UPDATED: Sean Spicer Tweeted a Bitcoin Address – Not His Password

By Laurelai Bailey

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On January 26th of 2017 Sean Spicer using his verified twitter account tweeted the string “n9y25ah7”

Now, around this time so called tech experts in the mainstream press assumed multiple things:

  1. That this tweet was accidental.
  2. That this was either some kind of quickly changed twitter password, or just a random string of letters.

But none are true. It wasn’t a password.

evan Yashar

 

(Editor: Even some of the best hackers missed it 🙂 )

jester

What Mr. Spicer tweeted was actually an “identity confirmation code” – part of a bitcoin transaction. Just take a look at this:

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Text: n9y25ah7

Timestamp: 2017-01-26 21:57:19

This is part of a bitcoin transaction.

From bitcoin address 19FkmhHEzgCXKfALXhahuCTDVcRnxT41MK to bitcoin address 1MNDjuPfXt3B66cWPaC17qFLkwd3usufT5 in the amount of 1.13 USD

The money came to the sending account 3 days before, for the exact sum of 1.14 USD at the time of this writing, .01 USD was used for the transaction itself.

(I use USD value here for the sake of clarity, but technically bitcoin is counted in BTC and the fractions of bitcoin this represents is too unwieldy to bother with.).

So Sean Spicer bought something with bitcoin, as himself. He wanted the people selling to him to know exactly who he was.  It was probably some kind of verification code.

What he was buying with the bitcoin is anyone’s guess at this point. The low amount of money involved makes it seem extra strange. The address that received the bitcoin to also  gained 3 more payments on march 3rd, very large payments. Over $22,000 dollars worth. https://blockchain.info/address/1MNDjuPfXt3B66cWPaC17qFLkwd3usufT5

If this is connected I cant tell yet. There’s just entirely too many strings to pull at.  I may be smart but im not a supercomputer. Plus I figure yall love a good ball of yarn to untangle.


Editor’s note: Laurelai is an independent journalist and while I am paying her for her work, your contributions here would also be greatly appreciated. Her GoFundMe is here.

Laurelai’s previous exclusive for us at Patribotics broke the extraordinary news that Julian Assange got Russian servers from a hacker who worked for Vladimir Putin just days before the DNC leaks were published. You can also support her work on Patreon.

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