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Bitcoins are a digital currency whose value has benefited from intense attention and speculative investing. They can be stored as data in digital wallets using online services, mobile phones, or computer hard drives. But he threw the old hard drive away, and now it's likely buried several feet deep in trash in a landfill the size of a football field, according to a BBC report. Those who want to give Howells a hand might be interested in an Indiegogo effort to fund a recovery effort.
Bitcoins, being just data, can be backed up, but he couldn't find any duplicate copies of his bitcoins, he said. He's not the first to forget about a lot of very valuable bits. Updated at a.