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The Bitcoin millionaire who accidentally lost it all

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Friday, 15th January 2021, 14:49

...although he never actually got his hands on the money.

This story is a few years old but cropped up again probably because Bitcoin reached a record value (and then dropped again).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-55667622

TLDR:

Guy accidentally chucks away harddrive with 7500 bit coins on it in 2013. When he initially mined them years before, they weren't worth much so didn't pay much attention to them. They then skyrocket in value to several million. He has continually asked if he can search and excavate local tip to find drive. Council refused. He offered them a share of the money. They still refused (they have reasons, not just being difficult).

Cut to now: His missing Bitcoins are now worth around £210 million! Council will still not allow him to search. Man now spends rest of his life banging his head against a wall.

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Friday, 15th January 2021, 16:44

All the council workers will now be secretly digging up the dump at night LOL

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AndersonJoan (Harmless) posted this on Saturday, 6th February 2021, 11:40

Bitcoin millionaire who accidentally lost everything. This is, of course, very sad, but do not be discouraged by such a loss. At the moment, people really appreciate Bitcoin and everything related to it. Bitcoin is still a very popular currency to this day. Any of us can lose everything, but even with a loss, you can recoup. Personally, it seems to me that people just don't understand how to use cryptocurrency and a trading platform for a lot of money. Now I use only one site, which for me at the moment, due to the pandemic, is a way of making money. The site I am using is called the SPAM URL REMOVED.

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 6th February 2021, 12:01

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 6th February 2021, 14:35

Not the same thing but does anyone use any of these share trading apps like 212 that I've seen mentioned alongside the Gamestop hoo hah.

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BuckIranl (Harmless) posted this on Saturday, 8th May 2021, 13:07

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marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 8th May 2021, 16:13

You joined just to tell us that???

Go on i am waiting for it.... second post imminent...

A new opportunity you have identified with a link?

Sorry i'm a qualified cynic!

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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Saturday, 8th May 2021, 17:15

Quote:
marksparks999 says...
"You joined just to tell us that???

Go on i am waiting for it.... second post imminent...

A new opportunity you have identified with a link?

Sorry i'm a qualified cynic!"

Behave yourself...


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 8th May 2021, 20:51

The funny thing here is... he's probably right. ;) I mean, I do have the advantage of seeing the email addresses people sign up with and the IP address they log in from.

And right now, this new user is listed a few times on https://www.stopforumspam.com/


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 9th May 2021, 08:49

Have to admit I've been quietly waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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