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FTX Hacker Allegedly Moves Stolen Funds to OKX Crypto Exchange




In continuation of the rigmarole that has been happening in the crypto space for more than two weeks, FTX exchange hacker has allegedly transferred around 225 BTC ($4.5 million) to OKX crypto exchange as per latest analysis.

A cryptocurrency analyst, ZachXBT, revealed on Twitter that the hacker who drained FTX and FTX.US of digital assets worth more than $450 million has been transferring the funds to OKX after using the Bitcoin mixer ChipMixer.

Recall that the hacker has been engaging in nefarious acts such as swapping the stolen funds to Ethereum (ETH) in order to obscure the whereabouts of the digital assets. He reportedly perpetuated the initial act using Ren’s bitcoin gateway.

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As a consequence, the hacker emerged as the 35th largest Ethereum holder holding ETH worth $288 million.

ZachXBT explained that each of the addresses used had a similar pattern which are; “withdrawal from CM,” “50% peels off,” “50% deposited to OKX.”

OKX Responded as Chainalysis raises alarm

Following the investigative report that parts of the stolen funds have been transferred to OKX, the director of the exchange, Lennix Lai, responded that OKX is very aware of the situation and investigation is ongoing on the wallet flow.

Recall that the blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis, has urged exchanges to stay alert and ensure that the stolen digital assets are freezed once the hacker transfers it into any exchange or intends to swap it into fiat.

Meanwhile, it appears that the hacker is yet to part ways with the funds as he continues to switch gears and pattern. More than other times, OKX and other blockchain firms should rise to the occasion and ensure that the hacker does not abscond with the funds.

However, the fact that the hacker managed to drain such a large amount of global FTX and FTX.US remains the subject of controversy.