Street artist Pascal Boyart, also known as PBOY, did a new job there, as revealed through social networks, it is a hidden tax of 0.28 BTC, equivalent to about $ 1000, with current market prices.
The work is in Paris, France, and was made a tribute to the creation of the Bitcoin Genesis Block. Boyart's mural refers to the well-known work of Eugene Delacroix, "La Libertad Guiando al Pueblo", but with a number of new characters accompanying Libertad.
In this case, there are "yellow bags" that became relevant due to protests against President Emmanuel Macron lived in the light city between November and December 2018.
"This fresco hides a riddle that allows anyone who finds the solution to stay with $ 1,000 in BTC (0.28 BTC) (…) It's like the first street art treasure hunt, and it's up to you to find the wall and solution to this puzzle, "Boyart explained on his website.
Although the original price was 0.26 BTC, when we confirmed the address of the bag, we noticed that it has 0.28 BTC, which according to he explained Boy, that's because someone decided to add some satoshies to the hidden prize.
The work was funded by Alistair Milne, bitcoiner and ecosystem entrepreneur. CriptoNoticias spoke to Boyart, both after the work was unveiled and during the creation process, to get first-hand details about the purpose of the mural, the secret challenge and the collaboration with Milne.
Alistair was one of the first to make donations with BTC in May 2018, using QR of my street art ($ 400), and we started communicating about this BTC treasure hunting project. I had the project to make a long-term BTC puzzle on my street and I didn't have enough money for it. Then he sponsored this mural with $ 1000 (0.26 BTC) [con los precios actuales del mercado])
Boyart, who has created other similar murals, combines classic artwork with protest messages like this, said he combined the Delacroix freedom with the yellow creatures for the similarity between both revolutionary numbers, for change. "I choose this figure because it is a powerful image, and the events in France with the yellow creatures are similar to the beginning of the last revolutions."
The Frenchman uses this type of murals to show cases of use of the crypto activites, directly related to art, with the creation of a hidden headgear in the workplace and own donation system that implements PBOY, with its own QRs of Bitcoins bags graffitied next to their frescoes.
"Internet allowed exchange of information between peers, cryptocurrencies allow exchange of value between peers. Banks and centralized financial monopolies will blink, even in modern institutional and financial art," Boyart explained about the idea of cryptographic curves when CriptoNoticias interviewed him in 2018.
In October, an anonymous bitcomer presented a cryptogram whose image hid the private keys of 310 BTC, as a reward for the one who managed to solve the challenge. Congratulations were resolved in just 8 days. Ethers have also been hidden in works of art. There are also sites like Pinneaple Arcade that spread knowledge of crypto curves through games, with cryptoactive incentives.
Featured picture of Pascal Boyart / Twitter