Plustoken’s stash of bitcoin is on the move again. The haul of ill-gotten gains, amassed during a long-running Ponzi scheme that accrued 187,000 BTC, has been sporadically liquidated, impacting the market price of bitcoin in the process. At 2:46 a.m. today, a known Plustoken address moved 12,000 BTC worth $118M, suggesting that another market dump could be on the cards.
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Plustoken Scammers Move 11,999.96928806 BTC
The bitcoin blockchain’s publicly auditable design is one of its greatest strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand, it mandates precise obfuscation techniques for bitcoiners intent on retaining their privacy. But on the other hand, it enables the community to receive real-time alerts of market-moving events – like scammers shifting large amounts of bitcoin, presumably en route to an exchange to be liquidated.
At 2:46 a.m. (EST), a few satoshis under 12,000 BTC were sent to this address. A little under an hour later, the coins moved again to this…