28 Nov '13, 11pm

British man accidentally dumps $7.5 million Bitcoin fortune

British man accidentally dumps $7.5 million Bitcoin fortune By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 28, 2013 18:35 EST Tweet Tweet A British IT worker has launched a frantic search of a landfill site after realising he accidentally threw away a computer drive holding $7.5 million (5.5 million euros) in the online currency bitcoin. James Howells, 28, obtained 7,500 bitcoins in 2009 when the currency was virtually worthless. Its value has since soared, with a single bitcoin hitting $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday. Howells left the hard drive in a drawer for several years, and threw it away earlier this year without a second thought. To his horror, he then realised what it had contained — and that he would be a millionaire, if he could only find it. He now faces the prospect of a painstaking hunt through a massive landfill site in his home city of Newport, Wales, he t...

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