(ORDO NEWS) — American programmer Stefan Thomas has lost his password for a $ 240 million bitcoin wallet. Reported by The New York Times.
For almost 10 years, a man has been trying to find the key to his account.
The programmer received 7,002 bitcoins in the early 2010s as a reward for creating a video about cryptocurrency. The fee is kept in a virtual wallet protected by the IronKey system.
The system allows 10 login attempts, after which the wallet will be blocked forever. 8 Thomas has already used up.
According to the programmer, he tried different strategies for cracking the password, but so far without success. He decided to wait until specialists came up with new ways to reset the password.
Earlier it was reported that the price of bitcoin crossed the $ 37 thousand mark and broke a new record. According to the CoinDesk portal, the price of the cryptocurrency has reached $ 37,168.
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