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2019-04-15 20:28:06

Satoshi’s Treasure: The Chase Is on for a $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

A treasure hunt for $1 million worth of bitcoin is officially underway.In a cryptic, rambling message broadcasted to the Blockstream Satellite on April 13, 2019, an anonymous user challenged the rest of the Bitcoin community to a million dollar hunt for what they called “Satoshi’s Treasure,” a contest which will “test the resolve, courage, intelligence, and savvy [sic] of would-be hunters,” the game master claimed. At the current exchange rate, the contest’s award is roughly 198 BTC.“This message should reach you at the middle of the fourth month of your calendar year, in the year 2019,” the message read. “If you are reading this, something has led you to search for things which bring excitement to an otherwise predictable world.”According to the message, the anonymous broadcaster plans to provide clues to the reward on the website but pointed to three initial keys to the reward that will be revealed in the coming days.“What you are reading is the first clue in a grand Hunt,” according to the message. “It is not the first Hunt, nor of course will it be the last one, but the hunt is MINE, and so it is to me that you must prove yourself.”The message also laid out the ground rules for the treasure hunt in enigmatic terms and noted that the final prize is “neither gold, nor jewels, nor the pieces of worthless paper that pass for money in this sad age.”The game master fractured the final million dollar bitcoi...