$22 Bitcoin investment brings Norwegian man fortune

  • Mr Koch, 29, said he only remembered about his investment after reading reports of the currency’s rising value.
  • Media caption Kristoffer Koch told the BBC’s Roger Hearing he ”more or less forgot” about his investment in Bitcoins
  • A $22 (£14) investment in the virtual currency Bitcoin four years ago has brought a Norwegian man an unexpected windfall of about $850,000.
  • Mr Koch said that he had suddenly realised that his 5,000 Bitcoins were worth about $850,000.
  • Bitcoins are stored in encrypted wallets, and Mr Koch admitted that it took him some time to remember the password to unlock the safe.

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@zarkoh: “reminder of the lucky norwegian dude who got himself an apartment by investing 22 usd in #bitcoin #btc.”


A $22 investment in the virtual currency Bitcoin four years ago brings a Norwegian man an unexpected windfall of nearly about $850,000.


$22 Bitcoin investment brings Norwegian man fortune