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Welsh man mistakenly tosses his hard drive, with over $7M worth of Bitcoins

What is being billed as the world's first Bitcoin ATM is seen at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The ATM will allow consumers to exchange Canadian cash for digital cash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What is being billed as the world's first Bitcoin ATM is seen at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The ATM will allow consumers to exchange Canadian cash for digital cash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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James Howells, from Newport, Wales tossed the hard drive from his damaged laptop in the garbage.

Stored on it were 7,500 bitcoins. Bitcoins are a new, legitimate digital currency used online.

In today's market, those bitcoins are worth over seven million dollars.
  
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