We often hear horror stories of people losing bitcoins due to unfortunate mishaps. Broken or missing hard drives are a very common denominator in such stores. However, one Reddit user successfully restored an old computer which contained multiple private keys. It seems several thousand BTC were recovered, which is pretty impressive.
Regardless of the recovered amount, it’s always good to see stories like this. No one likes to lose their Bitcoin balance due to unfortunate mishaps. Upgrading a computer and hard drive can have major consequences in these cases. The Reddit user claims the computer was seven years old and has only recently been restored. With three Bitcoin wallet private keys to be used, the total balance was rather surprising. Several thousand BTC – allegedly – is a pretty decent amount to recover.
Bitcoin Private Keys Matter a lot
It didn’t take long for other users to claim this story is utterly fake. While it is very likely the amount of BTC is very different, the recovered information is always a good thing…