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The miner of the block, carrying a huge amount of Ethereum (ETH) that was incorrectly paid as a transaction fee, has decided to return (almost) all funds.
Etherscan shows the address that currently contains some ETH 20 has sent to Bitfinex ETH 7,385 in one transaction as well as ETH 241 in two other transactions, making it a total of ETH 7,626. According to the current price of ETH, this is USD 22m.
As reported yesterday, crypto exchange Bitfinex paid USD (ETH 7, ) in transaction fees for a transfer of almost USD 100,000 in Tether (USDT) over the Ethereum network.
This would indicate that the miner has decided to keep ETH 50 (USD 145,056).
Non-custodial exchange DeversiFi, whose wallet was also involved in the transaction, already confirmed the information, adding that customer funds on DeversiFi were not at risk.
This morning they tweeted to thank the miner and stated that soon there will also be a postmortem report.
Bitfinex Chief Technology Officer, Paolo Ardoino, also agreed, stating: “Kudos to the miner for being proactive and fair. And thanks to Binance for helping us get in touch. The funds were returned to the source address.”
Ardoino previously assured the community that ” no user will be affected.”
The crypto community is discussing this miner returning the funds, and if they had done the same – under what circumstances and how much would they choose to keep, if at all.