Blockchain sleuths have zeroed in on a latest transaction from a pockets related to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, the place he transferred $14.9 million price of USD Coin (USDC) to the cryptocurrency trade Gemini.
In keeping with an Oct. 17 submit from blockchain analytics agency PeckShield on X, Buterin’s pockets “Vitalik.eth” transferred $14.93 million to Gemini on Oct. 16.
The transaction was independently verified by Cointelegraph on Etherscan.
— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) October 17, 2023
Vitalik received the unique sum of 14.93 million USDC from Kanro, a charity affiliated with Vitalik on Oct. 14.
Separate evaluation from crypto information supplier Lookonchain discovered that Buterin had additionally lately transferred almost $500,000 to Coinbase three days prior.
vitalik.eth obtained 14.93M $USDC from #Kanro 4 days in the past after which deposited it into #Gemini yesterday earlier than the primary surge of $BTC.#Vitalik additionally deposited 500K $USDC into #Coinbase 2 days in the past.
— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) October 17, 2023
The worth of Ethereum’s native foreign money Ether (ETH) held regular following information of the switch, falling simply 0.68% previously 4 hours, in response to value information from Coingecko.
Buterin’s most up-to-date transaction is the newest in a spate of ETH deposits to centralized exchanges over the previous few months, with the overall transfers from Buterin’s wallets totalling greater than $3.9 million in September.
On Sept. 24, Buterin transferred 400 ETH — price $600,000 on the time — to Coinbase. Cointelegraph previously reported a 600 ETH ($1 million) transaction from the vitalik.eth tackle on Aug. 21, which was additionally recognized by on-chain monitoring platforms.