There have been tales of those who lost the private keys to their Bitcoin stash. Many came back telling us how they were able to recover and gain access to theirs assets, while some others lost them forever.
A new Reddit user, who is identified on the social platform as BitcoinHolderThankU is among the lucky ones that came back with positive stories.
According to the user, he just found the keys to 127 BTC worth $5,120,284 at the time of writing. The user took his tale to Bitcoin subreddit, which has since shot to the front page of the popular subreddit.
The BTC, according to the user, was obtained sometimes around 2011 or 2012, when the cryptocurrency had caught little or no attention. He said he earned the Bitcoin by filling out surveys, watching videos, and completing other related tasks online.
The user, who was a passionate player of the game Dark Orbit had it in mind to exchange the earned BTC for an in-game currency called Uridium, but never actually initiated the exchange.
Fast forward to 2021, when the game lover was at his grandfather’s house where they used to play the Dark Orbit.
He wrote, “I used to play Dark Orbit mainly at my grandpa’s house, and I was there for around a week during the holidays. While I was there I was going through his old Dell computer that I used to play the game on and came across a .txt folder that was labeled ‘Keys’.”
According to the user, the private keys to access all the 127 BTC were in the file. He then swiftly exchanged the highly valuable coins for cash at a price of $34,000, which was approximately $4.3 million at the time:
“It literally took me two hours to write this because I’ve been constantly balling my eyes out while typing.
Made a Reddit account just to share this story with you all. Thank you to all the believers of Bitcoin who made this possible. Hold On for Dear Life.”
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