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Man forgets he bought $27 of Bitcoin, finds out it’s now worth $886k

In 2009, a Norwegian man bought $27 worth of Bitcoin and promptly forgot about it. Four years later, the guy remembered his investment and netted a cool $886,000.

Kristoffer Koch was writing a thesis paper about encryption and decided to invest in Bitcoin, then forgot about his piddling investment – until the crypto-currency got widespread media coverage.

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Fortunately for him, he remembered his password. Upon opening his encrypted wallet, he received a pleasant surprise: his money had ballooned to $886,000.

At the time of Koch’s purchase, his girlfriend didn’t approve of the digital currency. We imagine she’s singing a different tune now that he’s bought himself an apartment in Toyen, one of Oslo’s wealthiest neighbourhoods.

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Via The Guardian