GAME STATUS: This game is still on! However read page 4. It may be gone from it's spot!Main Treasure Unclaimed .1BTC
Main Treasure proof Photo unclaimed .01BTC
User "geschtonkenflappe" will receive this unless someone produces the actual paper wallet by 2018. Hangman mini-game claimed .01BTC
Online photo hunt Claimed .01BTC
Simple goole skils question Claimed.01BTC
Time hidden: 136 days as of April 26, 2017
BTC found: .03BTC
BTC still hidden: .11 (Now worth $144.90! More than double the original value.)
Ok. I have placed a .1 BTC paper wallet in Iceland last week and I will be putting clues in this thread about it’s location. Iceland is going through changes in it’s banking laws right now after a major overreaction to the 2008 crash. They are loosening laws regarding foreign currencies and I wanted to present bitcoin as a positive for their country and persuade them to treat BTC likewise. Since they have cheap geo-thermal energy and cold weather, they are in a great position to host mines and like any tourist destination it can be a plus for that sector as well. This was all new to the bank people I talked with, but let’s see how it goes and show them some love.
Here is the public address on the paper wallet. You can follow the action when the money moves. In the spirit of bitcoin, there will be few rules and anyone can play. You can even take it never tell a soul. But there is another .01 deposit if you send me a picture. Feel free to share your analysis, spoilers, or go get it yourself. https://blockchain.info/address/1E481Lk1L1hSb9ZsJu3Smcqtg6tKpVmKcq
Here are pictures of the cache and a copy of the note inside. I will show a wider view tomorrow of it’s location and give more clues as we go. “Winter is coming” so let the games begin!
Congratulations! You have just found real money!
The object in this cache contains the cryptographic keys needed to spend 0.1 bitcoin, currently worth about 6600 ISK. If you are not familiar with bitcoin, then you have made another valuable discovery today! You can spend this money at tens of thousands of locations online and around the world. Or sell your bitcoin to a growing community of millions of users at an online exchange.
Best of all, there are no strings attached. I am giving away my own money because I thought it would be an interesting and fun project to geocache some bitcoin. I would like it if you sent me an email telling of how you found this paper wallet. You don’t have to identify yourself, but it would be cool to follow along on your adventure under whatever name you chose. And if you send a photo of the paper wallet as proof of your find, I will deposit another 0.01 bitcoin into any bitcoin wallet you chose. I also ask that you not divulge my email, as it is one of the things that only you know and that proves your find.
What do I do with this thing?
First, remember that the paper wallet has a hidden “private key” that should NEVER BE SHOWN TO ANYONE!!!!! Exposing the QR code and/or the string of characters hidden inside gives a viewer everything needed to move your bitcoin to another wallet.
You can use the “public address,” printed on the front, to check the balance on this wallet by scanning the associated QR code or entering the characters manually at a website like blockchain.info. Once you have set up a wallet of your own, you should import the hidden private key and spend/give/save/sell your money as you wish.
You and I posses the only two copies of the private keys for this wallet. If by 2018 no one has sent me photographic proof and the funds have not been moved, then I will assume that the paper wallet was lost. I will then move the bitcoin to another paper wallet and hide it somewhere else on earth. If I do receive email proof or if the money is moved, which is also proof someone found the wallet, I will delete my copy of the private key and leave you as the sole owner. That means if you loose your paper wallet, nobody can recover your money. Just like loosing paper money.
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