Man who threw away £150m in bitcoin hopes AI and robot dogs will get it back
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Man who threw away £150m in bitcoin hopes AI and robot dogs will get it back

Computer engineer who accidentally discarded hard drive consults Newport council over scheme

A computer engineer who accidentally threw away a hard drive containing approximately £150m worth of bitcoin plans to use artificial intelligence to search through thousands of tonnes of landfill.

James Howells discarded the hardware from an old laptop containing 8,000 bitcoins in 2013 during an office clearout and now believes it is sitting in a rubbish dump in Newport, south Wales.

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