29 Nov '13, 11pm

$9M Bitcoin haul buried in U.K. rubbish tip via @YahooFinance

Hoarders everywhere may be feeling smug after a British man threw a hard drive containing more than $9 million in bitcoin into the trash. The device is now buried under a mountain of garbage at a landfill site in Wales. It will be almost impossible to find. James Howells got rid of the drive, which holds a digital store of 7,500 bitcoins, between June and August this year. The IT worker mined the virtual currency four years ago when it was the exclusive domain of tech geeks. Back then bitcoin was worth very little. On Friday, the cryptocurrency broke through $1,200, making the missing hard drive worth around $9 million. Related: Bitcoin worth almost as much as gold Howells had been hanging onto it for several years before deciding to clean up his home. After discovering the mistake late last week, a "devastated" Howells began a frantic search through computer files and oth...

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