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 a disc during a cleanup 10 years ago. Today, he is desperately looking for her.

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

Today, while the value of what it contains is estimated at 184 million dollars (117,961,490,000 FCFA), Howells today plans to spend millions digging a landfill in Newport (United Kingdom) to attempt to locate the missing hard drive.

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

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