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Bitcoin owner whose story went viral after he lost his wallet password says he has 'made peace' with potential $220 million loss


Bitcoin owner whose story went viral after he lost his wallet password says he has 'made peace' with potential $220 million loss

Bitcoin slid back below $35,000 on Friday.
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As Insider earlier reported, Stefan Thomas had 7,002 bitcoins stored on a secure hard drive.




The German programmer now says "time heals all wounds" and that he is at peace, reports KGO-TV.




Thomas told previously told The New York times he had been left questioning his self-worth.




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German-born programmer Stefan Thomas made headlines this week after a lost password rendered his bitcoin stash worth $220 million inaccessible. As Insider earlier reported, the secure hard drive, on which 7,002 bitcoins were stored, was an IronKey device. It gives owners 10 chances to guess their password before encrypting the contents. Thomas only had two attempts left to guess correctly before this situation occurred. The New York Times initially reported Thomas' plight and quoted him as saying: "I would just lay in bed and think about it: Then I would go to the computer with some new strategy, and it wouldn't work, and I would be desperate again."
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