Three Ethereum crypto wallets have been activated after being inactive for over 7 years. According to the Whale Alert blockchain tracker, all three wallets were created during the period of ETH ICO.
The first one was activated at the end of October. It remained inactive for 7.2 years and contains 200 ETH (about $282,000). The other two were activated consecutively on November 15 and 16. Both wallets were inactive for 7.3 years. The first contains 500 ETH ($631,500), the other 200 ETH.
A dormant pre-mine address containing 200 #ETH (282,115 USD) has just been activated after 7.2 years! https://t.co/aIMHP6Peml— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) October 25, 2022
A dormant pre-mine address containing 500 #ETH (631,500 USD) has just been activated after 7.3 years! https://t.co/1YOxGrB1VO— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 15, 2022
A dormant pre-mine address containing 200 #ETH (249,650 USD) has just been activated after 7.3 years! https://t.co/dUpyp6sQnK— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 15, 2022
All three wallets are likely among early investors in the second largest altcoin. The community speculates that one of them might belong to Vitalik Buterin himself. As for the possible reasons for such a long period of inactivity, they can be different. The most obvious one is that the owners might have lost their private keys and found them now.
The other is that the owners might not have been big cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Perhaps they bought a few coins out of curiosity (the price of ETH was initially around $0.3 to $0.45) and only returned to the wallet now that the altcoin costs $1,222. Quite a profit, isn't it?
So far, Whale Alert has not reported any movement of funds from these wallets, so the community will have to wait and see what their owners are up to. Perhaps they will do nothing until Ethereum recovers. Analysts believe that the price of the coin will rise to $7,000 by 2027.