In bits: the programmer locked out of his £175m bitcoin account

Stefan Thomas is not the first person to forget a password, but memory lapses are rarely so potentially costly

Stefan Thomas has just two chances left to get his hands on his $240m (£175m) fortune.

Thomas is a San Francisco-based computer programmer, and a decade ago he was given 7,002 bitcoins as a reward for making a video explaining how the cryptocurrency works.

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