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An unknown person transferred $ 1.000.000 worth of bitcoin from a bitcoin wallet!

About $ 1 billion in bitcoin has been transferred from a mysterious wallet that has been in obscurity since 2015. The transfer of about 70.000 bitcoins, equivalent to about $ 975.000.000, appears to have taken place in the last 24 hours.

Alon Gal, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the security company Hudson Rock, was one of the first to report this transfer. Specifically, he mentioned that someone "broke" him password of bitcoin wallet and spent the $ 1.000.000.000 that was in it. In addition, Gal pointed out that it is not clear whether the person in charge of the transfer was the legal owner of the wallet or someone who simply managed to crack his password.

Tom Robinson, co-founder and lead scientist of the analysis company blockchain "Elliptic," he told Twitter that bitcoin wallet is the fourth largest in the world. He added that he believed the money came from sales on Silk Road, the underground market he provided services murders, drugs, and other illegal goods and services by 2013 that closed.

An unknown person transferred $ 1.000.000 worth of bitcoin from a bitcoin wallet!

When bitcoin was transferred from Silk Road in 2013, Robinson said it was worth about $ 350.000. In the following years, there was an "explosion" of bitcoin, with its value amounting to $ 955.000.000 and above. The account has been idle since 2015, when someone transferred 101 bitcoins to BTC-e, a bitcoin stock exchange whose founder was arrested in 2017 for allegedly committing rinsing $ 4 billion worth of bitcoin.

The person who transferred the amount remains unknown. However, it is estimated that it was either someone associated with Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht or one of the many vendors who used the online crime bazaar. In addition, an article published two months ago by Vice stated that hackers had traded the bitcoin wallet in forum and underground markets, valued at about $ 690 million at the time.

An unknown person transferred $ 1.000.000 worth of bitcoin from a bitcoin wallet!

The chances of a wallet password being successfully cracked are slim. Passwords are generally large and the encryption required - a combination AES-256-CBC and SHA-512 - is extremely slow to process. In addition, it was never certain that file wallet.dat that passed was the real bitcoin wallet or counterfeit.

Given the interest of law enforcement agencies and developments in cryptocurrency forensics, a large number of experts security is working hard to solve this mystery.

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