Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC were transferred at 4:02 a.m. EST.
A ton of ‘zombie coins’ moved in 2020, after sitting idle for over ten years. Zombie coins or so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ are a great number of old addresses with block rewards that have never been spent. Estimates believe there’s around 1.5 to 2 million sleeping bitcoins sitting in addresses and the coins have never moved. A large portion of the sleeping bitcoin stash is assumed to be Satoshi Nakamoto’s, as it is believed he/she or they mined around 700k to 1.1 million BTC.
It is very unusual when coinbase rewards from 2010 are spent, but in 2020 there’s been a great number of sightings. On Sunday morning around 4:02 a.m. (EST), after news.Bitcoin.com reported on the 21 blocks from 2010 spent on Saturday…