Early Bitcoin miner in South Africa lost the key to his wallet with 20 bitcoin

Athos

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I mean it really sucks for this guy but what can you do, if it is gone it is gone. You need to make peace with it (which he probably has) and move on.
 

Swa

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Well he only lost 58c or whatever the electricity cost at that time.

Come on @Jan, just admit is was you! :ROFL:
 

Nerfherder

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I could have been a millionaire, but I lost 20 Bitcoin

A 24-year-old South African electronic engineer recounts the story of how he lost 20 bitcoin that he mined in 2010.
heard plenty of stories like this... heard someone else who chucked out an old drive with 7 bitcoin.

There is an interesting angle now. What if modern day treasure hunters are the people who find old drives and scan them for bitcoin ?
 

das Toktokken

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heard plenty of stories like this... heard someone else who chucked out an old drive with 7 bitcoin.

There is an interesting angle now. What if modern day treasure hunters are the people who find old drives and scan them for bitcoin ?
 

LCBXX

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I lost a wallet with 3000 bitcoin in it. No article about me?
 

eg2505

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aren't there people who can try recover his Keychain?
is it truly lost and irrecoverable?

Id equate his pain, to using his winning lotto ticket at the bottom of a budgie cage, and they wont accept it as its "defaced"
 
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