Reddit users were surprised a few days ago with a new puzzle that will give away 1 Bitcoin (BTC) to whoever manages to solve it. The puzzle is contained in an image that features the Bitcoin (BTC) logo surrounded by words that allude to the technology that gave life to it. According to its author, the key to finding the solution is contained in Bitcoin’s white paper, written in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
The publication was made by an Internet user nicknamed Cryptogreetings, who accompanied the image with the phrase “A bitcoin is contained in this puzzle. Good luck!”
Additionally, in an update, the author added that the image contains, in logarithmic scale, the ideas that inspired Satoshi Nakamoto to create the distributed accounting technology:
This work is composed of the words from Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, in logarithmic scale. The ideas that inspired Satoshi to create a solution that would revolutionize the modern economy and industry in a scattered manner. This paper reflects on the elements that gave life to this technology and challenges the underlying security model. Hidden in plain sight lies a treasure hunt. A BTC is hidden in this work.
Cryptogreetings, Reddit User
The last similar puzzle rewarded with Bitcoin (BTC) has been solved in 3 years
To verify that the reward announcement is legitimate, Cryptogreetings added a link to the address where the Bitcoin (BTC) was uploaded, which has received small transactions, as of May 19th, to make a total of 1,00152936 BTC, at this moment.
The addition of small sums to this address could be the result of testing by those interested in solving the riddle. The reward currently stands at $8,200 worth of bitcoin on the CoinMarketCap portal.
This announcement was quickly acclaimed by the community and the fact that the reward has increased some satoshis in just two days is reminiscent of the puzzle known as “The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto”, which took three years to be deciphered and gradually increased its reward to a total of 5 BTC, to be finally solved in November last year.
A large number of comments have accompanied the Reddit thread in which the image was published, and in solidarity with the users, they have shared their findings to contribute to the construction of the solution.
If you want to give it a try, here is the 1 BTC-worth puzzle.