An old Bitcoin address that hadn’t been used for six years suddenly became active. PeckShield, which specializes in tracking blockchain activities, shared this information through its Twitter alerts. This previously inactive address, “13RLtG…PXs,” had about 2,100 Bitcoins in it.
When the Bitcoin price was around $11.8 million, this address received those Bitcoins around October 19, 2017. The value of those Bitcoins has risen to about $56.3 million now.
The rise in value suggests that the owner might be getting ready to do something with their Bitcoins, like sell them or invest them somewhere else.
Interestingly, the owner of this address has moved their Bitcoins to a new wallet called “1LGnp5…GgM,” as reported by PeckShield.
This large amount of Bitcoin adds some excitement to the usually quiet cryptocurrency market. The decision to use or move inactive Bitcoins can be quite complex and depends on a person’s circumstances and various factors.
Bitcoin has been consistently valued at less than $30,000 for nearly a year, with only a few short-lived exceptions. People might be moving their Bitcoin for various reasons, such as needing money, worrying about the safety of their digital wallets, or seeking a safer way to store their cryptocurrency.
Interestingly, some long-unused Bitcoin addresses have become active again in recent months. For example, one address that hadn’t been used for over ten years suddenly transferred more than $30 million worth of Bitcoin to another address.