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Man's Forgotten $27 Bitcoin Buy Becomes $886K

Man's Forgotten $27 Bitcoin Buy Becomes $886K
Posted Monday, November 4th 2013 @ 8am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Completely forgetting about the $27 in Bitcoin he bought while researching the online currency is the best investment move Kristoffer Koch is ever likely to make. Four years after his 2009 research on encryption, media coverage of the currency earlier this year jogged the Norwegian's memory and he was amazed to discover his 5,000 Bitcoins were worth $886,000, reports the Guardian. Cashing in just a fifth of his investment bought Koch a new apartment in one of Oslo's wealthiest areas.

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