Mystery of the $2 Billion Bitcoin Whale That Fueled a Selloff

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By Justina Lee

When Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 percent over two days last week, a theory emerged — where else? — on the Internet: a whale was on the move.

Speculation mounted that a major holder of cryptocurrency with an electronic wallet that dated back to 2011 — long before anyone had heard of HODL — was moving to sell. His or…

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