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Man Accidentally Pitches $7.5M Hard Drive

Here's a lousy way to spend a weekend: searching through the garbage dump for a hard drive containing roughly $7.5 million in bitcoins . That's the lot of poor James Howells, a Newport, England, man who accidentally threw the hard drive away. ... Howells purchased about 7,500 bitcoins back in 2009, when the Internet currency was still in its infancy. Now, each bitcoin is worth an astronomical $1,000 USD, meaning Howells' bitcoin collection is worth about $7.5 million. "Totally Forgot About Bitcoins," Man Says Problem is, Howells -- who works in information technology (IT) -- purchased ... (view more)

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