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Bitcoin fortune 'buried at rubbish tip'

28 November 2013 Last updated at 19:46 GMT

A man from from Newport says he has lost a £4.6 million fortune after throwing out a computer hard drive which stored a digital wallet holding 7,500 bitcoins, a virtual form of currency for use online.

The value of a single bitcoin has this week reached an all time high of $1,000 (£613).

Hywel Griffith reports.

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