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Health Risk: 3 Things That Can Happen To You If You Lose Your Bitcoin

Yes, people have tried to make up with their exes and tried to plot hack attacks on the bitcoin server/blockchain, and what not. Because in Bitcoin we love!

Money is a funny thing and it makes people do funny things. But, that my friends, is one thing. Losing your shit over Bitcoin is another. I understand the whole sentiment behind it. It is digital currency, there must have been a lot of pressure when you got it, from friends and family but you little rebel, you got it and then you lost when it actually meant something.

Also, if you bought a bunch of internet money back in 2013 for example, or 2015 even, three whole years later it must mean quadruple x 100 times the value no! And here you are with all your lost money, trying to feel good by reading about people.

Hilarious.

And sad. I know i know.

One person has been trying to search a toxic landfill

James Howell, an IT worker in the United Kingdom, began mining bitcoin on his personal laptop in 2009. The Telegraph reports that his computer broke in 2013 but he kept the hard drive in case bitcoin became valuable one day. It did.

While cleaning his home that year, he mistakenly put the drive into a waste bin at his local landfill site in Newport, South Wales, where it got buried.

The U.K. resident wants to try searching the landfill, which reportedly has 350,000 tons of waste. The landfill is not open to the public and trespassing would be considered a criminal offense.

And even if the drive were recovered, it likely would no longer work after being exposed to heavy and potentially toxic waste for so long. Sad face. If this one does not do it for you, then here is some more of this lost bitcoin therapy.

Investors are undergoing hypnotherapy

Many early Bitcoin investors can’t remember the complex security codes they originally created to gain access to their Bitcoin wallet. Plus, there’s no way to reset the password if you forget. And yes, i have searched everywhere!

But there’s hope on the horizon. South Carolina hypnotist James Miller has recently begun helping people recall forgotten passwords and find misplaced storage devices. How kind Miller. How very reasonable.

Miller charges one bitcoin plus 5 percent of the amount recovered for his services, although he says his rates are flexible. A doctor who charges in Bitcoin, I like that! He has got a capitalist sense of humor! Sooo, funny, my stomach is in my mouth and my doctor can help me if i pay him in half of my belly.

3. Man hacks his Bitcoin vault

Former Wired editor Mark Frauenfelder wrote his password on an orange piece of paper in January 2017. The house cleaner he hired while on vacation had apparently thrown away the piece of paper.

Unperturbed, he typed the password from memory and received this message: Wrong PIN entered. From April to August, Frauenfelder tried hacking into his vault, to no avail. One day, he received an email from the vault’s manufacturer explaining that the security was being updated. Per the email, there was a security vulnerability within the vault system that needed fixing.

Frauenfelder reached out to a 15-year-old coding whiz who could give him video instructions on how to exploit the vulnerability and hack the vault.

He agreed to pay the teenager the equivalent of $3,700 in bitcoin, then the kid shared the instructions that would hack his computer and show him the password. This let to him trying it. It could have been a prank by the teenager! A very expensive pranks. But, hey there is hope for the good ones. Lol. Jk.

Following Saleem’s instructions, I copied a string of text. The PIN appeared instantly. Months of soul-crushing anxiety fell away like big clods of mud that had been clinging to my shoulders.

Which one of these are you?

Khunsha Javed

A Filmmaker, PR enthusiast & Editor of BlockPublisher-Unfiltered. I like things that make my brain tingle. Email: khunsha@blockpublisher.com or editor.unfiltered@blockpublisher.com

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