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Even Bitcoin’s Richest Keep Getting Richer

Bitcoin’s richest address 3Nxwenay9Z8Lc9JBiywExpnEFiLp6Afp8v received 10,484 more BTC or about USD $8.2 million today.

The transaction originated from 73 multisig addresses. The final balance is now 135,439.82159613 BTC or USD $106.5 million (assuming a $786 exchange rate).

3Nxwenay9Z8Lc9JBiywExpnEFiLp6Afp8v is one of only 3 addresses with a balance of more than 100,000 BTC according to bitinfocharts.com. What happened to bitcoinrichlist?

Lost Forever 26.04 BTC Burned In 2016

Lost coins only make everyone else’s coins worth slightly more. Think of it as a donation to everyone.

– Satoshi Nakamoto

There will eventually be 21 million bitcoins mined however that will never be the true number in circulation. The distinction is important if you want to precisely measure bitcoin value and market capitalization which is setting new records. Not all bitcoin addresses can be spent. The genesis block can never be spent. Likewise any bitcoin sent to a “burn” address are also forever unspendable. A bitcoin burn address is like an impossible vanity address. There is no private key to a burn address and one would be impossible to generate. These are not merely ‘zombies‘ but truly gone forever. How many bitcoins have been “burned” exactly? Continue reading Lost Forever 26.04 BTC Burned In 2016

Some Known Mt. Gox Bitcoin Addresses

Mt. Gox Home
Old Mt. Gox Home
The Mt. Gox bankruptcy trustee recently announced they would not be releasing the complete list of bitcoin addresses controlled by the exchange.

From cryptocoinsnews.com

Citing security concerns with the possibility of endangering personal information and the privacy of users in relation to the planned release of the list of bitcoin addresses controlled by now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the trustee has suspended the release.

Fortunately we have collected some from other sources and will update as able.

Known Mt. Gox Addresses

1LNWw6yCxkUmkhArb2Nf2MPw6vG7u5WG7q
1P3S1grZYmcqYDuaEDVDYobJ5Fx85E9fE9
1M8s2S5bgAzSSzVTeL7zruvMPLvzSkEAuv
1Hzpk4eXTbrAfmH2noWrkrgxo6ewH6qncd
1eHhgW6vquBYhwMPhQ668HPjxTtpvZGPC
1EuMa4dhfCK8ikgQ4emB7geSBgWK2cEdBG
1BQYSHXFSTKXT7CMdTD3ebp5KucVfH2zYG

How To Prove You Are Satoshi: Demonstrate Control Of The Block 9 Bitcoin Address

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

Craig Wright
Craig Wright

The bitcoin address that received the 50 BTC mined in block #9 on January 9, 2009

12cbQLTFMXRnSzktFkuoG3eHoMeFtpTu3S

belongs to Satoshi Nakamoto. There were 14 blocks mined that day, the first day of bitcoin mining. None of the bitcoin addresses from that day have outgoing transactions (to date) except for the one from block 9. The block nine bitcoin address was used in the first transaction ever on January 12, 2009 to send Hal Finney 10 BTC. Continue reading How To Prove You Are Satoshi: Demonstrate Control Of The Block 9 Bitcoin Address