The previous chief know-how officer of Ripple Labs has simply two extra password makes an attempt to put his arms on $240 million in bitcoin that has been locked in an IronKey hard-drive for over a decade.
However with bitcoin costs surging, Thomas has made eight failed makes an attempt to entry the loot utilizing his most commonly-used passwords and has lucked out each time, the New York Occasions studies.
Two extra failed makes an attempt and the drive will auto-encrypt its contents, consigning his fortune to the ether.
“I might simply lay in mattress and give it some thought,” Thomas advised the New York Occasions. “Then I might go to the pc with some new technique, and it wouldn’t work, and I might be determined once more.”