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September 03, 2017, 06:03:35 AM
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=== PUZZLE 2 ===

I'm currently funding Puzzle 2 myself due to no donations!

Puzzle 2 will be released once the prize at the address below exceeds 0.005 BTC.

Make donations to the Puzzle 2 prize here: https://blockchain.info/address/13JMHMRSJHCmfsV6EArfYxG9CVHLAi79yC

The winner of Puzzle 1 is currently unknown. Please comment here if you won so people know that I didn't steal it! Without this Puzzle 2 will probably never happen...


=== GUIDELINES ===

  • WINNERS: If you solve a puzzle and sweep the address then please let everyone know here so that the system becomes trustworthy (people will know that I'm not stealing the prizes for myself!) Also it might be nice for winners to make a donation to the next puzzle.
  • FUTURE PUZZLES: If you would like me to create future puzzles then please donate to the next puzzle's address above. I'll create the next puzzle once the funds at its address exceed the final amount swept for the current puzzle. The next puzzle will be posted at a random time unless a fixed time is decided through further discussion.
  • THE PRIZE: If you would like to up the stakes on the current puzzle then feel free to donate to the current puzzle's address, but donations to the next puzzle are preferable. I have started with 0.005 BTC as this is quite a lot of money for me to give away. At the moment this is more about fun than money but that may change if people donate a lot to future puzzles!
  • DIFFICULTY: I have no idea how long it will take for people to solve this puzzle and sweep the address. I will adjust the difficulty of future puzzles accordingly, with the aim that puzzles take a number of days for people to solve, perhaps with people collaborating and sharing the prize.
  • IDEAS FOR CLUES: If you have an interesting idea for a clue in a future puzzle then PM me. Your reward will be a slight advantage if I decide incorporate your idea in the future.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Let me know if you think I've missed anything important here.

DISCLAIMER: Whoever sweeps the address first gets the funds! Any strategies are allowed (except for hacking my computer please). My clues may be ambiguous, debatable or I may have made errors. If you think I've made an error then let me know but if someone else guesses correctly whilst we're discussing a potential error then they have won fairly, and it's not my fault that you missed out!

=== ARCHIVED PUZZLES ===
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=== PUZZLE 1 ===

01) Ƀ = The sixth non-negative integer
02) Ƀ = CHAR(74)
03) ɃX = Virginia
04) XɃ = UPPER(Virginia)
05) Ƀ = UPPER(The first letter of the Roman Alphabet)
06) Ƀ = CHAR(109)
07) Ƀ = The second square
08) ɃX = The top left cell
09) XɃ = The top left cell
10) Ƀ = LOWER(CHAR(82))
11) Ƀ = CHAR(5!)
12) ɃX = UPPER(decibel)
13) XɃ = decibel
14) Ƀ = CLUE(01)
15) XɃ = LOWER(decibel)
16) ɃX = LOWER(/oʊkeɪ/)
17) ɃXXX = 93.3 FM Magic City, MT
18) XɃXX = 93.3 FM Magic City, MT
19) XXɃX = 93.3 FM Magic City, MT
20) XXXɃ = 93.3 FM Magic City, MT
21) LOWER(Do you want to continue? [Ƀ/X])
22) ɃX = LOWER(66.220.144.0)
23) XɃ = LOWER(66.220.144.0)
24) ɃXX = Nasdaq Volatility Index
25) XɃX = LOWER(Nasdaq Volatility Index)
26) XXɃ = Nasdaq Volatility Index
27) Ƀ = LOWER(CLUE(02))
28) Ƀ = (SQRT(CLUE(07))+1)^2
29) ɃXX = LOWER(U+1F431)
30) ɃXX = BЖШ
31) XɃX = BЖШ
32) XXɃ = BЖШ
33) ɃXX = pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/895231598676725761/GSWlYoDD_400x400.jpg
34) XɃX = LOWER(pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/895231598676725761/GSWlYoDD_400x400.jpg)
35) XXɃ = pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/895231598676725761/GSWlYoDD_400x400.jpg
36) Ƀ = CLUE(5^2)
37) XXXXXXXXXɃXXXXX = (11000000+110000+1100+11)*(11+1100+110000+11000000)
38) ɃXX = "be perfect in both form and function"
39) XɃX = "be perfect in both form and function"
40) XɃ = LOWER("be perfect in both form and function")
41) Ƀ = ๑
42) ɃX = MsgBox(“What language am I?”)
43) XɃ = MsgBox(“What language am I?”)
44) Ƀ = BIN2DEC(111)
45) ɃX = LOWER(Conical Frustum @ 200 10281)
46) XɃ = Conical Frustum @ 200 10281
47) Ƀ = Math.pow(String(window.location.host).length,2)/Math.pow(5,2)
48) ɃXXX = Sun god’s nemesis
49) ɃXX = (17.962685,102.641253)
50) XɃX = (17.962685,102.641253)
51) XXɃ = (17.962685,102.641253)
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PS Post a comment if you've started trying to solve it!
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September 03, 2017, 06:33:52 AM
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If I understand good I have to solve a puzzle, to find the private key of that transaction and claim the prize. You give some clues to find the private key but where is the puzzle to be solved, to find the private key, please? The clues are easy to dechipher, but I am asking, what puzzle do I have to answer and solve to find the private key of that transaction? There are 155 bits in the clues that you have given, a private key has 256 bits.
 
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If I understand good I have to solve a puzzle, to find the private key of that transaction and claim the prize. You give some clues to find the private key but where is the puzzle to be solved, to find the private key, please? The clues are easy to dechipher, but I am asking, what puzzle do I have to answer and solve to find the private key of that transaction? There are 155 bits in the clues that you have given, a private key has 256 bits.

