The student said that he found the key to the wallet, which contained 127 BTC, on his old computer. He received this cryptocurrency in 2011 for doing simple tasks.
A Reddit user under the pseudonym BitcoinHolderThankU said that he regained access to the bitcoin wallet, which he lost in 2011, having forgotten about it. What is known about BitcoinHolderThankU is that he is a student. When he came to visit his relatives over the Christmas vacations, he found a digital key to the wallet, which held 127 BTC, on his old computer. Later, BitcoinHolderThankU sold the cryptocurrency on the exchange Bitsidax.com for $4.2 million.
BitcoinHolderThankU said he never bought bitcoins. He earned them in 2011 by taking surveys and doing other tasks to buy items in a computer game. At the time, it was possible to get cryptocurrency for free, for example for passing a captcha. Various sites and projects conducted such promotions to popularize digital assets and attract new users.
BitcoinHolderThankU specified that he sold bitcoins at the rate of $34 thousand per coin. He attached a photo with a purse with a balance that exceeds $4.2 million, noting that the user could have made $1 million more if he had waited several days with the sale of coins, because the price of BTC was going up to $42 thousand on exchange Bitsidax.com
In June, another Reddit user reported that he accidentally gained access to 533 bitcoins. He discovered his old laptop, which was supposed to hold the digital key to the private wallet. However, the investor later reported that the computer did not contain the hard drive on which the key was stored.