Hundreds of Millions Worth of ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ Woke up After BTC’s Mid-Nov...

Hundreds of Millions Worth of ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ Woke up After BTC’s Mid-Nov...

On Sunday, December 19, a dormant address that received 235 bitcoin in 2013 was activated after more than nine years of sitting idle. Bitcoin’s price has dropped lower after reaching its all-time high on November 10, and throughout December, records show a great number of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ have activated during this period. Dormant Addresses Wake up After Years of Slumber The day that bitcoin (BTC) tapped an all-time price high at $69K per unit on November 10, a miner from 2010 spent 1,000 sleeping bitcoins and 1,000 bitcoin cash (BCH) as well.....


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