The First Transaction
On January 12th, 2009, the first ever exchange of Bitcoin is made between Bitcoin’s eponymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, and computer scientist Hal Finney. This singular, momentous transaction proves the emerging technology and paves the way for the very concepts of cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Clues Solved 76%
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Clue 12 - Solved
Apocryphal Alice: The Secret Garden
GITM has given us clues in the form of texts and illustrations from Alice through the looking glass, or so it seemed. Upon closer inspection of course the text is nowhere to be found in the original and the illustrations are similar but with hidden secrets.
How it was solved?
Analysis of the illustration reveals that the symbol found in the roses is the same symbol found on the Satoshi cards, and found behind the golden doors on the Anonymous Propagation card.
The bird is the kingfisher found on the Alcyone card.
The symbol and the Kingfisher Halcyon bird are not found in the original illustration.
The text itself tells of a game to bonk people on the nose to find out a true answer, but only if the ones bonked on the nose are playing the game also. Alice is trying to find the golden rabbit. By bonking a pig on the nose, she finds that speaking to the blue king is the only way to get answers.
The community began *bonking* noses in the BTCO telegram chat in an attempt to find answers.
@Mynima makes a breakthrough. He produces a document worthy of entry into the manuscript! His document detailed his suspicions of a connection of the apocryphal Alice text and a painting created by Hieronymous Bosch called “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Of course his suspicion was correct.
Inside the masterpiece we were able to follow the text provided by GITM as a story with a pathway complimented by the masterpiece as an illustration.
Many discoveries were made pertaining to the hunt cards released thus far. Symbols and figures are all to be found within “The Garden of Earthly Delights“. (See images)
The pathway through the painting led us to the kissing pig! Identifying the garden and following the path released the next section of our quest.
“Alcyone remains calm as she holds her Bitcoin. Her feathers are never ruffled by troubled waters. She remains steady.” – GITM code
Unlock: The next clue trail (Clue: 16)
Clue 13 - Solved
Apocryphal Alice: Rabbit in the moon
GITM sends another apocryphal text of the Alice variety. Source
How was it solved
To work this out Barry Maclary and Cryptoad went at it.
“Walk forward until you have inscribed the letter L”
That’s 50 in roman numerals, “That will get you to the point”
So it starts with 50.
“You must look for the rabbit in the moon. You must go to him and bonk him on the nose, and then return here. The trick is always to catch him when he is farthest away from where you are now. Rabbits can be very tricky, you see.”
This means to the moon and back when its furthest away.
Moon apogee is 406512km in 2020,
so double that
813024 = distance to moon and back
= Latitude = 50.813
“Void” said the cat “And after that, Chai. Then, twenty-two ten to the ternary.”
“All you must do is add onto the end the number of layers in the universe.”
If you convert 2210 from base 3 (ternary) to base 10 you get 75
and 7 is the number of layers of the universe
Void = 0.
Chai number =18
2210 base 3 = 75 base 10 (decimal)
7 is the number of layers of the universe
= Longitude = 0.18757
Takes us to the long man of Wilmington.
“And above all, open your eyes to the journey. Do not blind yourself by focusing solely on the destination. You will miss the foliate faces if you never look out of the window.”– GITM code
Unlock: Satoshi 4 Hunt Card Form
Clue 14 - Solved
Origins: Where was Jupiter?
GITM drops a riddle.
“The twins, Violet and Blue have danced their dance since the day they were born. But today, Blue lags behind while Violet plays with the fish.”
“Most of the others have gone to fetch water. All except for Red.”
“On the day our journey began, it was Blue and Green who played with the fish, while Violet went with Brown to fetch water. Grey had wandered away, needing a moment to balance himself.”
“If only I could remember who Orange had gone to visit.” Source
How it was solved
Marc was confirmed as having all of these details correct.
“Okay so I had the idea of looking at Celestial Bodies and what colours they’re represented by.
So each planet is represented by a colour. (See image)
According to my research, Jupiter is represented by the colour Orange. The question then is who did Orange (Jupiter) go to visit.
The references to Fish (Pisces), Water (Aquarius) and Balance (Libra) are where the constellations come in to play. Many of these planets appear to move through the constellations in their orbit.” – Marc
Using Marc’s work as a key we could interpret the text, finding a date and Jupiter’s location.
@Zate01 came to the conclusion rapidly.
Honourable mentions go to @JPPais, @nfratz, @Marcus_Aur3lius, and @VictorVenandi for all their efforts.
Bitcoin’s first transaction, January 12th 2009.
GITM confirms the answer.
Violet (Neptune) and Brown (Mercury) were in Aquarius on the day of Bitcoin’s creation. And so, therefore, was Jupiter (Orange).
“As the world changes and markets fluctuate, remember your goals and your principles.
If you cannot believe your good luck, or if you cannot believe your bad luck, your instincts are correct: do not believe in luck. Believe in yourself.”– GITM code
Unlock: A new countdown. Moment 4.
Clue 15 - Unsolved
WE ARE THE UPRISING
GITM unleashes a new NFT upon the holder of the heliotrope #101 Keycard!
“In the meantime, I recognise @barrymaclary as the first of you to assume this persona.
Collectively, you represent the Uprising. All of you.
This movement transcends Bitcoin Origins. This symbol and this statement represents Bitcoin and the entire crypto movement as we fight for this new decentralised world.
Spread this message to all the communities you interact with, as they are a part of the Uprising too.”
The community start customising the rabbit NFT gifted by GITM. GITM also customizes a rabbit of his own.. The Golden Rabbit.
Where we’re at
WE ARE THE UPRISING
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