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June 05, 2011, 05:42:11 PM
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Just had this idea when I woke up today and was wondering if anyone has done it.  Start a website were everyone donates to a pool.  After a certain time limit, the owner of the website (someone trustworthy in the community hopefully).  Hides the wallet (on cd's or zipdrives or both) somewhere in the world.  Every few days or so they can release hints on the location.  I think it would be fun to go bitcoin hunting.   

Has this been done yet?
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June 05, 2011, 08:04:48 PM
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Interesting idea, maybe even use existing 'dead drops' of USB sticks mounted in walls and such? Could be a neat way to promote bitcoin, and to use dead drops as a means of exchange. Encrypt a wallet.dat file, someone comes by to solidify the deal made online. Maybe that is what a decentralized exchange will look like in 'meatspace'.

For reference:  http://deaddrops.com/

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August 30, 2011, 03:40:05 AM
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Resurrecting this thread because of an interesting video I found:

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http://vimeo.com/28038393

"BitHunt is an augmented reality treasure hunt for bitcoins."

"Done as a Art Center College of Design class sponsored by Layar.


It's also been posted on Wired.
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/08/augmented-reality-art-center-student-videos-bithunt/


Does anyone know if this is an actual bitcoin treasure hunt in the planning.. or just an art project to make a video?

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