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Author Topic: The Legend of Satoshi Nakamato, FINAL STEP PUBLISHED.... 4.87 BTC GRAND PRIZE!  (Read 107083 times)
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September 02, 2014, 05:12:01 AM
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[UPDATE 4/3/2015]

@Coin_artist has finally released the last part of the puzzle to the public via twitter.

https://twitter.com/coin_artist/status/583979278238359552

There is 4.87 BTC contained within the image shown below via private key.  Follow through this thread to help navigate yourself through the start to finish of this elaborate puzzle! There are a lot of cool crypto techniques used during this journey...





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I was just catching up on Coin_Artist's puzzle and came across a cryptic message with a link in the comments, the comment is 10 days old. Doesn't appear to be from Coin_Artist, the message is a bit puzzling.

http://bitcoinmagazine.com/14850/coin_artists-latest-dark-wallet-puzzle-32-page-solution/

Screenshot of the comment incase it gets deleted for some reason...



Who is WR?

EDIT:
It appears to be another Coin_Artist masterpiece...

https://twitter.com/bitcoinmom/status/507347521291579392

(Original) Wallet Bounty address! Currently at 4.33 BTC
https://blockchain.info/address/1TLSNYAx5P6Yjie3cF97fZh9U4B5UZ7PF

moved to ->
(New) Wallet Bounty address! Currently at 4.87 BTC
https://blockchain.info/address/1FLAMEN6rq2BqMnkUmsJBqCGWdwgVKcegd
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September 02, 2014, 12:59:59 PM
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Dont know, dont care, the link resolves to a raw block[1]. Looks like the genesis block [2]. Its probably just someone spam posting bs. The riddle was solved. I reference a thread by S4VV4S in the pdf under "...or is it?" IIRC, if you go there you will find a length discussion why the riddle is over and another solution makes no sense.

[1] http://blockexplorer.com/rawblock/000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f
[2] https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Genesis_block
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September 02, 2014, 03:26:25 PM
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Dont know, dont care, the link resolves to a raw block[1]. Looks like the genesis block [2]. Its probably just someone spam posting bs. The riddle was solved. I reference a thread by S4VV4S in the pdf under "...or is it?" IIRC, if you go there you will find a length discussion why the riddle is over and another solution makes no sense.

The comment on OP seems unrelated to Coin_Artist puzzle. Something entirely new. It looks like a new start point. 
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September 02, 2014, 06:29:39 PM
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Who the fuck is WR?

Based on the alice in wonderland reference, i'm gonna guess WR is supposed to stand for White Rabbit... follow the white rabbit?
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September 02, 2014, 06:44:13 PM
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-snip-

The comment on OP seems unrelated to Coin_Artist puzzle. Something entirely new. It looks like a new start point.  

Follow the link, its the genesis block. Do you really think this is Satoshi trying to give us a hint?

Anyway: http://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/found-a-cryptic-message-on-a-bitcoin-magazine-article-what-do-you-think-it-means

I wont do this one.
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September 02, 2014, 06:59:07 PM
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-snip-

The comment on OP seems unrelated to Coin_Artist puzzle. Something entirely new. It looks like a new start point.  

Follow the link, its the genesis block. Do you really think this is Satoshi trying to give us a hint?

Anyway: http://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/found-a-cryptic-message-on-a-bitcoin-magazine-article-what-do-you-think-it-means

I wont do this one.

I received this tweet this morning - it appears to be related to this post. https://twitter.com/TR3N47Y/status/506830281064468481

Shorena, I wouldn't walk away so soon. I'm certainly intrigued. Seems I'm being called out. Game on.
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September 02, 2014, 07:31:04 PM
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Well, the link to the genesis block is in the first set of parenthesis.  So I'm assuming placing "x" in a parenthesis is marking another block.
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September 02, 2014, 10:26:41 PM
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I received this tweet this morning - it appears to be related to this post. https://twitter.com/TR3N47Y/status/506830281064468481

Shorena, I wouldn't walk away so soon. I'm certainly intrigued. Seems I'm being called out. Game on.

