Crypto exchange Bitfinex transferred almost $9 million worth of crypto to an Alameda Research-related wallet.
Alameda Research, a cryptocurrency trading firm co-founded by Sam Bankman-Fried and Tara Mac Aulay in 2017, has received around $13 million worth of crypto from the crypto exchange Bitfinex and other sources.
According to the tweet shared by blockchain security firm PeckShield, the wallet received around $6 million worth of Tether (USDT) and $2.5 million of Ether (ETH).
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On February 2nd, Alameda Research also received $4.5 million worth of USD Coin (USDC) from an anonymous source, along with 30,000 Lido (LDO) worth over $65,000 from another source.
When commenting on the transfer, Bitfinex revealed that fund transfers were connected with Alameda Research bankruptcy proceedings. A Bitfinex spokesperson noted that Alameda had an account on the cryptocurrency exchange.
Alameda had an account on Bitfinex and Bitfinex is collaborating with the liquidators to return what’s left.
The Alameda Research-related consolidation wallet reportedly holds around $183 million worth of altcoins and $26 million of Ether (ETH). Alameda’s largest altcoin holdings are $54 million worth of BitDAO (BIT) tokens.
It is not the first time crypto enthusiasts have noticed a movement in Alameda Research-related crypto wallets. At the end of December, the news broke that Alameda-related wallets swapped and mixed over $1.7 million worth of crypto. Crypto forensic group Arkham revealed that addresses swapped various tokens mainly for Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT).
At that time, the crypto community questioned the sudden wake-up of Alameda-related crypto wallets, claiming that it may be connected to Sam Bankman-Fried being released on bail. The most recent fund movement was no exception.
Some crypto community members were quick to comment under PeckShield’s tweet, stating, “Sam’s back.”
It is worth noting that Alameda Research filed for bankruptcy on November 11th, 2022, along with 130 FTX-related companies.