"Bitcoin Eater Don't Send" Address now up to 13.28 BTC
This burner address that does not have a matching private key now has a balance of 13.28 BTC.
With a private key being impossible to generate for this address, the coins are lost forever, as a donation to all of the hodlers worldwide.
8,999 BTC lost private key from 2010
BitcoinTalk user Stone Man accidentally wiped the private key for the address containing 8999 BTC back in 2010.
This was before modern xPub master seed wallets were used, so for every address used the wallet had to store the associated private key for it. If you were using a temporary live version of Linux running from a CD like this user, that meant backing up your private keys after every transaction. Unfortunately for Stone Man, not understanding this [...]