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Spending a String of 20,000 BTC 2 Bitcoin Whale Transactions Move Over $1.2 Billion – Bitcoin News

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On November 1, at block height 707,639, a blockchain parser caught two bitcoin whale transfers that moved approximately 19,876 bitcoin worth $1.2 billion in the mix of 2,819 transactions. Interestingly, the owner used a similar splitting mechanism the old school mining whale blockchain parsers caught, spending strings of 20 block rewards throughout 2020 and 2021.

Bitcoin Whale Watching

Bitcoin whales are mysterious animals because in a blockchain world of pseudonymity we only see them when they move. Last year and this year as well, Bitcoin.com News has hunted a specific whale entity that spent thousands of bitcoin mined in 2010.

Every single time the whale spent the decade-old bitcoin that sat idle the whole time, the entity spent exactly 20 block rewards or 1,000 BTC. After the transfer, the wallets holding 1,000 BTC dispersed the funds into smaller-sized wallets.

According to the creator of btcparser.com, the close to 20K BTC transferred at block height 707,639 on November 1 shared similar splitting mechanics with the “20×50 awakenings.” The blockchain parser’s owner would guess that the entity spending the two transactions could be the same person or organization.

The special transactions stemming from block height 707,639 derived from the bitcoin addresses “15kEr” and “1PfaY.” The 15kEr address transferred 9,900.87 BTC, while 1PfaY spent 9,975.31 BTC.

Spending a String of 20,000 BTC — 2 Bitcoin Whale Transactions Move Over $1.2 Billion
One of the bitcoin addresses’ splitting methods (pictured left) and the blockchain explorer data recording the 19,876 bitcoin moved on Monday (pictured right).

The two transactions were filtered among 2,819 BTC transfers with 6,406 inputs recorded in block 707,639. The output total in that block was 9,587 with 78,704.53 BTC dispersed. The two transactions stemming from 15kEr and 1PfaY, represented more than 25% of the BTC processed in block 707,639.

After the funds were sent, the nearly 20K BTC was split into 200 wallets with 100 BTC each. Then the bitcoin whale’s funds were split again into much smaller wallets until they finally consolidated into different amounts.

The 2 Transactions Leveraged Moderate Privacy Tactics — 50 Bitcoin Block Reward From 2011 Spent 59 Blocks Later

Data from blockchair.com’s Privacy-o-meter for Bitcoin Transactions tool shows the wallet that sent the 9,975.31 BTC got a score of 60 or “moderate.” This is because matched addresses were identified and blockchair.com’s tool notes that “matching significantly reduces the anonymity of addresses.” The 9,900.87 BTC spend suffers from the same tracking vulnerabilities as matched addresses were also identified.

Alongside the close to 20K BTC transfer in two separate transactions, 59 blocks later 50 sleeping bitcoins that had sat idle since April 28, 2011, were transferred at block height 707,698. The 50 BTC sat idle for over ten years since the day they were mined and when they were transferred, the exchange rate for the block reward of 50 BTC was just over $3 million.

Blockchair.com’s privacy tool indicates the transaction got a score of 0 or “critical.” A critical score means that the tool “identified issues [that] significantly endanger the privacy of the parties involved.”

What do you think about the 20,000 bitcoin sent in two transactions at block height 707,639? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Ethereum bulls likely to profit $130 million on ETH options despite two-week slump

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Ether (ETH) investors have no reason to complain after the 344% gains accumulated in 2021 until Nov. 24. Still, analysts fear that the $4,000 resistance test on Nov. 19 is forming a descending channel that aims at $3,600 by mid-December, an 18% correction from the current $4,400 price.

Despite outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) by 16% in the past month alone and the ETH/BTC pair climbing to 10-week highs, Ether seems to be struggling with its own success.

Ether/USD price on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView

Users continue to complain about Ethereum gas fees, averaging over $45 over the past three weeks. However problematic that can be, it leaves no doubt that the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT) markets continue to thrive on Ethereum.

Increasing regulatory uncertainties in the United States remain a decisive limiting factor for Ether’s rally. On Nov. 24, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, clarified that the crypto panel in the public meeting scheduled for Dec. 2 would focus on the regulatory framework.

Not even the one million ETH burned since the implementation of EIP-1559 in August was enough to keep Ether’s price at all-time highs. As the network emits about 5.4 million ETH per year, Ether remains an inflationary asset. Still, Ether’s price increased by 16% vs. Bitcoin since Oct. 25, partially reflecting that impact.

Bullish calls dominate Nov. 26’s ETH options expiry

Despite the 10% correction to $4,400 since the $4,850 all-time high on Nov. 10, the Ether call (buy) options vastly dominate Nov. 26’s expiry.

Ether options aggregate open interest for Nov. 26. Source: Coinglass

The green area representing the $820 million call (buy) options is the lion’s share of Nov. 26 expiry. Compared to the $440 million puts (sell) instruments, there’s an 87% difference.

Nevertheless, the 1.87 call-to-put ratio should not be taken literally, as the recent ETH drop will likely wipe out 77% of the bullish bets. For instance, if Ether’s price remains below $4,400 at 8:00 am UTC on Nov. 26, only $165 million worth of those call (buy) options will be available at the expiry.

