French Bitcoin Artist Receives Major Bitcoin Tip for His ‘Liberté Guidant le Peuple’ Work in Paris
The French artist and Bitcoin (BTC) supporter Pascal Boyart has recently received a $4,000 tip from an anonymous admirer. According to Breaker, the author of the mural was rewarded for the work called “Liberté Guidant le Peuple.”
The mural shows the spirit of the yellow vest movement that went to the streets in France and it also includes a crypto-related puzzle. This piece was painted this year in Paris.
Bitcoin Artist Receives $4,000 Donation
The artist has already received 0.14 BTC, 5 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and 1.25 Litecoin (LTC). During a conversation with Breaker, Boyart said that he couldn’t imagine receiving so much. He received $4,000, much more than what he has ever received before. In general, the donations he receives tend to be a few cents or dollars.
Artists such as Boyart are also hiding Bitcoin on their pieces. For example, “Liberté Guidant le Peuple” contained 0.26 of Bitcoin. He published the public key and challenged individuals to find the private key hidden in the mural.
#StreetArt treasure hunt in Paris with a #Bitcoin puzzle
For the 10th birthday of the genesis block, I painted this frescoe in Paris with a 0,26btc ($1000) puzzle in it.
Here's the public key: 1NqPwPp7hEXZ3Atj77Ue11xAEMmXqAXwrQ Thanks to @alistairmilne for sponsoring this 🙏 pic.twitter.com/F7aIkxmp6t
— Pascal Boyart (@pascalboyart) January 7, 2019
The cryptocurrency entrepreneur and professional, Alistair Milne sponsored the mural. The private key has already been discovered.
This is not the first Bitcoin artist that is placing his QR codes on the murals he paints. Cryptograffiti has also been placing his QR codes in paints he performed close to ATMs belonging to banks such as Chase and HSBC. In general, these artists receive small payments in Bitcoin that allow them to keep working on their pieces.
Although there are several risks of donating funds to the wallet that appears in the mural – it can be hijacked, changed or erased – users can enter his official site and send a donation to the author of the paint.
In the future, there could be different artists doing a similar job and placing their QR codes close to the mural. This would allow them to receive the necessary funding if the murals are good enough.