Man Has to Figure Out Password to Unlock $240M Worth of Bitcoin

Man Has to Figure Out Password to Unlock $240M Worth of Bitcoin

It wasn’t bad enough for former CTO of Ripple, Stefan Thomas, to forget the password required to unlock a Bitcoin wallet worth more than $240 million. It’s even worse when he realized that there’s little chance of getting it back. The German-born computer programmer has just two password attempts left before a hard drive containing 7,002 bitcoins seize up his fortune and encrypt everything forever. Stefan, who lives in San Francisco, earned his bitcoins as a reward for making a video explaining how Bitcoin works in 2011. At this time, each bitcoin was worth around $5 per coin. But as …
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