Hackers who drained FTX and FTX USA of over $450 million value of belongings simply moments after the doomed crypto alternate filed for chapter on Nov. 11, proceed to maneuver belongings round in an try and launder the cash.
A crypto analyst who goes by ZachXBT on Twitter alleged that the FTX hackers have transferred a portion of the stolen funds to the OKX alternate, after utilizing the Bitcoin mixer ChipMixer. The analyst reported that at the least 225 BTC — value $4.1 million USD — has been despatched to OKX thus far.
1/ Myself and @bax1337 spent this previous weekend wanting into the FTX attacker’s deposits to ChipMixer.
It seems they’ve seemingly been transferring a portion of the stolen FTX funds to OKX after withdrawing from CM
To this point we’ve accounted for at the least $4.1m (255 BTC) despatched to OKX pic.twitter.com/C46JZWtktn
— ZachXBT (@zachxbt) November 29, 2022
Based on ZachXBT, the FTX hacker first started depositing BTC into ChipMixer on Nov. 20, after utilizing Ren Bridge, a protocol that acts as a bridge for cryptocurrencies. In his evaluation, ZachXBT shared that he had noticed a sample with addresses receiving funds from ChipMixer. Based on him, every of the addresses follows an identical sample; “withdrawal from CM”, “50% peels off” after which “50% deposited to OKX”.
Following the invention of the deposits made to the OKX alternate, the Director of OKX shared on Twitter that; “OKX is conscious of the scenario, and the group is investigating the pockets movement.”
#OKX is conscious of the scenario, and the group is investigating the pockets movement.
— lennixlai.eth (OKX) (@LennixOKX) November 29, 2022
On Nov, 12, Cointelegraph reported that the hack was flagged right after FTX announced bankruptcy. On the time, out of the $663 million drained, round $477 million have been suspected to be stolen, whereas the rest is believed to be moved into safe storage by FTX themselves.
On Nov. 20, the hacker started transferring their Ether (ETH) holding to a brand new pockets handle. The FTX pockets drainer was the twenty seventh largest ETH holder after the hack, however dropped by 10 positions after dumping 50,000 ETH.
The truth that hackers managed to empty belongings from FTX world and FTX.US on the similar time, regardless of these two entities being utterly impartial, grew to become a sizzling matter of dialogue inside the crypto group, and raised speculations about it possibly being an inside job.