Dogecoin was lost and found.
Richard Lenz, a 31-year-old project manager at a hazardous waste disposal company in North Ridgeville, Ohio, bought his Dogecoin in March 2014 after a subreddit for NASCAR fans gathered to support driver Josh Wise using cryptocurrency. (Mr. Wise ends up in a race wrapped in Doge.)
“Within a year, I was successful,” he said.
Then, a couple of months ago, Lenz started seeing headlines about the price spike for Dogecoin. He began to get nervous: he knew he had stored coins in an old computer’s hard drive. But he wasn̵7;t sure where that drive was.
“I started looking for it a month, two months ago, but I couldn’t find it,” he said. Somewhere he had $ 10,000 in Dogecoin, then $ 40,000. Higher price
Mr Lenz resigned himself because his coin was lost. “If God wants me to have money, I will have money,” he said. Live. ”He immediately found the drive and sold his coins for around $ 70,000 (after the” SNL “Mr Musk joked about the currency, the price plummeted).
Mr Lenz gave his parents a sum of money and made plans to help pay for his sister’s wedding. The rest? “I’m not kidding you when I say I YOLOed it,” he said on the SPAC shares of Bill Ackman’s hedge fund manager, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings.