30 Oct '13, 6am

Bitcoin: Man Buys Flat With Forgotten Fortune - Yahoo Finance UK via @YahooFinanceUK

A Norwegian man who bought £15 worth of bitcoins and then forgot about them for four years has been able to buy a flat in Oslo thanks to the huge appreciation of the virtual currency. Kristoffer Koch was doing research on encryption in 2009 when on a whim he decided to invest a small sum in the recently-created bitcoins. [Bitcoin: The world’s most valuable currency - but what on earth is it? ] Mr Koch, now 29 and working as an engineer, only remembered the investment in April this year when he read an article about the soaring value of bitcoins. His 5,000 bitcoins were suddenly worth around £430,000. After spending a full day trying to remember his password, Mr Koch cashed in £116,000 by selling a fifth of his newly-acquired fortune. [Is the Bitcoin the world's most perfect speculative material? ] After deducting 28% in taxes, the money was enough for the deposit and resto...

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