Blockchain Bites: Satoshi’s Sword of Damocles

Top Shelf Yesterday, some of the earliest mined bitcoin moved after more than a decade of dormancy. Whale Alert – a popular, mostly-automated Twitter account that tracks major crypto transactions – broadcasted the message across the cryptoverse, saying 40 coins mined in the first month of the network’s operation had transferred from a “possible #Satoshi […]

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First Mover: Bitcoin Rattled By Transfer of Satoshi Coins That Might Not Be Satoshi’s

Even idle speculation that mysterious bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto might be moving around a small batch of the cryptocurrency appeared sufficient to spook the market on Wednesday.   Bitcoin slid 2.3% on the day, retreating after a four-day rally and pushing the price down to about $9,500. You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s daily markets newsletter. Assembled by the CoinDesk […]

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