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There's 1 Bitcoin Hidden in This Puzzle, and Whoever Solves it Wins


Another treasure hunt is underway n the Bitcoin community as members seek to crack a puzzle hidden in an image that resembles a "word cloud".

The image was posted earlier this week on the Bitcoin subreddit by new user cryptogreetings, who informed excited readers that one whole Bitcoin (currently worth $8300) was up for grabs for whoever could figure it out. At face value, the image is a word cloud of words and numbers taken from Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakomoto's whitepaper, all different sizes and overlapping each other.

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 has no history beyond this post, had this to say about their puzzle:

"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. 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."

While Redditors will have to depend on the good faith of cryptogreetings upon winning, the poster did link a Bitcoin address containing poster linked a Bitcoin address with 1.00152389 BTC in it, with the extra amount of roughly $12 likely aimed to cover fees.

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