James Howells’ life changed when he threw out a hard drive about the size of an iPhone 6.
Howells, from the city of Newport in southern Wales, had two identical laptop hard drives squirreled away in a drawer in 2013. One was blank; he says the other contained 8,000 bitcoins — now worth about $181 million, even after the recent crypto crash.
He’d meant to throw out the blank one, but instead the drive containing the cryptocurrency ended up going to the local dump in a garbage bag.
Nine years later, he’s determined to get back his stash, which he mined in 2009.
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