While many people dream of becoming rich with bitcoins, a Norwegian man recently discovered he did so by accident, reports.
Kristoffer Koch purchased 5,000 bitcoins in 2009 for 150 kroner, or $26.60. He forgot about his purchase until April 2013, when media coverage of the digital currency “jogged his memory.”
After remembering the password to the encrypted digital wallet that stored the coins, he discovered that his investment had increased in value to $886,000.
He exchanged 1,000 of the bitcoins for cash and purchased an apartment in Toyen, a wealthier neighborhood in Oslo, Norway.