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Man's hard drive 'containing $130m worth of Bitcoin' is buried at local landfill

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

But Welsh IT worker James Howell's saga is particularly fascinating because his financial loss is not in the conventional currency of cold, hard cash.
In 2013, during a clean-out at home, Howell accidentally threw out a hard drive containing 'a few hundred thousand pounds' in Bitcoin, the digital currency that is now taking the finance world by storm.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

Time to break out the metal detector and shovel.  For that much money, I'd spend years looking.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

This gives a new meaning to the term 'Dumpster Diving'.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:28 PM

I don't think that I believe this story.  :scratchhead:  


If it were to be me I know that I would be knowing where it was at all times and damn sure not mistakenly toss it away.  :nono:

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