A Newport resident threw away a hard drive with a digital key from a cryptocurrency wallet in 2013. The device that opens access to assets worth $ 300 million ended up in a landfill. The investor is confident that he can still be found
A resident of the British city of Newport, James Howells, offered the authorities $ 75 million for help in finding a hard drive at a local landfill. James Howells reported that in 2013, he threw a device into the trash can that holds the digital key to a cryptocurrency wallet. On it – 7.5 thousand bitcoins, the cost of which at the current exchange rate is about $ 300 million, the local newspaper reports. South Wales Argus.
This is not the first time Howells has asked for the right to search for a hard drive in a landfill. The man was refused several times, the city administration explained that excavation was impossible for legal, economic and environmental reasons. Therefore, this time Howells promised to allocate 25% of the amount in the wallet to the fund for the fight against coronavirus if the hard drive is found. It is not yet known whether the city administration accepted this proposal.
Previously another user toldthat restored access to the wallet with bitcoins for $ 4 million. The student came to his relatives for the Christmas holidays and found on the old computer a digital key from the wallet, which stored 127 BTC. He received this cryptocurrency in 2011 for completing simple tasks such as taking surveys.