Eight Mysterious Cryptocurrency Events Still Remain Unsolved within the Bitcoin Era
The cryptocurrency space is an interesting one. Some of the crimes, scandals, and dramas that have occurred in the space still have their own unanswered questions. Here are several of such incidents and the speculation that surrounds them.
The Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto
One of the most prominent mysteries in the cryptocurrency space is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. There still has been on clear understandings as to who this individual is. There is still a great deal of speculation. A recent article by Blockonomi has released an article looking at the possible candidates.
There is also a platform called Got Satoshi that seems to indicate that it will reveal the identity of Satoshi this month and there is also a nifty countdown clock designating how long it’ll be before that moment happens.
Those who visit the website can even register by providing their email and in doing so, they’ll receive an email alerting them of the live unveiling.
Agora Darknet Marketplace
According to Dark Web News, Agora:
“is by far the most reputable marketplace on Dark web at this point. It exists since 2013 and has seen a steady growth of customers and vendors since the shut down of Silk Road.”
There is also some indication that the Agora marketplace has gone offline. In an article by Wired, it indicates that the platform’s admins had decided to go offline, possibly due to security concerns.
Others speculate that it could have been to prevent the risk of arrest and the endangerment of customers.
Block Hash #528249
This block is one that was mined on June 19, 2018 and since, the crypto community seems to b a bit puzzled because the hash assigned to the block was: 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a.
Apparently, there is a very low probability that this type of number would be assigned to a block. Users do not know or why such a number was assigned. There are those who speculate that the block confirms the existence of quantum computing, while others believe it was mined by Satoshi.
QuadigaCX was a Canadian exchange that shut down and whose assets were frozen by CIBC after it alleged that the platform did not own its own money.
Later, court documents alleged that the exchange was not properly crediting the online accounts belonging to customers and that the head of the payment system had transferred millions into his own personal account.
The platform’s owner was reported to have passed away on his honeymoon as well, and he was the only individual with access to his customer’s funds. At this point, it remains a mystery as to how to access the funds.
Coindash is a platform that has been rebranded as Blox.io. This blockchain startup focuses on creating a portfolio management platform allowing users to track their crypto investments. The platform’s 2017 ICO raised approximately $7 million.
Thereafter, a hacker accessed the platform’s website and collected the funds. Then, the attacker returned the funds and made no demands upon doing so. It is still a mystery as to who hacked the platform and why they returned the funds.
In September 2018, 300,000 BTC associated with a bitcoin address and approximately worth over $1 billion went active. The bitcoins were transferred to other addresses. There are those who speculate that the bitcoins came from Silk Road, while others believe that it is the missing Mt Gox funds. There is also a mystery as to who the individual behind the wallet.
Bitcoin Buyer Mystery
Bitcoin’s price increased significantly in April 2019 and there are questions as to what caused the jump. There are those who speculate that a whale purchased over $100 million of BTC strategically.
$1 Billion Litecoin Whale
Finally, there is also the Litecoin Whale. Litecoin experienced a significant transaction in November 2018, where an anonymous whale transferred over 35 million LTC (approximately $1 billion at the time). The source of the litecoin is still a mystery, as it comprises of over 60% of the Litecoin supply.