Buried somewhere under four feet of mud and rubbish, in the Docksway landfill site near Newport, Wales, in a space about the size of a football pitch is a computer hard drive.
You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself ‘that’s a bad idea’? I really did have that. I don’t have an exact date, the only time period I can give – and I’ve been racking my own brains – is between 20 June and 10 August.James Howells
It belonged to James Howells, who threw it out when he was clearing up his desk in mid-summer and discovered the part, rescued from a defunct Dell laptop. He found it in a drawer and put it in a bin.
And then he realized that it held a digital wallet with 7,500 Bitcoins created for almost nothing in 2009 – and then worth about the same.
A digital ‘wallet’ containing 7,500 Bitcoins that James Howells generated on his laptop is buried under four feet of rubbish.
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