Tag: Newport City Council

The Man Who Lost 7,500 BTC to a Landfill, and the Council That Won’t Let Him Go Digging

Imagine that you had over US$100 million worth of Bitcoin rotting away in a landfill and there was nothing you could do about it. Welcome to the world of James Howells, a Welsh IT worker who threw away a hard drive containing Bitcoin he’d mined back in 2009. The Newport South Wales City Council has repeatedly denied his requests to commence digging operations in the trash heap for his treasure trove of digital …
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