Ethereum has many users and one of them is probably preparing to take another mortgage loan after it has been charged 2,100 ETHs for sending only $ 14 to ETH.
Is it a mistake or is there a purpose behind the case? Although a fee may initially look like an error, the user’s account is said to be very active, so the chances of such a mistake are not very high. The transaction fee costs about $ 458,000, taking into account current prices. The funny thing is that the fee for this huge amount is unlikely to cost up to $ 14 to be sent to another portfolio, which makes many people in the community wonder why a huge amount would be charged.
Looks like some poor dev just paid 3,150 ETH ($450k) in transaction fees.https://t.co/IAHU3ylY33https://t.co/6LEA3smeOJhttps://t.co/M0LztSyWo7
— Mati Greenspan (@MatiGreenspan) February 19, 2019
The crypto community in Reddit also discusses the problem.
Some people think there is a problem with the user interface of the portfolio from which the funds were initially sent. Others think that this may be a possible money laundering attempt, as the same portfolio has sent a similar amount in fees. However, the amounts of small transactions can be just a formality. It was found that the same account had already sent similar large sums. The amount that is transferred from one account to another may be a way to conceal the origin of the funds. Many say this is unlikely because there is a risk that miners will not be able to dig up the block and lose money to someone else. It is still unclear exactly why this has happened.