Loss: Between 68,110 to 92,855Bitcoin (BTC).According to Chris Brooks and Charlie Brooks (father and son who own crypto), the amount of USD 4.8bn in cryptocurrency could be recovered and returned their owners.Crypto Asset Recovery
The firm is based in New Hampshire, USA. They specialize in recovering passwords from wallets that hold locked crypto. The company has recently recovered USD 250,000 worth cryptocurrency from a wallet. They charge 20% commission for wallets containing between BTC 0-10, or equivalent value.
We have a wide range of clients. We have a client who is an early-stage miner in bitcoin who lost all of his information and he knows he’s got some bitcoins somewhere … We get clients who were told in 2017 to buy into the hype-bubble and they bought USD 1,000 [worth of BTC] and they are looking for something to cover the rent,” son Charlie told Business Insider.
Studying a thread on the BitcoinTalk forum, the father and son identified 72 posts that described the loss of at least BTC 0.5. They found that 14% of the posts could be recovered and that they were able to decrypt 35% of passwords based on their experiences. They concluded that around 2.45% of the bitcoins lost could be recovered.
Although many people forget the password that protects their cryptocurrency at some point, most of them are able to retrieve it as a result of a recent survey.SurveySome 1,021 US cryptocurrency investors byCryptovantage. Survey results showed that 39.7% had forgotten their passwords in the past, while 95.6% were able to get access to their crypto assets.
Crypto Asset Recovery is a business that can help investors who are unable to retrieve their passwords. As David Veksler ofwalletrecovery.infoPreviouslySubmitted Cryptonews.comThere are many “Bitcoin recovery” scams. They all have one thing in common. They ask for money upfront. The legitimate service will ask for a percentage from the funds that are recovered. They make unrealistic promises instead of trying to understand your situation, and offering realistic advice.
Industry players working in the field of crypto recovery declare that the vast majority of popular wallets are secure, and even if you have somehow been locked out of your own wallet, there are a number of ways you can regain access. Some of these are brand new while others involve unglamorous detectivework.