There’s nothing better than found money. Whether it’s some cash on the sidewalk or an unexpected tax return, you’ll always walk away with a smile on your face.
So it’s hard to imagine that the folks over at Mt. Gox aren’t grinning ear to ear after finding 200,000 Bitcoins in an online wallet they hadn’t checked since 2011.
See, Mt. Gox is the Bitcoin exchange that lost a reported 850,000 Bitcoins that belonged to other people. The total value of that loss? $493 million.
Obviously, the exchange had some unhappy customers. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done. The online currency is totally untraceable and the mystery of what happened to all those Bitcoins remains unsolved.
But hey, 200,000 Bitcoins is better than 0 Bitcoins. The currency Mt. Gox found is worth $116 million, according to Engadget’s report, and that’s more than enough to put some pep in your step.
So keep looking, Mt. Gox-ers! Check the couch cushions, under the car seats, and behind your nephew’s ears. The way you guys do business, no one will be surprised if you find the loot.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir