A new reality show is casting participants desperate to regain access to their locked cryptocurrency wallets

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A new reality show is casting participants desperate to regain access to their locked cryptocurrency wallets
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  • A casting director is looking for participants who are locked out of their cryptocurrency wallets to appear on a new TV show.
  • The show will attempt to help people remember their password and recover their cryptocurrency.
  • it's nearly impossible to recover cryptocurrency from a locked wallet without a password.

A recent casting call is seeking individuals who want to be on a reality show about people locked out of their cryptocurrency wallets and

A casting director on Linkedin posted that the producers of Alone and Queer Eye are creating a "new major cable network series" about people on the verge of losing their cryptocurrency. The show is looking for people of all ages who are locked out of their cryptocurrency wallets.

"We're on a nationwide search for people who are currently locked out of their crypto wallets and on the verge of losing their money. If you've tried everything to remember your password but are running out of password attempts...and you'd love the help of trained experts to give you guidance and help...we'd love to hear your story," the post reads.

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The post asks anyone interested to email the casting director as soon as possible and detail their story. It also asks interested participants how many password attempts they have left and if they are willing to allow the shows "experts" to help them use their remaining password attempts.

There are no further details about the experts and how they will recover the passwords, but it does ask interested participants if they are ready to recovery their crypto wallet password "by an legal means necessary."

Recovering cryptocurrency out of a locked wallet is an incredibly difficult feat for those who have forgotten their password. German-born programmer Stefan Thomas made headlines earlier this year after a lost password rendered his bitcoin stash worth $220 million inaccessible.

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In January, The New York Times reported that around 20% of the existing 18.5 million bitcoins are in stranded locked wallets, citing data from cryptocurrency firm Chainalysis.



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