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The Nigerian who returned $80K bitcoins sent him mistakenly

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A Nigerian man has returned $80,000 worth of bitcoin mistakenly transferred to him. He returned the bitcoin to the owner.

Keith Mali Chung is reported by Radio France Internationale to have discovered 7.8 bitcoins in his account.

The bitcoins were worth $80,000 but he could not hold on to it knowing it didn’t belong to him.

He reportedly tracked down the owner of the bitcoins and returned the digital currency.

“I trade in bitcoin, but never such a high amount,” Mali Chung explains on the phone from the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

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“I knew it had to be a mistake so I posted an announcement via some WhatsApp groups to track down the owner.”

When no one responded after three days Mali Chung took to Twitter to track down the owner.

He got a response from someone who had the correct encryption code for the transaction.

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Chung has received a lot of praise on social media for his action.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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