At the conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies Building-on-Bitcoin, one of the renowned experts in cryptosphere previously worked as a leading engineer at BitGo, Jameson Loppem, was announced a very interesting figure on the loss to date access to 6 million BTC.
According to him, today in the block Bitcoin network remain never requested more than 6 million BTC, the publication reported Today. With these Bitcoins for a long time was not carried out absolutely no action and the data on them is unavailable. This may indicate that access to them is lost for a variety of reasons, including the death of owners or loss of access keys.
A third of the Bitcoins out
Given the fact that, to date, produced about 17 million Bitcoins, the number of coins, have not engaged in any transactions, accounting for 35% of the total.
In circulation are monitored only 11 million BTC, with whom they conducted any transaction or sales transaction.
Among these coins, and 1 million of Bitcoins belonging to the mysterious Creator of the first cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto, who also never moved from the wallets. Despite the many impostors who claimed to be his role, none of them had access to these funds.
To regain the lost money in circulation would require the holding of hard forks. But no one in cryptosuite intends to do, therefore, most likely, these funds can be considered lost forever.
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