60,000 BTC addresses with 10+ balances were zeroed.

Andrey Plat
3 min readFeb 2, 2023

Recently our AML bot, bypassed a pool of BTC addresses with 10+ BTC balances, about 60,000 addresses in total.

All BTC balances on these wallets are, as they should be, from first blocks and very old.

And we found an interesting feature…..Almost all BTC addresses were empty. The BTC funds were withdrawn for not a long period, the interval is not very different.

Some examples of addresses

113f1TiK7ABVTcqzUtbA9G8YRBibSGTbiB

1Fvh4ZksEAD3WvfGNiCckV8kNCJv5uLhB

1E278SJDBAuCEJX9LNfwK5AwkViG5edStx

1EaAvPHKqFu3YgmUems6orKWZgTV8xdzGJ

1B8oVQVZA6rf2yC1CBU73pVfPruyeaQLbL

1LVBnipcnkwqHKaXcHeV9gcbPMvByaJkqk

You can use the UNIVERSAL REVIEWERS: listed here.

It actually made me wonder how and why it was necessary to withdraw assets from all BTC addresses in such a span of time. Could it be that quantum “terminators” have entered the fray? 😊.

Yes, of course, there are different methods, e.g. trx hash — hex generation method — with this method you can access active addresses. But we have tested this method and there is nothing interesting about it.

Well, besides, of course, you can use the SEED-phrase (random enumeration using special software), enumeration is not new, but in this case you need super equipment, which will give a speed of 80–100m keys / sec.

Theoretically, it is possible to deploy database of all needed addresses, and then try to recover access by brute force attack, but even with this option, I can not imagine what enormous resources would be needed for this…..

You’d probably still have to assume that brute-force is ruled out, since you don’t know what kind of wallet you’ll get, maybe an empty one, maybe a known Satoshi address.

1) the real number of existing wallets (12²⁰⁴⁸ + 15²⁰⁴⁸ + 18²⁰⁴⁸ + 21²⁰⁴⁸ + 24²⁰⁴⁸) this sum is multiplied by 999.999.999 and you get the final result of all existing wallets in the world.

And to get at least all (12²⁰⁴⁸) * 999.999.999 in one hand — it’s hard to even imagine how many powerful computers are needed around the world……

2) If we talk about trx hash generation method — hex All you need to do is unload the key, which is again 51 alphanumeric characters with case refinement. Here you can say infinity and do not even want to count).

And besides, if overkill was more profitable than mining, all miners would have long ago converted their facilities to overkill — instead of mining.

Nevertheless, our guess is that this pool of addresses was created by a person or group of people and then moved to another place, perhaps more convenient or safer from their point of view. Of course, there is a possibility that these assets will be used in the market, but none of the wallets have transactions to cryptocurrency exchanges from these addresses…

Time will tell….. What do you think?

https://www.advisor-bm.com/post/60-000-btc-addresses-with-10-balances-were-zeroed

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Andrey Plat

Blockchain projects, promotion and development. Open source intelligence (OSINT). Non-standard tasks, with non-standard execution.