James Howells, a Welshman who claims he accidentally discarded a hard drive containing about £150 million ($184 million) worth of bitcoin in 2013, has reportedly secured funding to dig up a landfill site in Newport to replace the lost drive Find.
“Funding is secured. We brought in an AI specialist. Their technology can easily be retrained to look for a hard drive,” Mr Howells told BBC News.
The 37-year-old IT worker claims he started mining bitcoin in 2009, when they were first created, and acquired thousands of them when bitcoin was valued at around $130.