50 bitcoins (BTC) (USD 477,500), minted in the first month of Bitcoin's existence and untouched for more than 11 years were moved today, prompting a wave of speculations that Satoshi Nakamoto "has awakened." However, multiple industry players denied that these coins were moved by Bitcoin's creator.
However, Jameson Lopp, CTO at crypto security specialist Casa, denied this is Satoshi, saying: "No. Y'all need to up your analysis game."
Bitcoiner and partner at Castle Island Ventures, Nic Carter, also chimed in:
"keep in mind it's basically impossible to prove that Satoshi _didn't_ mine these coins, but the best research we have suggests that Satoshi mined a specific set of blocks, of which this is not one."
At pixel time (15:52 UTC), BTC trades at USD 9,584 and is down by 1% in a day, trimming its weekly gains to less than 5%.
"Relax guys. Much higher chance it is NOT Satoshi than it is. Although can't be proven, this has happened a few times before. Don't get too excited. Just another day in crypto.
We are all Satoshi."
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