Armchair Detectives Have Another Bitcoin Puzzle to Solve

After the notorious 5 BTC ‘bitcoin puzzle’ was solved last January after years of people trying to crack it, now another bitcoin puzzle was launched this week on forums and social media. On May 19, 2018, a person posted an image which contains a bitcoin puzzle that rewards the solver 1 BTC.

Bitcoin Puzzles: Hiding Cryptocurrencies in Plain Sight

Since the inception of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, visual puzzles that contain digital asset rewards have been very popular. This week a Reddit user named ‘u/cryptogreetings’ posted a cryptic picture online that contained a puzzle with a 1 BTC prize. Since the image was published online no one has been able to crack it so far as the public address can be seen here. The picture is black and orange and white with a bitcoin symbol and many words, and numbers strewed across the image. The creator says if no one can crack it in a week they will publish some hints to help people out.

“This work is comprised of Satoshi Nakamoto’s famous whitepaper words, scaled by Log N. Disparate ideas inspired Satoshi to create a solution to revolutionize modern socio-economics and industry,” explains the Reddit user u/cryptogreetings.

The work reflects on the elements that brought this technology to life, and challenges the underlying security model. Hidden in plain sight lies something more: a treasure hunt. 1 BTC is concealed within the work.

This picture was published yesterday, it contains 1 BTC hidden within the image. It has not been solved yet.

The Infamous Coin Artist 5 BTC Puzzle Solved This Year

Just recently reported on a famous bitcoin puzzle that contained 5 BTC for years before the puzzle was decrypted. The painting called ‘The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto’ was designed by @coin_artist, who had hidden clues that revealed a private key to the tethered wallet. The puzzle was solved by a 30-year old programmer named ‘Isaac’ who solved the puzzle in less than two months. Isaac just happened upon the puzzle while searching for cryptocurrency related riddles online…

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