Bitcoin: the man who wants to dig a landfill to find a hard drive containing a fortune

Nick Hartley BBC News Gales

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James Howells threw out a hard drive during a cleanup 10 years ago. He today he is looking desperately for her.

Almost 10 years ago, James Howells threw away a hard drive during a cleanup, forgetting about the bitcoins it contained.

Today, when the value of what it contains is estimated at $ 184 million (FCFA 117,961,490,000), Howells plans to spend millions digging a landfill in Newport, UK to try and find the missing hard drive.

If he recovers it, he said he would donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale to turn the city into a cryptocurrency hub.

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