A British man says he accidentally threw away over $80 million worth of bitcoin.
James Howells, an IT worker from Newport, claims to have unintentionally dumped 7,500 bitcoin in mid-2013.
He is now planning to find them, but isn’t sure how, as he believes the hard drive he saved them to is currently buried in a landfill site.
The value of the cryptocurrency was around $130 at the time Howells claims to have thrown the hard drive away. It is currently worth $11,350 (£8,435).
That means the bitcoin stored on the hard drive would have been worth around $975,000 at the time the device is said to have been ditched. Today, they would be worth $85,125,000 (£63,284,463).
“After I had stopped mining, the laptop I had used was broken into parts and sold on eBay. However, I kept the hard drive in a drawer at home knowing it contained my Bitcoin private keys, so that …
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