He claimed he purchased 10,000 Bitcoin in early 2010 as a punt, spending around £50 ($80) after being convinced by his college roommates – storing the keys on his laptop after transferring them from a USB.
As he graduated and started to get on with his life – he eventually forgot about the coins.
But then in 2014 as cryptocurrencies gained traction the now 25-year-old claimed he remembered his purchase and went back to look for it thinking he may be sitting on a huge fortune as Bitcoin’s value boomed.
And then when he went back home to try and find his old laptop – which had been sitting broken for years.
He says he discovered the device had been tossed out by his mum.
His 10,000 Bitcoin would now be worth £300million.
Source: The Khaama Press News Agency