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Bitcoin investor is on the verge of unlocking a $220-million fortune — or perhaps losing it forever – MarketWatch

Ninth time’s a charm? For Stefan Thomas, that’s the $220-million question.

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Ninth times a charm? For Stefan Thomas, thats the $220-million question.The San Francisco programmer, according to the New York Times, owns 7,002 bitcoin
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in a digital wallet he cant access because, well, he lost the password. Hes tried to guess it eight times to no avail. Now, hes only got two more chances or his fortune will be gone.The hard drive where his bitcoin is held, known as IronKey, allows users 10 attempts to crack the code before encrypting its contents forever. Understandably,…

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