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.
Day 2's treasure is still unclaimed! Can you crack it?


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 3:

Today’s buried treasure of 0.01213276 BCH is located on BCH public key address: bitcoincash:qp03tymvmcameylga2jhxkudwd0qyhygfquch95t7u

BIP38 private key: 6PYVNmtJz45WTmW2FDBLrvmnethYQaWrqvr4wLQLdLczgPffgokKLvub9E

Today's puzzle:

Good luck!

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  earned 0.0¢
can you ask in the article that the winner explains the solution in a comment ? I just saw this one has already been cracked and do not have the time / will to crack it myself but I would enjoy seeing the solution, or maybe you can explain the solution once the treasure has been claimed ? anyway, I really enjoy how you made such an awesome game from just the fact that we can password-encrypt private keys. Simple but beautiful idea.
   2yr ago
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The prize has been claimed! Congratulations to the participant who unlocked the puzzle.
The puzzle shows the face of a clock, with Egyptian hieroglyphics. We can consult a hieroglyphics translator, such as (http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptwriting.html), to translate the symbols.
In clockwise-order:
J, O, H, N
We also see that the clock is set to 11:35.
Combined, "John 11:35" appears to point to a Biblical verse. Turning to a copy of the Bible (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11%3A35&version=NIV), the specific verse reads: "Jesus wept."
Famously, this is the shortest verse in the Bible.
As the rules of the hunt specify that the answer must be in lower-case letters, the answer to the BIP38 key is "jesus wept".
Hope you enjoyed today's challenge! Visit again tomorrow, Day 4, for another chance to win!
   2yr ago