Bruh, this dude’s got 2 shots to remember his password or he’s saying bye to $240 mill in bitcoins! 🤯💸
Imagine forgetting a password from 2011 and it’s now costing you big time. That’s the drama with Stefan Thomas, a programmer from Germany chilling in San Fran. This guy dropped a vid on YouTube way back, “What is Bitcoin?” and got paid in… yup, bitcoins.
He scored 7,002 bitcoins for the vid. Back then, they were like $2 each. So, a cool $14k. But flash forward and those coins? Now worth a wild $241 mill (like around $200 mill now). Epic glow-up, right?
Here’s the twist: Stefan can’t remember the password to his super-secure IronKey drive where he stashed the coins. Plus, he lost the paper where he wrote it down (big oof). And that drive? It’s got a 10-try limit before it locks you out FOREVER. My guy’s tried 8 times, and nada.
Now he’s got 2 shots left, or it’s all gone. He’s so stressed, he’s hiding that drive in some top-secret spot and losing mad sleep. Moral of the story: ALWAYS remember your passwords. 🚫🤦♂️🔒
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