Just a little bit of research:

The text (difference to quote below in bold)

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If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be, it would. Take a W@@@lk with me. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? 1follow me

is a quote from the alice in wonderland (1951) movie

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If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043274/quotes

Again after "isn't. And contrary" in code directly below eachother:

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wise, what is, it wouldn't be, it would. Take a W@@@lk with me. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? 1follow me
-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Apparently it goes under your skin (at least for some)



Take a W@@@lk with me and 1follow me stand out besides the differences in punctuation...

1follow me might hint towards a bitcoin address, searched it, ended up on twitter aaand Im out.

Apparently people post pictures of their penises on twitter... who knew.


Sorry, not this time. Enjoy the rabbit hole, dont get lost.
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September 02, 2014, 10:44:31 PM
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1follow me might hint towards a bitcoin address, searched it, ended up on twitter aaand Im out.

You think it's twitter? I was thinking the text was pointing at the blockchain. I mean it looks like a blockchain... o_O
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1follow me might hint towards a bitcoin address, searched it, ended up on twitter aaand Im out.

You think it's twitter? I was thinking the text was pointing at the blockchain. I mean it looks like a blockchain... o_O

Yes I think its a reference to the blockchain. The X marks certain blocks, as well as the text and those "blocks" with numbers in them.

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Our friend TR3N47Y--who we can assume is the MP of our puzzle since he was the one who invited us all down the rabbithole--has 3 friends on Twitter that I assume are his aliases or collaborators: @PO347, @N3v4Le7, and @Xavi3rM4x7. He sure does like the number sequence 3, 4, 7 Smiley

In brackets at the end of the puzzle clue are, yes, 3, 4, 7.  The x's in the brackets (after the link to the genesis block) occur at 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 30, 37, 43, 48, 51, 55, 59, 65. 67 contains a dash. Then the "3", "4", "7". (not sure if i've numbered the brackets correctly because I don't know if the [altered] Lewis Carroll quote should be included in the count). And someone please doublecheck my counting of the brackets, please.

Are we looking for a bitcoin (or altcoin) address? The bounty? I like Shorena's idea that "1follow" may be a clue to an address. [And, Shorena, please don't bow out!!]

Could the extra characters in the Twitter aliase names lead to anything (subtracting the 347)? PO NvLe XavirMx (not necessarily in that order)

More on those Twitter aliases:  @PO347's earliest tweet was "Negative Ghost Rider the pattern is full... #347." Which was retweeted and favorited by @N3v4Le7 (whose Twitter name btw is n3v4 gon le7 u down--uh oh, is this just a rickroll?).

If this puzzle leads anywhere, here's more Twitter info FWIW:

Today, @TR3N47Y retweeted @PO347 "Away we soar, away we fly. Bringing freedom, before we die. #347"

@PO347 has this quote in his Twitter profile header: "in the silence of your bones and eyes forgotten magic sits and waits for fire" (from Robert Montgomery)

@Xavi3rM4x7 has in his Twitter description a quote from Percy Bysshe Shelley's "The Masque of Anarchy": "Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number - Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you Ye are many - they are few."

Well, if that's all I do on this puzzle, at least I had the chance to revisit a great Shelley poem...
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September 03, 2014, 01:57:02 AM
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Again after "isn't. And contrary" in code directly below eachother:

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wise, what is, it wouldn't be, it would. Take a W@@@lk with me. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? 1follow me
-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Apparently it goes under your skin (at least for some)



Take a W@@@lk with me and 1follow me stand out besides the differences in punctuation...

1follow me might hint towards a bitcoin address, searched it, ended up on twitter aaand Im out.

Apparently people post pictures of their penises on twitter... who knew.


Sorry, not this time. Enjoy the rabbit hole, dont get lost.

