This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Guy Accidentally Throws Away Hard Drive with $7.5 Million in Bitcoins

by Conner Flynn

Backing up your hard drive is always good advice and this story should drive the point home. Do not let this happen to you. British IT professional James Howells mined 7,500 Bitcoins back in 2009. Then he completely forgot about them.

garbage_dumpzoom in

Those Bitcoins are now worth about $7.5 million(USD). So anyway, he later threw away the hard drive where he had it all stored last summer. Ohhhh that sucks. Now they are sitting somewhere in a landfill the size of a soccer field. They are buried under about four feet of trash. There is no way he could ever hope to find the hard drive. Man, that must feel like crap.

However, Howell isn’t letting it get him down, saying that he could either laugh or cry about it. That said has created a new Bitcoin wallet asking for help if anyone feels sorry for him.

[via Mashable and Nerd Approved]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (2):

  1. jake says:

    Poor guy. He could’ve been minting money mining Bitcoins INSTANTLY on a service like:


    CEX lets you mine Bitcoins on their cloud service, so you don’t even need your own hardware anymore. Instant, scalable, and liquid – allowing you to sell your mining space to anyone else at any time.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Kobe’s Free Throw Bet Assembly New York Hoodcoat Unreal Real-time Cinematography Candylab Wooden Toy Cars 95octane logo
Lamborghini CEO Says V12 Will Soldier on Hennessey HPE 1000 Challenger Hellcat Tears up the Dyno Bristol Bullet Packs BMW V8 and Carbon Fiber Body Ford GT Rejection Letter Lets Losers Down Easy mightymega logo
How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended Han Solo in Carbonite Cutting Board This Rancor Cosplay Is Simply Awesome New Star Trek RPG Is Coming: Star Trek Adventures