain, the owner has never sold a single Satoshi. Since June 17, 2019, it has accumulated a whopping 116,601.13647202 BTC.
At the time of writing, the wallet is valued at roughly $4,982,770,577 or just shy of $5 billion. Talk about diamond hands.