James Howells returns to the present along with his tireless search for the lost treasure. And it is that, this man is not willing to give up a hard drive that contained 8,000 cryptocurrencies of Bitcoin that in his best moments They came to be worth almost 500 million euros (168 million today).
Now he wants to spend several million euros on hire a company formerly used by NASA and use robot dogs to recover the fortune.
As explained in other media, Phil Bridge, an expert who worked with the POT in the recovery of data from the space shuttle Columbia and, of course, the robot dogs Spot from Boston Dynamics, whose mission will be to scour the terrain through a scanner to try to locate the lost hard drive.
“I’ve seen data recovered in the most unusual circumstances imaginable.“, explains Phil Bridge. “From systems that were destroyed by floods or burned by fire, even from devices that were struck by lightning”assures.
The search for the lost treasure in Bitcoins that everyone is signing up for
James told the Times: “This is the most professional operation we have ever put together. It is a serious proposition, we are capable of completing this task at a very high level”.
As explained by The Times, this seems to He has even managed to identify the probable location of the hard drive in an area where more than 15,000 tons of waste was buried between August and November 2013. The city council argues that the hard drive must be buried at a depth of about 15 meters.
With the help of this NASA expert, to which are added two robot dogs Spot from Boston Dynamics (150,000 euros per robot), they all believe that the Bitcoin fortune can be recovered. If this all works out, James says he’ll transform the Newport landfill into a solar farm with wind turbines.
With all this, It is estimated that the search in total will be about 11 million euros and will last between nine and twelve months. Here everyone is signing up and supporting the idea, despite its cost, since they are also looking for a piece of the cake.
Howells says that if he finds the hard drive, he will keep a third of the millions and split the rest among the excavation crews and investors, as well as the local population, giving them €55 in Bitcoin each. Let’s hope he finds it before the cryptocurrencies disappear.