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Unexpected turn of events after painful Bitcoin loss of 2.8 million euros

Onverwachte wending na pijnlijk bitcoin-verlies van €2,8 miljoen

Last week in Bitcoin news, a remarkable transaction was revealed in which 83 Bitcoin (BTC), equivalent to about $3.071 million, was paid as transaction costs. Now someone has emerged claiming to be the owner of the wallet in question and claiming it has been hacked. However, the question arises as to whether it is the hackers themselves who are trying to reclaim the fees paid.

Victim of Most Expensive BTC Transaction Announces Revelation

In dollar terms, so much has never been paid for a Bitcoin transaction. Antpool, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin mining pools, took home the jackpot. In total, the corresponding transaction block resulted in 94,466 BTC, consisting of the block subsidy of 6.25 BTC and all transaction costs paid.

The unusual transaction took place on Thursday and a day later the self-proclaimed victim created a new one @83_5BTCand claimed that hackers paid the unusually high transaction fees with his Bitcoins.

The X account wrote that he created a new cold wallet and sent 139 BTC to this address. Immediately, 55.7 BTC was sent to another wallet for a fee of 83.65 BTC, leading him to the following conclusion:

“All I can think of is that someone ran a script on this wallet and the script had some weird fee calculation.”

The X account has also stated that it prefers to remain anonymous for “obvious reasons.”

BTC digital signature

Yesterday informed the

Mononaut, the pseudonymous developer behind Mempool.space, among others, and Jameson Lopp, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin security company Casa, verified the signature.

However, it could also be that the wallet has been compromised and the malicious parties have signed the message. In any case, the X account seems to be trying to recover the overpaid transaction costs. “If Antpool refunds the fee, they will need another way to verify the victim’s identity,” Mononaut concluded.

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