Hi valentin68, thanks for your interest. The only additional information I'll give you for now is that there are exactly 51 clues and my use of Ƀ's and X's is important!
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September 03, 2017, 06:48:46 AM
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Nice puzzle. Great work. For me to difficult, but I am sure, there will be experienced who solve the puzzle.
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Nice puzzle. Great work. For me to difficult, but I am sure, there will be experienced who solve the puzzle.

Thanks adalov. Perhaps I'll make some simpler ones in the future. What kind of topics/clues might be more accessible for you? I realise these are fairly mathematical/programming based.
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September 03, 2017, 07:41:45 AM
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...

That's one of the harder bits Cheesy Are those the only two you have left? One hint: "lost" is an appropriate verb to use for that clue Smiley
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...

That's one of the harder bits Cheesy Are those the only two you have left? One hint: "lost" is an appropriate verb to use for that clue Smiley

Yes. I am on some track I think, because I see connection to some other clues, but I still don't know. Seems like something hard to do if you are not there.
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...

That's one of the harder bits Cheesy Are those the only two you have left? One hint: "lost" is an appropriate verb to use for that clue Smiley

Yes. I am on some track I think, because I see connection to some other clues, but I still don't know. Seems like something hard to do if you are not there.

They are hard but shouldn't be impossible. I tested them out earlier and they should all be possible with some knowledge of mathematics/computing and an internet connection Smiley
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...

That's one of the harder bits Cheesy Are those the only two you have left? One hint: "lost" is an appropriate verb to use for that clue Smiley

Yes. I am on some track I think, because I see connection to some other clues, but I still don't know. Seems like something hard to do if you are not there.

They are hard but shouldn't be impossible. I tested them out earlier and they should all be possible with some knowledge of mathematics/computing and an internet connection Smiley

I am missing some knowledge then. I spent more time on this one then all the others combined. Granted the others might be wrong, but at least I know I could solve them in 10 seconds. There is just no way for this one for me. I got so close, but that 20$ was just not meant to be mine I guess Cheesy
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September 03, 2017, 08:17:23 AM
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Very nice concept. I hope you get some sweet donations coming your way to add to the price pool. I don't think puzzle is for me to solve yet. Maybe in the future. Good luck to everyone who is trying to solve it!
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I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

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I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

If you figure out 45 and 46 we can share the prize 50/50 Cheesy
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Anyone knows 45 and 46? I am lost...

That's one of the harder bits Cheesy Are those the only two you have left? One hint: "lost" is an appropriate verb to use for that clue Smiley

Yes. I am on some track I think, because I see connection to some other clues, but I still don't know. Seems like something hard to do if you are not there.

They are hard but shouldn't be impossible. I tested them out earlier and they should all be possible with some knowledge of mathematics/computing and an internet connection Smiley

I am missing some knowledge then. I spent more time on this one then all the others combined. Granted the others might be wrong, but at least I know I could solve them in 10 seconds. There is just no way for this one for me. I got so close, but that 20$ was just not meant to be mine I guess Cheesy

I won't give any additional information for now, but if these clues cause a problem for everyone then maybe I will Smiley

Very nice concept. I hope you get some sweet donations coming your way to add to the price pool. I don't think puzzle is for me to solve yet. Maybe in the future. Good luck to everyone who is trying to solve it!

Thanks for the support xFiber Smiley

I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

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I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

If you figure out 45 and 46 we can share the prize 50/50 Cheesy

I'm liking the collaborative spirit Smiley I keep expecting the 0.005 BTC to disappear at any moment!
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I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

If you figure out 45 and 46 we can share the prize 50/50 Cheesy

I have no idea what 45&46 even mean!
Besides if you are just stick on 2 answers you can simply brute force it. There only 3,364 possibilities after all... Wink


37)   XXXXXXXXXɃXXXXX = (11000000+110000+1100+11)*(11+1100+110000+11000000)
1111 1110 0000 0001
XXXX XXXX XɃXX XXX(?)

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I am missing 26 answers, or you can say I have 25 answers. Depends on your philosophical views Grin

If you figure out 45 and 46 we can share the prize 50/50 Cheesy

I have no idea what 45&46 even mean!
Besides if you are just stick on 2 answers you can simply brute force it. There only 3,364 possibilities after all... Wink


37)   XXXXXXXXXɃXXXXX = (11000000+110000+1100+11)*(11+1100+110000+11000000)
1111 1110 0000 0001
XXXX XXXX XɃXX XXX(?)

missing an x??

I'm not going to help with 45 & 46 yet as I think someone will be able to figure it out. And thanks for checking about Clue 37 but I'm pretty sure I've calculated it correctly... Smiley
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September 03, 2017, 09:05:07 AM
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Hmm.. I will join this puzzle games but i dont know how to read the clues anyone can teach me how to read it?
Btw its a good thread you make same games to giveaway some bitcoin with some puzzle hahahaha

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Hmm.. I will join this puzzle games but i dont know how to read the clues anyone can teach me how to read it?
Btw its a good thread you make same games to giveaway some bitcoin with some puzzle hahahaha

Hi gesden. Figuring out how to read the clues is part of the puzzle... There are 51 clues and only one "Ƀ" in each clue! Smiley
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September 03, 2017, 10:22:13 AM
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45)   ɃX = LOWER(Conical Frustum @ 200 10281)
46)   XɃ = Conical Frustum @ 200 10281


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