French Wall Mural Used as the Hidden Home of $1,000 In Bitcoin, Confirmed by Artist

Bitcoin’s ability to break into mainstream has found some unusual and interesting applications, dating back to even the first purchase of pizza with Bitcoin. However, in France, a graffiti artist has decided to use Bitcoin as a hidden treasure in his latest project.

The artist, Pascal Boyart, confirmed the presence of $1000 worth of Bitcoin hidden in his work with a blog post on January 6th, 2019.

Last year, Boyart had chosen to put a Bitcoin wallet QR code in one of his pieces as a way to earn additional income. However, he has taken this approach as a way to celebrate the genesis block of Bitcoin, which happened a decade ago on January 3rd. The hidden Bitcoin can presently be found in his wall mural titled, “La liberté guidant le peuple 2019,” which is based on Eugene Delacroix painting that represented the French revolution.

Still, much of the rest of the details on the painting are a secret. For instance, the location of the mural is not outwardly known. Instead, Boyart has left clues to allow the public to find it on their own. On Twitter, the artist wrote,

“#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.”

The promotion of cryptocurrency in the art world is not new and is not original to Boyart. In multiple reports, including from CoinTelegraph, the Lightning Network was the host of a Bitcoin sale involving the “world’s least expensive artwork.”

The anniversary that Pascal Boyart has made the effort to celebrate has urged others to make gestures in the same effort. One of those efforts was the Proof of Keys event by Trace Mayer, who unveiled the event in December. Mayer urged the public to take control of their private keys by withdrawing their funds from third party wallets.

According to reports from TheNextWeb, “You can track the status of the bounty through the Bitcoin address found here. At pixel time, nobody has claimed the prize, can you?”

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