Bitcoins are like gold. They are precious and must be kept safe at all times. But, this man from Wales realized that too late.
James Howells, who made news after losing 8,000 bitcoins on a hard drive he discarded in a local landfill nine years ago, has a cunning plan to retrieve his cryptocurrency.
But first, let’s do a quick conversion: As of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $ 21,088 (down nearly 6% in the last seven days). At 8,000 units, Howells could be $ 170 million richer — if he does get those bitcoins back.