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  • **FILE** Bitcoin tokens are pictured in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: He tossed $8.2 million into the trash

    For a man with a fetish for keeping things tidy, James Howells, 28, is a reckless man when he's in the mood to clean out drawers and cabinets. Mr. Howells, a Welshman, is a "bitcoin miner" who lost bitcoins worth $8 million tucked away in his laptop computer.

  • **FILE** Bitcoin tokens are pictured in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Man threw out computer with $6.5 million worth of bitcoins on it

    James Howells claims he threw out his computer months ago with 7,500 bitcoins stored on it. Translation: He's out roughly $6.5 million unless he's willing to dig through four months worth of garbage at a nearby recycling center.

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