I googled "Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is,", without the quotes, and got a couple of both:

"contrary wise, what is, it" example
"contrary-wise; what it is it" example

OP can be based on the "unofficial" version, being the difference:
"it would. Take a W@@@lk with me. "
" 1follow me"

If the ideia is to draw a blockchain:

GEN = Genesis Block
numbers = block height
MSG = message

-=[GEN]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[3]=-=[4]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[7]=-=[]=-=[9]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[12]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[16]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[30]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[37]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[43]=-=[]=-=[]*
* chain seems broken right before the msg, so I "forked" and restarted count

-=[MSG]=-=[]=-=[2]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[5]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[9]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[13]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[19]=-=[]=-=[-]=-=[3]=-=[4]=-=[7]=-=[


Also that strange block with "-" and the 347, can be a signature, or some kind of sequence of x's positions.
If so, you could even complete the blockchain, at least until you find the message, where the chain breaks, getting something like:

-=[MSG]=-=[]=-=[2]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[5]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[9]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[13]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[]=-=[19]=-=[]=-=[-]=-=[3]=-=[4]=-=[7]=-=[9]=-=[12]=-=[16]=-=[30]=-=[37]=-=[43]=- ...

Or not...

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September 03, 2014, 01:57:49 PM
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O hello again. Smiley

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'If you think we're wax-works,' he said, 'you ought to pay, you know. Wax-works weren't made to be looked at for nothing. Nohow.'
'Contrariwise,' added the one marked "DEE", 'if you think we're alive, you ought to speak.'
'I'm sure I'm very sorry,' was all Alice could say; for the words of the old song kept ringing through her head like the ticking of a clock, and she could hardly help saying them out loud:
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
   Agreed to have a battle!
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
   Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
   As black as a tar-barrel!
Which frightened both the heroes so,
   They quite forgot their quarrel.'

'I know what you're thinking about,' said Tweedledum; 'but it isn't so, nohow.'
'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'

Puzzle or elaborate rickroll?
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Puzzle or elaborate rock roll?

Or elaborate puzzle?
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Puzzle or elaborate rock roll?

Or elaborate puzzle?

I suppose they're not mutually exclusive!
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September 03, 2014, 03:21:23 PM
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I think shorena and rock_collector have covered most everything there is to cover. Perhaps worth noting:

3,4,7,9,12,16,30,37,43,48,51,55,59,65: is not a well-known integer sequence at http://oeis.org
I also checked a couple variants in case our sequence identification was incorrect/flawed.

On the other hand, 3,4,7 happen to be near the start of the Lucas sequence (basically Fibbonacci but starting with 2,1):
2,1,3,4,7,11,18,29,47,....

"Take a W@@@lk with me." and "1follow me" are the content added to the Alice in Wonderland quote. My suspicion is that both clues point to twitter, although "walk with me" could also imply walking along some kind of numerical sequence.

I won't be in on this too much for at least the next few days due to moving. I'm curious to see how things emerge.
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Some random thoughts...probably red herrings, but you never know.

1.  Brainstorming on the fixation with the number 347.  It's an area code for NYC (maybe a BitLicense reference)?  It spells EAT in leet.  (EAT ME? - Alice in Wonderland reference)  347 is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedman_number since 347 = 7^3 + 4  Also, there was also a law passed back in 2012, HR 347, that seems possibly relevant:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr347enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr347enr.pdf
http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/restricted.asp
https://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/hr-347

2. Probably obvious, but the quotes on @PO347's twitter profile are references to the movie Top Gun.  In the video of the scene (link below) 13 seconds in there is a shot of the tower with the letters "ELEV. 477" (not quite 347 - maybe a reference to block height 447 in the blockchain)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdHBsWXaHN8

3.  In the block chain sequence included in the OP, the quote appears in the position of block 46.  Is there something special about block 46? 

http://blockexplorer.com/rawblock/0000000002d5f429a2e3a9d9f82b777469696deb64038803c87833aa8ee9c08e

4.  "1follow" is not usable as a public key prefix since it contains lowercase "l" which is excluded from Base58 encoding. 
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The starting block in the ASCII, the genesis block, is used in this example: http://cointext.com/decoding-messages-in-the-bitcoin-blockchain/

