“Um, for $ 220 million in locked Bitcoin you don’t make 10 password guesses but bring it to the pros to buy 20 IronKeys and spend six months finding a secondary channel or uncapping,” Stamos said on Twitter. “I’ll get there for 10%. Call me. Stamos later mentioned that he was joking when he said he would unlock it, but that it is “something that should be investigated.”
Thomas is not the only one to be excluded from his Bitcoin fortune, as there is currently $ 140 billion worth of Bitcoin that is lost or left in inaccessible wallets, according to Chainanalysis, a cryptocurrency data company.The New York Times article even mentions a special case where an entrepreneur lost around 800 Bitcoins when a coworker reformatted a laptop that had the private keys to his wallet.
This whole situation left Thomas wary of cryptocurrency in general.
“The whole idea of being your own bank – let me put it this way, do you make your own shoes? The reason we have banks is that we don’t want to deal with all of these things that banks do, ”Thomas said.
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