A few months ago, there was a report regarding a Kraken exchange user suffering from a minor hack. Although this news has gone by largely unnoticed, some users have been keeping tabs on the funds. As it turns out, the funds have ended up in the donation address for Bitcoin Unlimited. A coincidence, or did the hacker realize there is no way to convert the stolen funds, to begin with?
Bitcoin Unlimited Receives Stolen Exchange Funds
This story dates back to July 20, 2016, a day on which a Reddit user reported his Kraken account had suffered from a hack. Although it remains unclear who is behind this theft, or why it occurred in the first place, the stolen funds did not move until nearly a month later. Ever since August 18, the funds has been moving between different Bitcoin addresses.
One Reddit user conducted a thorough taint analysis that follows some of the stolen funds. It is important to note this analysis contains the address allegedly stolen from, and the address this stolen funds was sent to. Despite the hacker using so-called Bitcoin mixing services, it is still possible to trace back some of the transactions.