US$181 million worth of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin was accidentally thrown away. Photo: Getty Images
US$181 million worth of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin was accidentally thrown away. Photo: Getty Images
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Quest to find US$181 million in bitcoin buried under 110,000 tons of rubbish

  • A British man had two identical laptop hard drives in a drawer in 2013 – one was blank, the other contained 8,000 bitcoin – he threw the wrong one away
  • For a decade, he was denied requests to dig for his treasure, but a new proposal, backed by venture-capital funding, will search up to 110,000 tons of trash

US$181 million worth of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin was accidentally thrown away. Photo: Getty Images
US$181 million worth of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin was accidentally thrown away. Photo: Getty Images
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