Crypto Sightings Hit Spain and New York as Hidden Bitcoin Hunt Ends in France
The Parisian mural that contained a Bitcoin riddle worth $1,000 in BTC has been cracked.
On January 6, French street artist Pascal Boyart, aka Pboy, posted a public Bitcoin key and unveiled his revolutionary mural, “La Liberté guidant le peuple 2019” located at 156 rue d’Aubervilliers in Paris.
Pboy painted the mural in support of the Yellow Vests protests that have plagued France since November. Inside Pboy’s painting were 12 hidden seed phrases needed to form the private key that unlocked a Bitcoin wallet containing 0.28 BTC. Anyone who found the phrases could claim the Bitcoin.
According to Pboy, it took seven days for two participants to crack the code.
“The riddle was solved today by @ marabrito31 and Antoine Ferron. The latter posted on his twitter account; ‘@ marabrito31 & I just found the @pascalboyart’s wall painting puzzle in Paris. We are very happy to win this race. We thank pboy, @alistairmilne, and every people Involved in this artwork for Their creativity.
They managed to find the keys to the ‘private key’ that gave them access to the funds (0.2891btc, about $ 1000 in the morning) and then transferred them to their address.”
👍🏻 Banquier usure mensonge peuple combat espoir union citoyen conduire triomphe horizon jaune
C’était la solution à cette énigme.@pascalboyart 0.289Btchttps://t.co/U3sVskvmQl… pic.twitter.com/WrcVJoZ88y
— K69sknk (@K69sknk) January 14, 2019
You can check out the hidden phrases here.
Meanwhile, pedestrians in New York are calling out a more conspicuous crypto sighting. Gemini ads are floating by on yellow taxicabs and on the subway. The Manhattan-based cryptocurrency exchange with operations in the US, Canada, the UK, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, is an industry leader that’s building infrastructure for a fully regulated crypto environment.
— BrendanBlumer (@BrendanBlumer) January 13, 2019
Not to be outdone, the cryptocurrency exchange DX.Exchange took a front seat at the No. 5 Real Madrid vs. No. 6 Real Betis game in Seville, Spain.
The event was live streamed for La Liga fans with distributors including Facebook, beIN SPORTS, fuboTV and SlingTV. La Liga is often ranked as the top league in Europe, giving advertisers exposure to a global, mainstream audience.
— DX.Exchange (@DXdotExchange) January 13, 2019