Dread Pirate Roberts
On encrypted news sites, Reddit and Twitter, some viewers hypothesized that the portfolio was linked to Ross Ulbricht, who switched from the pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts", the operator convicted of Silk Road, an online market for illicit goods that was one of the first to adopt Bitcoin. Another theory is that it is associated with Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based collapse exchange that must repay its creditors by liquidating some of its Bitcoin assets.
While Bitcoin collapsed last week, the community was also on fire with a long-standing ShapeShift decision to start collecting personal users information and reports that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was retiring on short-term plans. term to establish an encryption desk. Bitcoin fell by 8.5% over the five days until 7 September. It has increased by 0.6% this week.
The timing of whale moves – in the account of Chainalysis – does not exactly coincide with the fall in prices, but only speculation may have contributed to the selloff.
"There will always be these historical addresses that become almost a bit of a treasure hunt – who they are and when people move them they really arouse interest," said Danny Scott, co-founder of CoinCorner, a supplier of cryptocurrency and wallets based in Isle of Man. "There's so much noise in the industry and it's hard to eradicate what actually happens behind the scenes."