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Man Pledges Some 18M of His Lost Bitcoin to Fund Newport Crypto Hub & USD 51 to Every Newportonian

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James Howells, a computer engineer who claims he mistakenly threw away a hard drive that contained some 7,500-8,000 bitcoin (BTC) during house cleaning in 2013, has pledged to use 10% of this lost stash if/when recovered and turn Newport, UK, into a cryptocurrency hub.The latest BBC report claims the lost amount of BTC to be 8,000.

A number of earlier claims, as reported, put that number at USD 7,500. At the current rate of USD 22,715 per coin, Howells' lost BTC 8,000 is worth around USD 181.7m.

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