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The Enigma of the Big Bitcoin Buyer: Who is the New Whale on the Block?

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A new Bitcoin whale has emerged from the depths of the crypto ocean, snapping up hundreds of Bitcoin with an insatiable appetite. Today, the Bitcoin whale added another 500 Bitcoins to their stash, bringing their total to over 10,000 Bitcoin, worth about US$190 million (AU$287.3m). This whale has been buying hundreds of Bitcoin every morning since late October 2023.

Who is this Bitcoin whale? What are they planning to do with their massive fortune? And how will their actions affect the Bitcoin market?

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Speculation that the new overlord of Argentina Bitcoiner Javier Milei might be filling his bags.

These are the questions that many crypto enthusiasts and analysts are asking, as they watch the mysterious buyer’s wallet address (bc1qchctnvmdva5z9vrpxkkxck64v7nmzdtyxsrq64) climb up the ranks of the richest Bitcoin holders. 

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Bitcoin whale moves

At the current rate of buy-up, the Bitcoin whale will soon join the elite club of the top 100 largest Bitcoin addresses, which collectively own about 16 percent of the total Bitcoin supply.

Some speculate that the buyer is a bullish investor who believes in the long-term potential of Bitcoin, and is accumulating a large position before the next halving event in 2024.

Others suggest that the buyer is a hedger who is using Bitcoin as a safe haven against possible upcoming economic turmoil.

And some wonder if the buyer is preparing for a big move or transaction, such as transferring their Bitcoins to another wallet, swapping them for another cryptocurrency, or cashing out for fiat money.


Speculation threads about who is behind these whale wallets are always fun. And indeed, speculation is running hot across X.

Some speculators are saying that it is a Binance wallet, with ex-CEO Changpeng Zhao needing to accumulate Bitcoin to pay his fines.

Of course, with the spot Bitcoin ETF awaiting approval in the US, many think it is the big investment houses such as Blackrock who are doing the buying.

Is it Blackrock?

Others are just making stuff up as they go along.

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However, many interesting guesses are at play.

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Market waves

While the identity and motive of the new Bitcoin whale remains a mystery, their presence is undeniable. But, the buyer’s actions may have a significant impact on the Bitcoin market, as they could create a strong demand and reduce the supply of Bitcoin available for trading. 

This could potentially drive up the price and adoption of Bitcoin, as more people see it as a valuable and scarce asset. However there has been no significant price rise recently. 

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Alternatively, the buyer could also trigger a market crash, if they decide to sell their Bitcoin in large volumes, creating a sudden oversupply and panic among other traders. 

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Nothing is certain in the volatile world of cryptocurrencies, even for Bitcoin whales.

Of course, reading speculations is fun but there is no way to know for sure what the whale’s motives are. They may have a different strategy or goal that is not obvious to the public. 

The only thing we can do is observe their activity and try to infer their intentions from their actions. And of course, gossip about who we think it is!