Blockchain security firm PeckShield has disclosed a series of transfers from three addresses, including one from crypto exchange Bitfinex to Alameda Research’s consolidation wallet.
According to Etherscan, the address labeled “Alameda Consolidation” received $13 million worth of crypto assets from three different wallets.
The first belongs to the leading crypto exchange Bitfinex. It transferred approximately 6 million USDT and 1,545 ether (ETH), amounting to roughly $8.5 million.
The other unidentified ones transferred about $6 million worth of USDC to the Alameda Consolidation address.
#PeckShieldAlert ～$13M worth of cryptos have been transferred to Alameda consolidation-labeled address, including ~6M $USDT & 1,545 $ETH ($2.5M) from Bitfinex, ~4.6M $USDC from 0x7889
Wondering why Bitfinex transferred ~$8.5M worth of cryptos to Alameda consolidation address pic.twitter.com/YU8RNcrdxs
— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) February 2, 2023
Although it is unclear why Bitfinex transferred the funds to Alameda, the transactions have raised questions about the connections between the two firms.
Meanwhile, Alameda has been trying to recoup funds since its parent company FTX filed for bankruptcy in November 2022. Last week, the trading company sued Voyager Digital to recover the $446 million it repaid to the bankrupt crypto lender.
Despite the attempts to gather funds, a recent report revealed that Alameda’s liquidators incurred losses amounting to $11.5 million in the first two weeks of January.
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