The transfers were made just days after former FTX boss Samuel Bankman-Fried was released on bail.
We can never say it enough: everything is visible on the blockchain. Two blockchain specialists revealed that the trading company Alameda Research, which has gone bankrupt since the fall of the giant FTX, transferred cryptocurrencies (mainly ethers) to other recipients.
The transfers were made just days after former FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) was released on $250 million bail. Transfers are visible on the specialized website Etherscan, the tool that allows you to track transactions on the Ethereum blockchain.
According to data collected by Cointelegraph, a crypto wallet address starting with 0x64e9 would have received more than 600 ethers from Alameda Research, or 671,475 euros at the current cryptocurrency price.
However, Alameda Research would not have stopped at simple transfers. Some ethers have even been routed to “mixers”, tools that distort or even anonymize transactions, reveals blockchain specialist “Ergo”.
Similar to the crypto investigator ZachXBT clarified that funds were exchanged for bitcoins.
ZachXBT is known for recently helping French police identify 5 people who stole highly valued NFTs, including Bored Ape.
As a reminder, arrested two weeks ago in the Bahamas at the request of the US authorities, SBF was until now held in the only prison in the Bahamas, Fox Hill. He was extradited to the United States last week and was released on $250,000 bail. SBF has been accused of fraud against his clients, both by the US legal system and by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).