January 09, 2019 02:02:15
Bitseven.com - For the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin, well-known street artist Pascal Boyart (aka PBoy) painted a mural on the streets of Paris with a puzzle with a hidden $1000 in Bitcoin inside of it.
He tweeted about his work following:
“#StreetArt treasure hunt in Paris with a #Bitcoin puzzle. For the 10th birthday of the genesis block, I painted this frescoe in Paris with a 0,26btc ($1000) puzzle in it.”
On Reddit he added that to solve the puzzle entirely, you have to be physically in front of the mural painting, but you can still solve a part of it seeing it online.
For the moment, the puzzle has yet to be solved and the bounty of 0.28 BTC still remains.
The painting was inspired by the famous oil artwork of Eugene Delacroix about the July revolution in France early of 19th century. Pascal wanted to paint his work about “Yellow Vest” protests in late 2018 and to show it as the modern version of “La Liberte Guidant le peuple”.
“Yellow vests” is a populist, grassroots political movement for economic justice started in France in 2018. The movement is motivated by rising fuel prices, high cost of living and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government's tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes. People are placing their blame on the central banking system and the French government for the economical problems the country is currently facing.
Since the appearance and rising popularity of cryptocurrency there were many cases of making a reward for puzzles in crypto in some kind of hidden way. The highest value for the puzzle is the amount of 310 BTC to this day. Quite interesting is that the puzzle was divided into four parts – 0.1, 0.2, 0.31 and 310 BTC, and the interesting part is that obviously the most hunted part of 310 BTC was solved after about a week while the 0.31 BTC one is still unsolved to this day.
Pascal is known for his interest to the cryptocurrency and he had already made a couple of similar events related to crypto and blockchain technology. Just recently in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s White paper he hosted an art exhibition in France where Bitcoins were hidden in private keys in some of the paintings.
As the industry keeps growing, there is now a whole subreddit containing different types of puzzles with a reward of cryptocurrencies. Feel free to take up the challenge if you think you’ve got what it takes to solve the puzzle, however you should know, that most of the time specified knowledge is going to be needed.