For 13 Years, that bitcoin was inactive

After more than a decade of inactivity, two massive Bitcoin (BTC) addresses have unexpectedly sprung to life.

Following the lead of Whale Alert in a series of tweets, the blockchain data monitoring tool BTCparser has discovered that the two bitcoin addresses that were previously active in 2009 have transferred an additional 100 bitcoin in a matter of minutes of each other.

Despite the fact that the two addresses started out with 50 Bitcoin apiece, they have only received trace quantities of Bitcoin throughout the course of their almost two-decade life. The little sums of Bitcoin that have been delivered to these addresses are most likely the result of so-called “dusting attacks,” which are attempts to discover the identities of Bitcoin wallet holders.

Whenever an early-mined Bitcoin (BTC) becomes live, traders take notice because there is a potential that the cryptocurrency in issue might belong to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin. At the time of his death, it is believed that Satoshi mined around one million Bitcoins, a collection that is now valued at more than $43 billion.

Until today, the last known action associated with the two addresses happened less than eleven months after Bitcoin was first mined in January of 2009, according to publicly available information. This happened a little more than 12 months before Satoshi vanished off the face of the earth.