James Howells: "(...) ¿Que no sabías que Bitcoin se lanzó originalmente con un tamaño de bloque teórico de 32 MB? Pronto esto será [restaurado] en la cadena original de Bitcoin Cash (el 15 de mayo) (...) Según su lógica. [Al haber degradado los bloques a] 1 MB, no es la misma red, ¡Ups!"
TIL of a man named James Howells who threw away a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoin. The hard drive, currently under mountains of trash in a wales landfill is worth approximately $15 million.
This is an automatic summary, original reduced by 73%.
Buried somewhere under four feet of mud and rubbish, in the Docksway landfill site near Newport, Wales, in a space about the size of a football pitch is a computer hard drive worth more than £4m. It belonged to James Howells, who threw it out when he was clearing up his desk in mid-summer and discovered the part, rescued from a defunct Dell laptop. Then last Friday he realised that it held a digital wallet with 7,500 Bitcoins created for almost nothing in 2009 - and then worth about the same. At the time he obliviously threw them away, the 7,500 Bitcoins on the hard-drive were worth around £500,000. That lost hard drive contains the cryptographic "Private key" that is needed to be able to access and spend the Bitcoins; without it, the "Money" is lost forever. Most were thrown away or sold, but he kept the hard drive in a desk drawer for the next three years - until that fateful summer day when he had the clearout. Howells considered retrieving the hard drive himself, but was told that "Even for the police to find something, they need a team of 15 guys, two diggers, and all the personal protection equipment. So for me to fund that, it's not possible without the guarantee of money at the end." As such, he's resigned to never getting the virtual money back.
The following post by ghost4badboy is being replicated because some comments within the post(but not the post itself) have been silently removed. The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link: np.reddit.com/ Bitcoin/comments/7pwu4l The original post's content was as follows:
TIL of a man named James Howells who threw away a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoin. The hard drive, currently under mountains of trash in a wales landfill is worth approximately $15 million. - todayilearned
James Howells, an IT worker from Newport, claims to have unintentionally dumped 7,500 bitcoin in mid-2013. James Howells, an IT worker living in the United Kingdom, knows exactly where his misplaced 7,500 bitcoins are but the city council where he lives won't let him retrieve them. James Howells has long been a well-known person in the bitcoin world.He is best known for literally throwing away 7,500 BTC in the trash in 2013.These bitcoin today would be worth nearly $90 million.. His story is quite trivial: in 2009 he started to mine bitcoin with his computer. At that time bitcoin was not freely tradable for dollars, so it had no value except to those who accepted it as a ... James Howells, 32, made headlines in 2013 after it emerged he had accidentally thrown away a computer hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins, worth around $4 million at the time. The hard drive now ... It involves Bitcoin pioneer James Howells, an IT worker form Newport. I asked him, via Twitter, for an interview. Sure, he replied. Then he explained that he charges a “nominal £250 fee paid in BTC or BCH for a one-hour telephone interview – reason being that it encourages people… such as yourselves, to become involved with cryptocurrency and learn how to use it themselves, as opposed ...
James Howells tam 310 MİLYON TL'lik bitcoin'lerini yanlışlıkla çöplüğe attı! Bitcoin kaybeden adama bakın sonra ne oldu... Son dönemde sanal para birimi ve kripto paralar popülerleşti ... While there are millions of people cashing in on the Bitcoin boom, there’s one man who is sorely missing out. James Howells literally threw his fortune away, after dumping his old computer ... James Howells from the United Kingdom, threw away a laptop hard drive with 7,500 bitcoin on it back in 2013. Now that the cryptocurrency is worth $127 million, he wants it back. Only problem is ... Visite: http://www.ntn24.com/- James Howells, invirtió en el año 2009 en una moneda virtual denominada "Bitcoin", sin embargo, decidió botar el disco duro do... James Howells, British IT personnel is one of the pioneer investors in Bitcoin. He collected almost 7500 Bitcoins when the worth was barely noting in 2007. His luck went hard on him when he ...