29 Oct '13, 2pm

Norwegian guy who forgot he bought some Bitcoin in 2009 now an almost-millionaire

Norwegian guy who forgot he bought some Bitcoin in 2009 now an almost-millionaire

In 2009, Norwegian student Kristoffer Koch was procrastinating from some school work when he came upon an offer to purchase some Bitcoin , the unregulated online currency that he (as well as much of the computer-literate population) knew very little about at the time. Intrigued by the idea of what he considered "fake money," he spent 150 kroner ($26.50 USD) on the stuff, and walked away with 5,000 bitcoins . He logged out of the exchange site and essentially forgot about the purchase, until, of course, Bitcoin became the biggest thing on the Internet this spring. Reminded of his purchase, Koch rummaged up his bitcoin password and logged into his bitcoin banking site. Once in, he learned that his $26.50 investment had grown into an $885,520 USD value. He was rich and didn't even know it. His girlfriend, who'd given him more than enough crap for "buying a lot of technical li...

Full article: http://www.dailydot.com/business/bitcoin-kristoffer-koch-...

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