Special Kind of Bitcoin Whale Has Sold $400 million Since September

We all know whales can manipulate bitcoin prices and they do it all the time. But this whale is a bit different. This is a japanese attorney and bankruptcy trustee of largest bitcoin exchange at its time – Mt.Gox.

His name is Nobuaki Kobayashi and he sold more than $400 million worth of bitcoins from September 2017 until now. And he also sold all the coins these bitcoin addresses received from numerous bitcoin forks – most notably bitcoin cash.

What did he do with the money? He will distribute and repay it to the creditors of  Mt.Gox.

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And that is not all – he has another $1.9 billion worth of tokens that he plans to sell in the upcoming period.

Mt.Gox went bankrupt four years ago after admitting they were hacked and robbed of 850,000 bitcoins – worth $500 million at the time. They managed to recover around 200k bitcoins.

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Of course, Kobayashi is trying to sell bitcoins at highest possible price and he from his report, analysts say the average selling price was $10,105 since he started his selling spree back in September.


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  1. Source for this information?

    • Check the tweet within the article and of course, go on blockchain explorer to find the transactions.

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