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January 21, 2019, 01:59:59 AM
Last edit: January 24, 2019, 08:42:26 PM by actmyname
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Hex is very cool

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January 21, 2019, 03:39:52 AM
Last edit: January 24, 2019, 08:42:48 PM by actmyname
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Hint 1: Binary is not the only way to encode.

Bonus hint: I know that no one has finished more than 50% of the puzzle, which takes place exclusively on-forum.




SOLUTION

Step 1: The hex colors of the first post represented ASCII characters, resulting in the private key of 1sTPost...
Step 2: My first post was edited. There is a quote with a 0-width image and an AUTHOR md5.



Step 3: Take the md5 hash of 1BbcodE... => 4e01ebd99c8f3610af450d7b8ac4d6cf
Step 4: AUTHOR, as in, user. The member 4e01ebd99c8f3610af450d7b8 has a post:

Make do with the thing᠎᠎s᠎᠎ you ᠎᠎ha᠎᠎ve and don't be some᠎᠎one᠎᠎ who lives life in the past.

Otherwise, perhaps your own locks will be dismantled by what is unseen, but still there.

Step 5: "What is unseen, but still there" refers to the 0-width mongolian vowel separator whitespace characters in the post. They surround the characters for {shaone} => SHA-1.

Step 6: Take the SHA-1 hash of 1BbcodE... => 00e581a7ac7018a61836ca30dc458a200603299d which is the password for the account (your own locks will be dismantled)

Step 7: I sent a message to the account:

The lock is opened by your key, which holds another. But where is the second one?
You're nearly done. Don't get board just yet. Stay hungry for the answer: this will help you decipher everything.

MangepKV2115jq46vEPQfhJgUBbW8ZytkY7McscLgdMQnWu

by your key := SHA-1 hash; second one := placement of the second 1 => 13
don't get board just yet := go to board 13, French local board.
stay hungry for the answer := translate "mange" into English.

Thus we have EatpKV211...

And the beginning of the private key is found via the user's feedback to satoshi: Kigjp...

Done.

Congratulations to LoyceV for being the first to solve the puzzle.

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January 21, 2019, 03:58:58 AM
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I got that PrivateKey, but now im stuck.. Huh
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January 21, 2019, 04:05:08 AM
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hexadecimal?

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January 21, 2019, 04:19:07 AM
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I got that PrivateKey, but now im stuck.. Huh

I'm further...

PM me to rent my signature.
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January 21, 2019, 04:48:05 AM
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Once you've changed the image, you may need to chop off a tail of length 7.
But some locks prefer a different kind of change.


Hint 2: I don't hide just BBCode in puzzle posts.

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January 21, 2019, 10:44:48 AM
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Base64?

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January 21, 2019, 12:14:19 PM
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Once you've changed the image, you may need to chop off a tail of length 7.
But some locks prefer a different kind of change.

You've lost me at this step, I have no idea what this means Sad But it's been fun so far Cheesy

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January 21, 2019, 12:38:48 PM
Last edit: January 21, 2019, 01:07:53 PM by BlackMambaPH
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I don't know what's going on but I just want to answer: Duck or Chicken. Lmao DotA 2 player will understand my answer.

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I don't have a bitcoin core or any wallet that can open a pk. Try this. Any tip is welcome if this is correct answer.

Code:
354b69H386235e634174x77454a74424ei357477s325953567a44v47475ae6e714dr467633y554a4c667176c4a6b4co447539o473572l344375

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January 21, 2019, 01:51:34 PM
Merited by BlackMambaPH (2), cabalism13 (1)
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Once you've changed the image, you may need to chop off a tail of length 7.
But some locks prefer a different kind of change.

You've lost me at this step, I have no idea what this means Sad But it's been fun so far Cheesy

True my friend, that line's confususing me. Very far from my reach XD

I don't know what's going on but I just want to answer: Duck or Chicken. Lmao DotA 2 player will understand my answer.

Edit:

I don't have a bitcoin core or any wallet that can open a pk. Try this. Any tip is welcome if this is correct answer.

Code:
354b69H386235e634174x77454a74424ei357477s325953567a44v47475ae6e714dr467633y554a4c667176c4a6b4co447539o473572l344375
Make a  wallet in blockchain.com my friend, you can try privatekey there. Super fast no syncing needed.

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January 21, 2019, 02:43:51 PM
Last edit: January 21, 2019, 02:54:00 PM by actmyname
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Once you've changed the image, you may need to chop off a tail of length 7.
But some locks prefer a different kind of change.


Hint 2: I don't hide just BBCode in puzzle posts.

Revised wording to make it more evident.

The image holds the path to your reward. You may alter the path to discover who can help.
Their lips are sealed, for they reveal their secrets by following the path slightly differently.


Hint 2 Revision: Perhaps rather than examining the post with your eyes, you need to check each character one by one.

Bonus hint: I still know that no one has finished more than 50% of the puzzle, which takes place exclusively on-forum.

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January 21, 2019, 03:46:27 PM
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Bonus hint: I still know that no one has finished more than 50% of the puzzle, which takes place exclusively on-forum.

The only part I don't get.
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January 21, 2019, 04:13:42 PM
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The latest hints gave me many more options to try, so far no result Sad
I like the hunt though Cheesy

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January 21, 2019, 05:09:22 PM
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Not sure if I'm on the right path or just a stupidly crazy coincidence..

The fact that he's sure no one is halfway through implies there needs to be contact at some point to get the next clue? I feel like I'm on the last step before that but I think there's a little bit of guessing and bruteforcing a bit of combinations involved?

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January 21, 2019, 05:29:29 PM
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The fact that he's sure no one is halfway through implies there needs to be contact at some point to get the next clue?
I've contacted 2 different accounts by now Cheesy But:
Their lips are sealed

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January 21, 2019, 05:33:29 PM
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The fact that he's sure no one is halfway through implies there needs to be contact at some point to get the next clue?
I've contacted 2 different accounts by now Cheesy But:
Their lips are sealed
It's very important to distinguish how I know that you have not progressed past a certain point. Remember: this puzzle only takes place on the forum.

(perhaps you might use some third-party tools to help but at no point will I forcibly direct you to a different website.)

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January 21, 2019, 05:41:52 PM
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The fact that he's sure no one is halfway through implies there needs to be contact at some point to get the next clue?
I've contacted 2 different accounts by now Cheesy But:
Their lips are sealed
It's very important to distinguish how I know that you have not progressed past a certain point. Remember: this puzzle only takes place on the forum.

(perhaps you might use some third-party tools to help but at no point will I forcibly direct you to a different website.)

Wouldn't mind another public hint on the "different kind of change." & "following the path slightly differently." part Tongue

Or not, who knows, maybe a genius will show up in the next hour or two.

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January 21, 2019, 05:43:45 PM
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Wouldn't mind another public hint on the "different kind of change." & "following the path slightly differently." part Tongue

Or not, who knows, maybe a genius will show up in the next hour or two.
Analyze the messenger's statement and you shall find the answer.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about with this messenger nonsense, then you probably haven't gotten far enough.

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January 21, 2019, 05:45:24 PM
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I hate captchas Sad

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January 21, 2019, 07:38:17 PM
Last edit: January 21, 2019, 09:31:53 PM by Kriptopsina
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In this code 102 characters?  Huh

All nine messengers are silent Sad

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