Welcome back to The Hunt for BCH Treasure!

This week, from Monday to Friday, I’ll be giving away a daily prize of ~$5 worth of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to the smartest, and quickest, participant who can crack my puzzle. It’s first come, first serve, so you’ll have to be fast in order to unlock and claim the treasure!

Do you have what it takes to crack the code?

Congratulations, Zhell, for successfully unlocking Day 1's treasure.
Here’s how to works:
  • A BCH public key will be provided with ~$5 worth of "buried" BCH.

  • I’ll provide a treasure chest with a QR code and a string of text, called a BIP38 private key, that is password protected with the answer to my puzzle, shown below. The answer will be in all lower-case letters and/or numbers.

  • Once you think you’ve uncovered the answer to the puzzle, use it to decrypt the BIP38 private key and reveal the underlying BCH private key corresponding to the BCH public key shown. There’s multiple ways to do this. Here are two ways:
  1. If you have the mobile Bitcoin.com wallet:

a) On the home screen, click “Scan”, and scan the BIP38 QR code.
b) Click “Sweep paper wallet”. Enter your answer to the puzzle as the “password”.
2. If you have another mobile wallet, such as the HandCash wallet, or a BCH wallet where you need to access the BCH private key QR code or text:
a) Visit "BitAddress.org" and click the “Wallet Details” tab.
b) Copy and paste the BIP38 private key into the “Enter Private Key” field. Click “View Details”.
c) Enter your answer to the puzzle in the “Enter BIP38 Passphrase” field. Click “Decrypt BIP38”.
d) If successful, the private key will be revealed under “Private Key WIF”. You can scan the displayed QR code or copy and paste the BCH private key into your personal BCH wallet.
  • Once the BCH private key has been unlocked, you can import and sweep the funds to your own personal BCH wallet!


Day 2:

Today’s buried treasure of 0.01141400 BCH is located on BCH public key address: bitcoincash:qza4jyz9v2alhq3270t0s949tgqhtsuvwvppsntmq3

BIP38 private key: 6PRMnYJWs446Yuq6dTFLDotjdp1dxfr4BhYd5i2a8PTALQ6EZZNNk5JsNZ

Today's puzzle:

Good luck!

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I feel like I have the answer, but my passphrase is wrong despite many different spacing and writing variations... What could it be?
   1wk ago
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same here, I tested every variation I could think of. 20 variations in total. but not the right answer. Mysterious !
   1wk ago
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I know that answer but the way you need to type it on passphrase is hard. lemme try more combination
   1wk ago
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In the same boat as these fine folk. Tried maybe 100 different things. Also tried less obvious stuff linked to the main thing. No dice!
   7d ago
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Thanks for the comments. From what I’ve heard,
it may be that folks are missing a particular word.
If you’ve played along and have stayed patient,
The missing word is the opposite of ancient.
   5d ago
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The prize has been claimed! Congratulations to the participant who unlocked the puzzle.
The seven GPS coordinates refer to the historical landmarks:
- The Colosseum
- The Great Wall of China
- The City of Petra
- Taj Mahal
- Chichen Itza
- Christ the Redeemer
- Machu Picchu
Collectively, these landmarks make up "the seven wonders of the modern world" (https://www.wonders-of-the-world.net/Seven/List-of-the-seven-wonders-of-the-modern-world.php), which is the answer to the BIP38 key.
Hope you enjoyed Day 2's challenge!
   4d ago