The time a guy threw away a hard drive with $6 million in bitcoins


In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a "digital wallet" with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn't find it. The BBC looks at this sad case and other exquisite, painful, life-changing throwaways.

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