What a load of rubbish!
🌏 Planet B Media 🐝
A British man who accidentally threw a hard drive loaded with bitcoin into the trash has offered the local authority where he lives close to NZ$100 million if it allows him to excavate a landfill site. Yes you read that correctly, a one hundred million dollars!
IT worker James Howells got rid of the drive, which held a digital store of 7,500 bitcoins, between June and August in 2013. He had originally mined the virtual currency four years earlier when it was of little value.
Now I know what you’re asking! If 100million big ones is the finders fee so to speak then what the hell are they worth? Well in Jan 9th 2021 the market has saw as high as NZD$56,837.56 per coin! So at its peak that’s $426million!
As I write this on 18th Jan its @ NZD$49,794.70 🥳
And the estimates for the future? 🤪🍿