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Hard drive worth $7.5 million is buried in a UK dump

29
Nov
2013

James Howells amassed 7,500 bitcoins in 2009, but disposed of the hard drive they were stored on earlier in 2013 after it sat unused in a drawer for three years. Howells — who says hed never thrown a hard drive out before — had dismantled the computer hed used to collect them after spilling a drink on it, eventually disposing of the drive in a clearout of old IT equipment. Shortly afterwards, Howells says his curiosity was piqued after reading stories about the virtual currency, including one about a Norwegian man, Kristoffer Koch, whod bought $27 of bitcoin at the same time as he had.

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