Guy Discovers While In Jail His Crypto Keys Worth $59m Are Incinerated

  • Episode 644
  • February 26, 2020

This week, the Irish Times reported the sad tale of Clifton Collins, a 49-year-old cannabis grower from Dublin. Collins quietly grew and sold his product for 12 years, and he amassed a small fortune by using some of that revenue to buy bitcoins around 2011 and 2012 before the price of the cryptocurrency soared. But in 2017, he was arrested with a five-year jail sentence, and recently learned that his crypto keys (which were safely hidden in his apartment) were discarded, and incinerated.

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