In other words, what good is holding the right to buy Ether at $4,400 or $4,600 if it’s trading below that price?

Bears need sub-$4,200 ETH to balance the scales

Below are the three most likely scenarios based on the current price action. The number of option contracts available on Nov. 26 for bulls (call) and bear (put) instruments vary depending on the expiry ETH price. The imbalance favoring each side constitutes the theoretical profit:

  • Below $4,100: 15,400 calls vs. 15,200 puts. The result is balanced.
  • Between $4,200 and $4,500: 38,400 calls vs. 8,800 puts. The net result is $130 million favoring the call (buy) instruments.
  • Above $4,500: 50,200 calls vs. 2,300 puts. The net result favors the call (bull) instruments by $215 million.

This crude estimate considers call options being used in bullish bets and put options exclusively in neutral-to-bearish trades. Still, this oversimplification disregards more complex investment strategies.

For example, a trader could have sold a put option, effectively gaining a positive exposure to Ether above a specific price. But unfortunately, there’s no easy way to estimate this effect.

Both sides have incentives to move price

Bears need a 7.5% move from $4,400 down to sub-$4,100 to balance the scales and avoid a $130 million loss. On the other hand, bulls need a 2.3% price increase to $4,500 to boost their profits by $85 million.

Traders must consider that the amount of effort a seller needs to pressure the price is immense and usually ineffective during bullish markets. Currently, options market incentives are balanced, favoring the $4,200 to $4,500 price range, entitling bulls to a $130 million profit on Friday, Nov. 26.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Uzbekistan Allows Residents to Trade Cryptocurrencies on Local Exchanges – Exchanges Bitcoin News

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Changes to the rules governing activities of crypto exchanges in Uzbekistan now allow residents to trade coins on licensed platforms. Uzbekistanis could previously only sell their digital assets. The new provisions also regulate the issuance of tokens and their listing.

Uzbekistan Loosens Restrictions on Domestic Crypto Trading

Uzbekistanis will be able to trade digital currencies on the country’s licensed crypto exchanges. This has become possible after the National Agency for Project Management (NAPM) under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev recently amended the rules pertaining to local cryptocurrency trade.

According to the new regulations, residents of Uzbekistan can buy, sell, and exchange crypto assets domestically for their national currency, Forklog reported, quoting a decree issued by the agency’s director. Non-residents are allowed to exchange cryptocurrencies for foreign fiat as well.

Uzbekistan legalized crypto trading in 2018 but in late 2019 the government banned local residents from purchasing cryptocurrencies. They could only sell. The regulatory body explained that the lifting of the restrictions has to do with citizens changing their approach to crypto investing which has become “more rational and balanced.”

In September this year, the NAPM warned against trading on unregistered platforms, reminding residents that in accordance with the presidential decree “On measures to develop the digital economy in the Republic of Uzbekistan” and the law “On licensing and notification procedures,” crypto exchange operations are subject to licensing.

The amendments further concern the issuance and trading of digital tokens. The National Agency for Project Management prohibits the listing of unsecured tokens on local exchanges. The regulations define tokens as a unit of account secured by tangible or other property and used to attract investment, NAPM detailed.

Authorities in Tashkent have maintained a generally positive attitude toward the crypto space. In January 2020, they announced plans to establish а national mining pool, create a blockchain valley, introduce crypto tax exemptions, and establish a cryptocurrency exchange. Uznex, a digital asset trading platform operated by the South Korean entity Kobea Group, was launched later the same month.

However, the use of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for goods and services is still prohibited in the Central Asian country. In September, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan ruled out the idea that bitcoin and the rest could be recognized as legal tender in the country. That’s unlikely to ever change, a high-ranking official was quoted as stating.

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Do you expect Uzbekistan to further loosen its crypto regulations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ethereum Gains Momentum, Dips Turn Attractive In Near-Term

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Ethereum gained pace above the $4,350 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH could accelerate higher if there is a clear break above the $4,550 resistance zone.

  • Ethereum is trading in a bullish zone above the $4,350 level.
  • The price is now well above $4,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $4,360 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could continue higher if it stays above the $4,350 support level in the near term.

Ethereum Price Extends Gains

Ethereum extended increase above the $4,350 resistance level. ETH price even broke the $4,440 level and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

There was a steady increase and the even climbed above $4,500. A high was formed near $4,552 and the price is now correcting lower. It traded below the $4,500 level. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $4,169 swing low to $4,552 high.

Ether price is now well above $4,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $4,360 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

An initial resistance on the upside is near the $4,500 level. The first major resistance is near the $4,550 level. A close above the $4,500 and $4,550 levels could start a fresh increase in the near term. In the stated case, the price might rise towards the $4,620 level. Any more gains could lift the price towards the $4,750 zone in the near term.

Dips Limited in ETH?

If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $4,500 level, it could extend its downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,400 level.

The first key support is now forming near the $4,350 level, the trend line, and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $4,169 swing low to $4,552 high. A downside break below the trend line could lead the price towards the $4,250 support.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now correcting lower towards the 40 level.

Major Support Level $4,350

Major Resistance Level $4,550

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