Crypto user who lost $163M in Bitcoin wants to deploy robot search party: Report

Crypto user who lost $163M in Bitcoin wants to deploy robot search party: Report


James Howells, a British man who mistakenly discarded a hard drive containing roughly 7,500 Bitcoin in 2013 has reportedly started looking at having robots and humans work together to retrieve his crypto from a local landfill.

According to a Sunday report from Business Insider, Howells has pitched an $11-million idea to locate and recover the lost hard drive, which may be surrounded by up to roughly 110,000 tons of garbage. The proposal, backed by a few venture capitalists, involved having people, robot dogs, and other machines pick up and sort through the landfill’s trash for up to three years until the lost Bitcoin (BTC) is found, while another version of Howells’ plan would cost $6 million and take 18 months.

Many crypto users know Howells’ actions as

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