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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.

thanks