Interview with the Dude, who trashed his 7500 Bitcoins on a Harddrive

29.11.2013 Misc #Bitcoins

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BBC hat den jungen Mann ausfindig gemacht, der seine Festplatte mit 7500 Bitcoins weggeschmissen hat und die nun auf einer Halde in Newport begraben unter drölf Tonnen Müll begraben liegt. Manchmal beiße ich mir ja schon in den Arsch, dass ich vor zwei Jahren keine Bitcoins gekauft habe, aber gegen James Howell ist das wohl gar nichts.

A few years ago Mr Howells, who works in IT, had dismantled his computer after spilling a drink on it. "I stored a couple of parts away like the hard drive, and the rest of the bits and pieces which were still working I sold for spares," he told BBC Radio Wales. "I kept the hard drive in a drawer in my office for three years without a second thought - totally forgot about bitcoin all together. I had been distracted by family life and moving house.

"Fast forward to 2013 which is when I had a clearout of my old IT equipment - I hadn't used this drive for over three years, I believed I'd taken everything off it... so it got thrown in the bin." Mr Howells later realised what was left on the hard drive.

James Howells searches for hard drive with £4m-worth of bitcoins stored

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