The Stolen Binance Bitcoin Is On the Move Again
According to Coinfirm, the hackers then moved 1,060.64474480 BTC or $6,148,122.40 in a variety of hops, shedding value each time. On June 7, 2019, the hacker moved the $6 million from this wallet, called bc1q2r …, to this wallet, bc1q65 …, shedding an odd $15.84 dollars into this small wallet and adding $2 million to the overall. It’s unclear why this little a quantity “hopped” out of the wallet.
The next hop moved 1,040.95915580 BTC ($8,242,840.00) into this wallet, shedding $155,861.00 into another wallet, 1JSfJ … This shows a concerted effort to separate the larger wallets into smaller sized chunks.
Finally, Coinfirm saw a last hop of 1,021.53182514 BTC ($8,089,010.00) into this wallet, again shedding $153,835.00 into this wallet. The residual BTC ended up in “***********03zhxwq3crfgjvnzjejgyq” and has actually not moved since.
This pattern of hops and “shedding” suggests either some sort of side payment to other parties or additional efforts at laundering the cash using what seems like a series of calculated relocations targeted at blending the source of the funds. Given each of these wallets are now being seen thoroughly by genuine exchanges it might be rather tough, however, not impossible to transform these wallets to fiat.