On Wednesday, after bitcoin prices touched a new all-time high, thousands of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex hack were transferred to unknown wallets. The exact count of BTC moved from the hack is not entirely clear, but one blockchain parser shows that over 12,208 BTC from the 2016 Bitfinex breach worth $754 million today was moved to various addresses.
- On August 2, 2016, the exchange Bitfinex was hacked for approximately 119,756 BTC, which is worth $7.5 billion using today’s exchange rates. That day, the price per bitcoin (BTC) slid 22% but the exchange managed to pay customers back using another token.
- During the last year, a number of stolen bitcoins from the Bitfinex hack have been moved. As BTC’s price grew higher, Bitfinex hacker coins have moved more regularly.
- Leveraging a blockchain parser, Btcparser.com, Bitcoin.com News discovered 11,799 BTC from the 2016 Bitfinex hack transferred at block height 679,212.