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How do you know where a btc wallet is?
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:09:38 AM »
Ok so i follow some bitcoin whale alerts and they'll say something like:

1,234,567 btc moved from Coinbase wallet to unknown wallet.

How do they know a bitcoin wallet is issued by coinbase? Are they issued in blocks much like an ISP will have IP's in a block/range?

Also i assume all address must already be created (there is a limited (all though vast) amount of potential addresses) so how are they issued/ claimed?

If this is so why  are some wallets 'unknown' I did think maybe trezor or ledger and the likes may be 'unknown' ... but surely they must of been issued too so why are they unknown.

Please help me understand.