An IT worker threw out a hard drive which held a "digital wallet" of virtual currency holding 7,500 bitcoins. Photo: AFP
An IT worker threw out a hard drive which held a "digital wallet" of virtual currency holding 7,500 bitcoins. Photo: AFP
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British IT worker accidentally throws out HK$50m worth of bitcoin treasure

IT worker created the virtual currency when it was almost worthless, then he accidentally threw away hard drive when cleaning up

An IT worker threw out a hard drive which held a "digital wallet" of virtual currency holding 7,500 bitcoins. Photo: AFP
An IT worker threw out a hard drive which held a "digital wallet" of virtual currency holding 7,500 bitcoins. Photo: AFP
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