Vintage Bitcoin Vaults Awaken — Over $41M in BTC Moves After 11.7 Years of Slumber

On Friday, March 29, 2024, an early bitcoin enthusiast who acquired their holdings in 2012 transferred 100 bitcoins, valued at approximately $6.98 million, at block height 836,813. Roughly 42 blocks later, at block height 836,855, another individual, or possibly the same entity, relocated 500 bitcoins from a wallet established on July 13, 2012, now estimated […]

Localbitcoins, the Pioneer P2P Bitcoin Exchange, Shuts Down After a Decade of Service Due to Crypto Winter

Localbitcoins, the Helsinki, Finland-based bitcoin exchange founded in 2012, is closing operations after over a decade of service. The company’s operators attribute the shutdown to the “ongoing crypto-winter,” which has left them unable to continue offering their bitcoin trading services. The Challenges Faced by Localbitcoins and its Ultimate Demise in the Crypto Market The first […]