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Lost Bitcoin Holding HDD Worth $71 Million Now

Category: General News
Posted: 09:41AM

When Bitcoin was still new, no one really knew what was going to come of the cryptocurrency and how many orders of magnitude its value could grow. Back in 2009 one person, James Howells, had acquired some 7500 Bitcoins and left them on his hard drive. He took apart that computer after spilling a drink on it, and in 2013 threw the hard drive out while clearing old IT equipment. It was only after this that he took an interest in Bitcoin and realized its value. He reached out to the dump and at the time was told it could be three to five feet down in the dump the size of a soccer field. Now with the value of Bitcoin around $9483, the contents of that hard drive come in at about $71,122,500.

Suddenly I do not feel bad about never throwing out my old computer components.

Source: TweakTown

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paulktreg on November 27, 2017 22:53

You'd attempt to find it wouldn't you? (Unless he'd taken an hammer to it before throwing it).


Close the dump. One third to the dump owner, one third to the finder and one third to James Howells. It would be found!

road-runner on November 27, 2017 23:28

I would be out there with a excavator..

Braegnok on November 28, 2017 01:24

The odds of finding a HDD after being thrown out 4-years ago in a landfill/dump would be astronomical,.. they compact and spread trash daily.  :lol:









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