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Mysterious Wallet Accumulates 118,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Valued At $3.08 Billion At Current Prices

An emerging Bitcoin purchaser has emerged, rapidly gaining prominence as one of the foremost Bitcoin (BTC) whales. Data has emerged that a wallet acquired 118,000 BTC worth $3.08 billion over the last three months to become the third largest holder of the world’s most recognized cryptocurrency.

The term ‘whale’ colloquially refers to a wallet address, entity, or individual that holds substantial quantities of a cryptocurrency. In essence, a significant investor boasting a considerable volume of coins, with the capacity to influence the market landscape.

This phenomenon revolves around the digital wallet address “bc1q‚Ķ59v2,” which has been identified as Bitcoin’s newest purchase master. This enigmatic wallet address initially started slowly, acquiring 0.25 BTC, equivalent to slightly over $6,500 at the time. Subsequent to this modest acquisition, the address continued amassing funds consistently and at a more rapid pace, gradually climbing the ranks of aggregate holders that by mid-May, the wallet had secured a position among the top 60 BTC holders.

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Fast forward to the present and spanning the present day, the wallet has accumulated a staggering 118,000 BTC, valued at approximately $3.08 billion based on current market prices.

This quick ascension of the whale positions it in close proximity to the world’s two most substantial Bitcoin wallets, currently under the ownership of Binance and Bitfinex. The rapid accumulation of bitcoins had captured the attention of the crypto community, resulting in the circulation of numerous theories and conjectures regarding the entity responsible for the wallet.

Among the speculations, certain users postulated that the wallet might be linked to BlackRock. This assumption stemmed from the fact that the prominent New York-based asset management behemoth had recently filed for a Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States, an event that sparked considerable fervor within the industry.

Coincidentally, this event unfolded merely a month prior to the initiation of the mystery wallet’s substantial Bitcoin accrual, as noted by some users on X (formerly known as Twitter) who lent support to this theory. However, such occurrences might simply align by chance, as an independent investigation seems to have demystified the situation.

Recent inquiries assert that the cryptic entity behind the substantial Bitcoin holdings has been uncovered: Gemini.

Colin Wu, a blockchain journalist, pinpointed the Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency exchange as the force behind the enigmatic accumulation of vast Bitcoin reserves. Relying on on-chain data and without explicitly detailing the motivations, Wu stated that a wallet associated with Gemini has been orchestrating the transfer of bitcoins to the aforementioned new address.

As of the time of this composition, Gemini has refrained from making any official pronouncements confirming its ownership of the discussed wallet.

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