Thursday, April 9, 2015

An artist hid 4.87 Bitcoins in this painting puzzle, triggering a frenzy to solve it and claim them

Once again, artist Marguerite Driscoll has sent Internet denizens down a cryptographic rabbit hole.
Earlier this month, Driscoll published her third Bitcoin puzzle painting with this challenge: “The painting is a , there is 4.87  concealed by this image. Happy .”
I’m not sure “happy” is the word that the multitude of treasure hunters would use to describe their efforts to unlock the secret and claim the Bitcoins. But it has once again become a massive obsession for many searchers. Just scroll through this thread on Reddit dedicated to solving it, or this one on Bitcoin Talk.