We have all heard stories of bitcoin-laden hardware buried in landfill, bitcoin pizzas which would have been worth millions today and other missed opportunities.
Singer Lily Allen apparently missed out on one such opportunity a few years ago.
“As if, I said.”
In Allen’s defence, it's hard to blame her for saying no. Most people are wary of bitcoin even today, when many mainstream businesses are starting to accept it.
Five years ago bitcoin was just a curiosity, relegated to experimental uses and payments for virtual goods in online games.
Both incidents garnered a lot of publicity, but we can safely say that many people away from the media have regrets of their own – they just prefer not to talk about them.
We can only wonder how many traffickers made a handsome profit, provided they held on to some of their bitcoins, or if they were unable to access them because they were behind bars.
Who knows. Maybe there are a few crypto-millionaires serving lengthy prison sentences and planning how they will spend their bitcoin fortune once they get out.
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