A popular bitcoin wallet service and mining pool is appealing for the user who made an incredibly large erroneous bitcoin transaction fee to come forward and claim their money back.
BTC.com is a bitcoin miner, which means it mines series of bitcoin transactions and writes them into a list known as a "block". Once mined, each block lists the total amount of transaction fees that have occurred within the last 10 minutes.
On Wednesday 7 June, the company was surprised to discover a block that had a gigantic transaction fee of 80BTC ($215,520, £167,481) in it.
"If it had been a normal day, we would have received 2BTC ($5,047) in transaction fees from everyone put together," BTC.com's vice president of business development Alejandro De La Torre told IBTimes UK. "80BTC is insanely high. Someone added way too high a transaction fee on their transaction."
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