Blockchain enthusiasts have been closely watching a series of Ethereum (ETH) transactions involving Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum. In September 2023, it was observed that a wallet linked to Buterin conducted multiple ETH transactions, totaling over $3.9 million in value.
One notable transaction involved the transfer of 400 ETH, equivalent to approximately $632,000, from Buterin’s wallet to Coinbase on September 25th. This movement of a substantial amount caught the attention of the blockchain community.
According to data from Spot On Chain, these transactions represent a trend of ETH deposits made by Buterin to centralized exchanges over the past ten days. Starting on September 15th, it’s estimated that Buterin deposited around 2,421 ETH, valued at approximately $3.94 million.
The breakdown of these deposits reveals that 321 ETH were sent to Kraken between September 15th and 19th. On September 17th and 20th, Buterin reportedly made multiple deposits totaling 1,700 ETH to Bitstamp. Additionally, on September 19th, 500 ETH were transferred to Paxos.
Spot On Chain noted that the source of the 2,000 ETH transaction is a well-known Ethereum address (0xD04daa65144b97F147fbc9a9B45E741dF0A28fd7) associated with Buterin. This address has been identified as a sender of funds to various exchanges.
These large-scale movements of ETH from Buterin’s wallet to exchanges have generated interest within the crypto community, sparking discussions about potential motivations behind these transfers. However, as of now, there is no official statement from Vitalik Buterin regarding the purpose of these transactions.
The transparency of blockchain technology allows for real-time tracking of cryptocurrency movements, making high-profile transactions like these a subject of public scrutiny and analysis.