Mistake or money laundering?
Earlier today, someone paid 10,668.73 Ethers in gas to move $134 worth of the asset from one wallet to another. For comparison, today’s average gas price is $0.34. The most natural assumption is that the sender must have made a mistake.
Though the sender has not come forward, SparkPool, the miner that mined the transaction’s block, has frozen it until they can figure out what happened.
Biggest transaction ever
A spokesperson for Coinfirm, suggested that instead of this being an unfortunate mishap, there is also a possibility that someone could be attempting to launder money through an elaborate scheme. Either way, this is the biggest inflow of capital SparkPool has ever experienced.
SparkPool Biggest Transactions. Source. Crystal.
A Bithumb spokesperson confirmed to Cointelegraph that the recipient address belongs to one of its clients, and that later the transactional 0.55 ETH was moved to its cold wallet.
We will keep you updated as more information about this transaction comes in.
Joseph Spezzano received a Masters Degree in computer science from The University of Massachusetts. Joseph has been working as a full-time blockchain programmer for the past 5 years. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys writing for CryptocurrencyInvestments.com and traveling.