Mark Michael is a 25 year old electronic engineer from Pretoria, who mined 20 Bitcoins more than 10 years ago, when the cryptocurrency was only worth a few cents.
Unfortunately, he lost the key and password to his Bitcoin wallet that was stored in a text document on his desktop. Given that he was still young and the currency was effectively worthless, he had no interest in protecting it.
If he still had access to this wallet and sold his Bitcoin on Friday, the 1st of April 2022, where Bitcoin is currently trading at $44 715 (R709,00), he would have around R12.91 million right now as we speak.
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