Pascal Boyart, the street art painter and muralist, has caught cryptocurrency community’s attention with his fresco painted in Paris where the author combines art, mystery, politics and Bitcoin puzzle worth of 0.26 BTC (~$1000 USD) as the reward.
Pascal shared his masterpiece on social channels and soon the internet was flooded with the people capturing the fresco and sharing it all over the social media and tagging the author. Pascal also mentioned the sponsor Alistair Milne who made this idea come true.
— Pascal Boyart (@pascalboyart) January 7, 2019
Solve the Puzzle Take 0.26 BTC (~$1000 USD)
What makes this fresco even more unique is the puzzle hidden in it. The author said:
“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.”
Pascal even provided the public Bitcoin address where the reward is waiting for the winner: 1NqPwPp7hEXZ3Atj77Ue11xAEMmXqAXwrQ;
Currently, it shows the exact amount of 0.2874245 BTC (~$1085 USD) to be rewarded, which is a bit more than the declared amount of 0.26 BTC.
How to solve? First of all, you have to be physically standing in front of the mural and then can attempt to solve the puzzle and claim the prize. If you are a treasure hunter so you probably consider taking a flight to Paris? Find the wall the artwork is painted on and try to figure out the clues.
Here’s the aproximately location of the fresco provided by the community: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,2.3697319,3a,75y,268.35h,93.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWk743dgd7BqOkYM46F-p_A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
P.S. Great job to everyone involved!
— A coin a day keeps the doctor away (@drteeay) January 7, 2019
Here’s the full length image of the fresco:
Inspired by Liberty Leading the People (1830)
The fresco was inspired by Eugene Delacroix’s (1798-1863) “Liberty Leading the People (1830)” painting.