If you’re thinking about upgrading your PC, be sure to backup every bit of important data on your storage device before making the transition, otherwise you could be out $67,000. Well, probably not, but it did supposedly happen to some poor soul who posted his sad story on Reddit.
Posted under the username me_is_idiot, the former college student explained how he heard about Bitcoins around six years ago and how they were going to be the next big thing. He figured he might as well collect some to supplement the money he was bringing in through websites he had setup with some sketchy ad networks.
“Over the course of one semester I’d gotten around 150 Bitcoins, which at the time was worth around $11. What a waste of fucking time!,” he thought. “These things haven’t exploded like they were supposed to, back to my matched betting and awesome websites!”
He stored the Bitcoins on his laptop, which he upgraded a year later with more RAM and a faster hard drive. So as not to lose his Bitcoins—his whole $11—he penned a “little sarcastic note” to himself and folded it over his old hard drive.
That was six years ago. He since graduated