June 24, 2021

Lost And Found: Man Recovers Bitcoin From Hard Drive Burned In A Fire

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Bitcoin is once again in the news, the topic of internet chatter, and watercoolor talk. It is for the first time likewise the beloved of Wall Street, vanquishing every other financial possession under the sun. The media blitz, increasing cost, and extensive FOMO has those who have actually lost Bitcoin in the past feeling the sting even harder just recently, triggering them to offer it another go in trying to recuperate their BTC.

Horror stories have spread just recently of $240 million worth of BTC being locked away with just 2 password efforts remaining. Nevertheless, a Twitter user who also lost their crypto has a story to share with a much better ending.

Charred Hard Drive Containing Bitcoin Recovered, Man Becomes Millionaire

News weekly about Bitcoin cost reaching a brand-new formerly unthinkable high has controlled the airwaves for months. The cryptocurrency’s unbelievable rise in 2020 had everyone talking by the end of the year, and come 2021 FOMO went into overdrive.

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Things might now be cooling down briefly, but the restored interest and subsequent limelights brought Bitcoin back into the forefront of the minds of not only financiers, but those who have actually sorely lost BTC for many years.

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 Bitcoin reaching more than $ 40,000 triggered old holders with lost BTC to try, attempt once again|Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com A story was run in The New York Times relating to an early crypto leader and previous Ripple CTO who had just 2 password attempts left to recover over 7000 BTC. This unfortunate fellow isn't the only individual who has actually lost their cryptocurrencies over the years, usually by means of losing a personal key or seed expression, or losing access to a hard disk or USB wallet.

However, not all stories wind up so woeful. One Twitter user just recently declared that they were "close" to recovering all their lost BTC from a disk drive that "caught on fire in 2011." In a follow up, they've exposed that their effort was successful, and they are now a "millionaire."

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 This lucky gentleman on Twitter had the ability to recover his lost cryptocurrency. He's now a "millionaire."|Source: Twitter

Blockchain information company Chainalysis assumes that almost 20% of the whole circulating supply has actually been lost, based upon stagnant wallets going back to the early days of the cryptocurrency. Back then, Bitcoin was almost useless and couple of could have envisioned what it would ultimately become today.

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When each coin was worth cents, they were treated as such and not taken care of as well as they could be. The price early Bitcoin pioneers are paying for the absence of care is unmatchable.

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