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A web site at BlockExplorer makes looking at the blockchain data easier.  For a specific block number just add/b/number.  So for the first block the number is “0″:  http://blockexplorer.com/b/0

Then click over to the Raw Block Data:

http://blockexplorer.com/rawblock/000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f

In this case the information was added to the “Coinbase” field:

 “coinbase”:”04ffff001d0104455468652054696d65732030332f4a616e2f32303039204368616e63656c6c6f72206f6e206272696e6b206f66207
365636f6e64206261696c6f757420666f722062616e6b73″

Then take that string and run through a Hex to ASCII converter such as http://www.dolcevie.com/js/converter.html and you get

HuhHuh?EThe Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks

I wonder if this is a clue for now, or a future clue? Or maybe simply... the genesis block. Seems appropriate to start a bitcoin puzzle with Satoshi's original hidden message.

3.  In the block chain sequence included in the OP, the quote appears in the position of block 46.  Is there something special about block 46?
 

Something stashed for a puzzle in block 46? I don't believe there are any known secrets about this block. Maybe the data randomly yields something of interest.

http://blockexplorer.com/rawblock/0000000002d5f429a2e3a9d9f82b777469696deb64038803c87833aa8ee9c08e

4.  "1follow" is not usable as a public key prefix since it contains lowercase "l" which is excluded from Base58 encoding.  

1follow is not usable but 1foLLow, 1foLLoW, 1FoLLow, 1FoLLoW are all viable options. This should be easy enough to verify with a parser. I tried firstbits.net, but I think the site is broken.

As far as the twitter option: @@@ looks more like addresses in a row? Why not just say "w@lk with me," if we were to look at twitter?

That's all I have for now.

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September 03, 2014, 07:38:37 PM
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-snip-[And, Shorena, please don't bow out!!]-snip-

It will be different this time, but apparently I cant totaly stay away.



I think shorena and rock_collector have covered most everything there is to cover. Perhaps worth noting:

3,4,7,9,12,16,30,37,43,48,51,55,59,65: is not a well-known integer sequence at http://oeis.org
I also checked a couple variants in case our sequence identification was incorrect/flawed.

On the other hand, 3,4,7 happen to be near the start of the Lucas sequence (basically Fibbonacci but starting with 2,1):
2,1,3,4,7,11,18,29,47,....

"Take a W@@@lk with me." and "1follow me" are the content added to the Alice in Wonderland quote. My suspicion is that both clues point to twitter, although "walk with me" could also imply walking along some kind of numerical sequence.

I won't be in on this too much for at least the next few days due to moving. I'm curious to see how things emerge.

Lets see if we get any notes within the blocks.

0 EThe Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks
3 ---BEGIN TRIBUTE--- -> see full picture/text here [1]
4 EASY MODO? How lame! -> full text [2]
7 Aluminium Falcons -> http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00007.txt
9 more aluminium falcons -> http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00009.txt
12 even more http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00012.txt
16 yep still more http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00016.txt
30 another by slush http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00030.txt
37 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00037.txt
43 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00043.txt
48 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00048.txt - the private key there has nothing left to spend, I checked
51 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00051.txt
55 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00055.txt
59 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00059.txt
65 http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00065.txt

[1] http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00003.txt
[2] http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00004.txt





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-snip-
Something stashed for a puzzle in block 46? I don't believe there are any known secrets about this block. Maybe the data randomly yields something of interest.


nope 46 is borring:

/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,
/P2SH/BIP16/slush/R,

http://bitcoinstrings.com/blk00046.txt
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September 03, 2014, 10:51:05 PM
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3471follow => 347-136-5569 => cannot be completed as dialed

Quote from: ytcoinartist
As far as the twitter option: @@@ looks more like addresses in a row? Why not just say "w@lk with me," if we were to look at twitter?

Well, we do know of three Twitter addresses...

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It will be different this time, but apparently I cant totaly stay away.
...
Lets see if we get any notes within the blocks.

Smiley

Searching on 'never gonna' in the early blockchain reveals quite a bit of rickrolling. Perhaps that is what the image in the @N3v4Le7 is refering to in some way?
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