In the past two years, one of the early miners of bitcoin, whose name remains unknown, has sold 30 thousand coins belonging to him. This writes the CCN citing published earlier this week, the report of the crypto analyst Antoine de Calves.

How to write de Calves, sell coins that have been mined in one of the youngest blocks of bitcoin were carried out in the period from December 2016 to January 2018, when he parties sent them to the various exchanges.

An analysis of the spending patterns of the earliest blocks of Bitcoin seem to indicate that a very early miner sent around 30k BTC to exchanges from Dec 2016 to early 2018 Jan.

— Antoine Le Calvez (@khannib) 26 September 2018

At the current average market price of 30,000 bitcoins BTC is over $197 million.

According to the analyst, the miner began operations no later than December 2009, when the price of bitcoin measured in a few cents. Mining he was engaged for about seven months, and that time was in the period when the reward for found block was still high, and the mining would be at home.

This de Calves does not believe that this person is Satoshi Nakamoto — most likely, it was one of the first enthusiasts of bitcoin, which is now fantastically rich.

We will remind, earlier this month a study conducted by the center showed that more than 55% of all bitcoins are in the wallet balance is over 200 BTC. At the same time 1/3 of bitcoins from these wallets have never participated in outgoing transactions. According to researchers, this may indicate the loss of the personal key or on a strong belief in the future of cryptocurrency from the owners.