In any case, local officials warned about the ecological risk that digging in the dump could mean.
when did it happen
According to what they specify, the computer engineer accidentally dumped the hard drive after mining it in 2013 8,000 bitcoins in the early stages of coin developmentWhen it meant bounce.
In that sense, the value of Bitcoin Extreme fluctuations. For example, Howells was valued at around $250 million in January 2021, but with the big drop that occurred earlier this year, it is now significantly lower, La Nacional reports.
Denial and the difficult mission of recovering it
Newport City HallJoe manages the landfill where Howells believes the hard drive is located has consistently denied him access to the site to excavate for environmental and accessibility reasons.
Retrieving the hard drive would require an enormous amount of manual excavation work to remove the thousands of tons of accumulated debris that has been accumulating at the site for decades.
But the computer engineer believes he now has the funds and knowledge to do so in an effective and environmentally beneficial way for the site.
“Excavating a landfill is a huge operation in itself,” he said.
“Funding has been assured and we have hired an artificial intelligence expert. Your tech can easily be trained to find the hard drive.”,
He’s not everything: “We also have an environmental team on board. Basically, we have a whole team of different experts with different skills, and by coming together, we will be able to accomplish this task at a very high level. ,,
But finding the hard drive is only part of this important task. There is no guarantee that his condition will be cured if found,
But if so, its owner is ready to get a large sum of moneyHowever the current amount will depend on the direction the highly volatile cryptocurrency takes.
subtract from what Howells has promised Give to the community, 10% of the profit, And he already has in mind how he will invest them: “We have a full list of initiatives,” he said.
“One of the things we want to do at the current landfill is once we clean up and reclaim that land, put it into a power generation facility, maybe some wind turbines. We the people of Newport We also want to put together a community bitcoin mining facility that uses that clean electricity from turbines to make cryptocurrency.he explained.