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[November 29 AFP] The man who has thrown away carelessly the hard disk which saved the virtual currency of 770 million yen “bit coin (bitcoin)” in Britain is in charge of the desperate search in the reclaimed ground of the garbage disposal site.
? bit coin is virtual currency which circulates on the Internet.
Although there is no backing of the government or a central bank, it can use for the various services in which online payment is possible, or the purchase of goods, and also is exchangeable for actual currency.
It was born in 2009 based on the idea of the computer specialist of a mystery who declares himself ナカモト サトシ (Satoshi Nakamoto).
The exchange rate of ? bit coin had jumped recently, and amounted to 1 bit coin =1000 dollar for the first time on the 27th of this month.
The British living in Wales (Wales) which is doing ?IT-related work, and Mr. James Howells (James Howells) (28) purchased 7500-bit coin in 2009 worth of bit coin was still same merely.
Although the hard disk which recorded bit coin was kept to begin to thin out after that in several years, he forgets contents completely in everyday life or the trouble of a move, and it is said that it has thrown away without considering anything around [ of this year ] 7? August.
Mr. Howells who became these days [ ? ] and remembered the contents of the thrown-away disk shuddered up.
If the disk could be found, he will have noticed that it gets used to a billionaire.
Although Mr. ? Howells investigated his own backup files of all the, there was no backup data of bit coin.
? — Mr. Howells will face mind-boggling search activities in this way in the vast comfort reclaimed ground in local Newport (Newport).
Mr. Howells according to coverage of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is telling as follows on the 28th.
“The person in charge of the Administration Bureau showed the disposal site in the present reclamation.
Then, what was seen was a reclaimed ground of the width like a soccer stadium.
I thought suddenly “this has no hope”.”
“In the talk of the person of the Administration Bureau, the garbage carried four months before 3? was if it is probably buried with a depth of about 1.5 meters.
When it was heard, what I feared became actual.”
When ? police etc. search a reclaimed ground for proof, it is usually said that a maximum of 20 workers, an excavator machine, and two or more police dogs are mobilized.
But Mr. Howells “as a matter of fact, present I have neither such money nor the power of realizing a large-scale search.
It is said that there is also no guarantee that a disk is found absolutely.”