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Another treasure hunt is underway in the Bitcoin community as members seek to resolve a hidden puzzle in a cloud image ".
The picture was posted earlier this week on the Bitcoin subroutine by a new cryptogreetings user, who informed excited readers that while a Bitcoin (currently worth $ 8,300) was up for grabs for anyone who could understand. At first glance, the image is a cloud of words and numbers from the white paper of the inventor of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakomoto, all of different sizes and overlapping.
The words "blocks", "transaction", "attacker" can be seen among dozens of others, with the Bitcoin symbol superimposed on top, creating a white area.
The poster, whose Reddit account did not have any history beyond this post, had this to say about their puzzle:
"This work is made up of the famous words of Satoshi Nakamoto, scaled by Log N. Disparate ideas have inspired Satoshi to create a solution revolutionizing the modern socio-economy and l & # 39; The work reflects the elements that gave life to this technology and calls into question the underlying security model.Hidden away from everyone's eyes, there is something more: a treasure hunt 1 BTC is hidden in the work. "
While Redditors will have to rely on the good faith of the cryptogreetings by winning, the poster has linked a Bitcoin address containing a poster linked to a Bitcoin address with 1.00152389 BTC, with the additional amount of about 12 $ probably intended to cover the costs.
Redditors gathered to express their theories and lament the difficulty of the task, with the highest comment in the thread being "I'm better equipped to sell a kidney or $ 9k." Another user trying to solve the puzzle with the maths agreed that it was a thought-provoking thought, and a third rang saying "I started the same thing." Then I realized that there are millions of possible permutations in the key.In fact, it is just as difficult to force encryption. "
Many other users admitted that they had no idea where to start with the puzzle. However, not everyone has abandoned so easily that other users have come together to understand it. Reddit Zyntra user posted:
"Some things I've noticed so far:
Some words start with a capital letter, when other words are not.
Many words and maths, but some letters are isolated. You can find a C, W, M. Some figures are also unique
There is a number crossed out by an icon at the bottom right of the big Bitcoin B. I do not know if or what this icon means.
There is a bit of free space in the top right corner, since the rest of the image is filled.
Some numbers make sense in the context of mathematical references or white papers. But the longer figures do not make sense to me, they are not dates or references to the white paper, as 19981101 "
u / AnotherSmegHead understood the number of times that different words were used in the Bitcoin white paper and worked with that.
"Here are the most frequently used words in the white paper:
transaction 69 block 67 hash 33 nod 31 chain 27 attacker 23 network 21 proof of work 18 owner 17 work 16 piece 16 a 15 honest 15 public 14 time stamp 14 trust 14 key 13 without 12 new 12 system 11 party 11 does not 11 likely 11 accept 10 value 9 cpu 9 z 9 k 9 longer 8 merkle 8 next 8 capture 8 p 8 header 8 nuncio 8 problem 8 time 8 power 7 signature 7 proof 7 verification 7 prev 7 make 7 long 7 node 7 link 7 sender 7 majority 7 payment 7 q 6
If you save the image, you get the name of the image as NdLEoUJCqNLlZFQBKEr7lxTK-PKQjqi5FtBM8k5lqs8
Remember me if you crack this code 😉 "
An important clue came from cryptogreetings themselves. When u / mishax1 stated that "there are 239 seed words BIP39 in this picture," the original poster said "you can throw at least half of it." That's the # 1 clue. "When asked for more clues, cryptography was cryptic, saying that maybe tricks could be dropped in the future if the task proved difficult, they also revealed that 1 BTC was the first prize, but not the only one.
"There are also consolation prices scattered here, but let's not even talk about it yet;)"
This is not the first time that Bitcoin is hidden in puzzles to solve. The artist Marguerite Driscoll collaborated with three others in 2015 to conceal 4.87 Bitcoin in her art, which at the time stood at around $ 1,150. His paintings acted as puzzles to solve by the community, bringing users of the forum on Reddit and BitcoinTalk to understand it.
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