There is more than one story on the Web about an old computer with a Bitcoin wallet found. The grandson found his old PC in his grandmother’s attic.
The computer stores the keys to a wallet with 12 Bitcoin coins. At the current exchange rate ($ 48,250), their cost is $ 579,000. According to the user, he mined them using his old PC ten years ago, when the cryptocurrency was a curiosity for everyone.
When interest around Bitcoin faded, the miner decided to leave 12 Bitcoin in the wallet and did not sell coins. A few years ago, when the price of the cryptocurrency rose to $ 10,000, the user joked that he accidentally threw away a computer with a dozen coins.
Why the miner was not looking for his PC all this time is unknown. He was rightly reminded of this in the comments. Also, some users do not believe that they can forget about the computer with 12 Bitcoin coins.