If you’re storing some Bitcoins around, it’s best to ensure that they’re stored properly. Those 7,500 Bitcoins would translate to about $7,500,000 when the crytocurrency reached $1,000 recently.

Missing: hard drive containing Bitcoins worth £4m in Newport landfill site

“You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself ‘that’s a bad idea’? I really did have that,” Howells, who works in IT, told the Guardian. “I don’t have an exact date, the only time period I can give – and I’ve been racking my own brains – is between 20 June and 10 August. Probably mid-July”. At the time he obliviously threw them away, the 7,500 Bitcoins on the hard-drive were worth around £500,000. Since then, the cryptocurrency’s value has soared, passing $1,000 on Wednesday afternoon.