Bitcoin Advocates Remain Determined to Solve $1 Million Math Puzzle for the Past Four Years
The Bitcoiners within the crypto space are still banging their heads and trying to solve a four-year puzzle, one that is worth $1 million.
The challenge they are facing is not the traditional find the five bitcoin's hidden in this painting. Instead, it is a number of wallets that have been tired together, and from this only a few are expected to crack.
However, with all this, it has not stopped the Bitcoin enthusiasts within the market to give the challenge a go.
More On The Puzzle
The puzzle was created with a group of different bitcoin addresses that have a large number of Bitcoin coins. Now the challenge is trying to crack the private keys of each of these, once you accomplish your Bitcoin prize is held inside.
As many knows, being able to crack a private key can take more than a life span. To avoid this, they have ensured that the addresses have been connected in some way. Thus, this will make it much easier to crack the private key.
These addresses were initially identified at the BitcoinTalk forum; this was back in 2015. This was by Bulista, who is pseudonymous in the forum. As it was seen in a previous thread, Bulista had claimed that they had created a bot that was specially made to develop these bitcoin addresses. He is aware that it might take several years to be cracked as it has been protected with the use of strong cryptography.
However, what he did differently was that these addresses had been created in a way that it can narrow down the possible list of solutions. What this means, with the narrowing it helps identify the private key that can unlock the other addresses.
As per other forums, this mysterious developer designed these addresses to test and see if they could be unlocked, but this cannot be verified.
The Challenged Was Discovered Back In 2015
The challenge was discovered in 2015, and at the time it was holding about 32 bitcoins, which was worth about $13,000 then.
And since then there are a few addresses that have already been cracked and just a few Bitcoins taken. For the reaming addresses that have not been cracked, they have added more money. Thus, the total treasure chest totals about 102 bitcoins.
According to the racminer forum, it is said there are about 160 addresses. And from this, just 90 of them have not yet been broken. And there’s about 102.66 Bitcoin that is up for grabs — having each of the addresses holding about 0.62 to 1.60 bitcoin.