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Inside huge landfill site that may be hiding a £1.5bn Bitcoin fortune on lost hard drive

By Mariam Khan Early crypto investor James Howells, 38, accidentally threw away 8,000 Bitcoins 10 years ago and is now launching a legal fight to get them back from a council landfill site in South Wales. The hike in Bitcoin’s value means if James still had his haul, it would be worth £451,765,891 putting him on the super-rich list alongside Hollywood star George Clooney and author Stephen King. According to James, the price of each coin will rise to $25,000, which would make the hard drive worth £1.5billion. James said: “The council may be happy to leave that in a landfill but I’m not.” He ad…

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