Mt. Gox moves at least $2.9 billion in bitcoin for first time in five years

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  • Mt. Gox appears to have transferred at least 42,830 BTC to an unknown address on Tuesday morning in Asia, according to data from Arkham Intelligence.
  • This was the first time in five years that Mt. Gox moved assets out of its wallets.

Update (2:30 a.m. ET): Mt. Gox has made additional transactions and transferred at least $9.6 billion worth of bitcoin to the unknown address.

Mt. Gox appears to have transferred out at least 42,830 BTC, worth about $2.9 billion, from its cold wallets, according to data from Arkham Intelligence.

The defunct bitcoin exchange, which collapsed in 2014, transferred the assets in multiple transactions to an unknown address as of 11:00 am Hong Kong time on Tuesday, the data showed. 

The move marked the first time in five years that Mt. Gox transferred assets out of its wallets. Mt. Gox still holds about $9.42 billion worth of bitcoin in its identified wallets tracked by Arkham.

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