$1.28 Billion in Ethereum Moved to 15th Largest ETH Wallet by Binance
Approximately ten hours ago, Whale Alert blockchain sleuth detected a whopping 600,000 ETH transferred by Binance to an anonymous wallet.
Binance moves $1.28 billion in crypto to the 15th largest ETH wallet
That is an equivalent of a whopping 1,220,910,000 at the current exchange rate of $2,040. When the transaction was made, ETH traded at $2,072 and this ETH was worth $1.28 billion.
Chinese crypto journalist Colin Wu believes it might have been caused by the recent issues Binance has had with regulators in a number of countries.
It was an internal transfer by Binance or was affected by regulatory news? https://t.co/ktSO3AHoSV
— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) July 2, 2021
In response, Twitter user @CloutedMind shared a screenshot from Etherscan, showing that this brand new ETH address after receiving the 600,000 coins turned into the 15th largest wallets that hold ETH.
This brand new wallet just became the 15th largest Wallet holding $ETH on chain#Ethereum pic.twitter.com/ZftXLV5YyJ
— CloutΞd (@CloutedMind) July 2, 2021
According to the same user, the transaction fee for this mind-blowing transfer cost only 63 cents.
Overall, in the last twenty-four hours, Whale Alert has spotted a large amount of big ETH transfers.
ETH balance on exchanges drops significantly
Earlier today, the Santiment analytics prvider posted a tweet which said that the amount of ETH coins stored on crypto exchanges has dropped to a 31-month low. Now it is the lowest since November 2018.
The analytics team reckons that these ETH withdrawals may prevent the risk of a major ETH sell-off in the future.
Binance having issues with regulators
As covered by U.Today earlier, the largest global crypto trader Binance has got in hot water with financial regulatory authorities in several countries, where the exchange was banned from operating for lack of the appropriate license.
Those include the UK, Canada, Cayman, Japan, etc, and, most recently, the SEC of Thailand.