James Howells, who had about $176 million worth of bitcoins, mistakenly threw a bitcoin hard drive into the trash in 2013. Now he wants to use robots to restore him.
He hit the headlines. In 2013, James Howells lost 8,000 bitcoins, then valued at $176 million (although the value of the cryptocurrency fluctuates), after accidentally dumping the hard drive where they were stored. According to Business Insider, it was then determined that the famous hard drive was in a landfill in Newport, Wales. Nine years later, the man did not seem to lose hope and came up with an insane plan, estimated at eleven million dollars, to get his bitcoins back. According to our colleagues, he intends to use robotic dogs (Spot Dogs) from Boston Dynamics.
These yellow and black robots first hit the market in 2020 and are priced at $75,000. Since then, they have been used in many situations, such as in Singapore where they monitored parks during the Covid-19 pandemic to enforce social distancing. The Spot robot is also used for sweeping, construction projects or herd monitoring. For James Howells, they should be used not only for security as a surveillance camera, but also to scan the earth for his hard drive. Why two? Because one will search and the other will take care of the battery.
According to Business Insider, James Howells would have developed his plan of action with specialists and experts in the sector and would have arranged his funding thanks to two companies (…)
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