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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:01 AM

 

Don't you HATE it when this happens?

Irish drug dealer loses £46m bitcoin codes he hid in fishing rod case

In early 2017 Clifton Collins, an Irish drug dealer, had a dilemma: where to hide the codes of his illicit €55m (£46m) bitcoin fortune.

His solution was to print them on to an A4 piece of paper and stash it in the aluminium cap of a fishing rod case kept at his rented home in Farnaught, Cornamona, County Galway. It seemed a good idea at the time.

Then three things happened. Police arrested Collins after finding €2,000 worth of cannabis in his car. He was sentenced to five years in jail. The landlord of the Galway house had it cleared out, resulting in Collins’ possessions being taken to a dump.

The codes are now missing, meaning the accounts cannot be accessed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/21/irish-drug-dealer-clifton-collins-l46m-bitcoin-codes-hid-fishing-rod-case

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Reply Don't you HATE it when this happens? (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 21 OP
democratisphere Feb 21 #1
unc70 Feb 21 #5
democratisphere Feb 21 #6
unc70 Feb 21 #7
Wounded Bear Feb 21 #2
packman Feb 21 #3
happybird Feb 21 #4
Thunderbeast Feb 21 #8
Laelth Feb 21 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. Some days it's not even worth getting out of bed.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:32 AM

5. Or even chewing through the restraints

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Response to unc70 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:35 AM

6. THAT's the only challenge and entertainment at the asylum.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:36 AM

7. Other than posting on DU

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:08 AM

2. I found them...send me your bank information, and I'll wire you a share.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:15 AM

3. Are you that Nigerian prince that keeps sending me e-mails?

I'm ready to give you my banking info, please contact me but I need $1500 of good faith money from you. Please send me YOUR banking info.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:16 AM

4. Why didn't he retire?

€55 million is nothing to sneeze at, why even bother messing around with a paltry €2000 of pot? Criminals these days. Smdh.

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Response to happybird (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

8. Personal use?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:38 PM

9. Oh, suck. That is a bummer. n/t



-Laelth

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