The Genesis Block
The Genesis Block - also known as Block 0 - was the first Bitcoin block ever mined by its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Its creation is regarded as a pivotal moment in the foundation of the blockchain, since it was the fundamental prototype from which all subsequent blocks were modeled.
Clues Solved 90%
Follow The Clues
Clue 7 - Solved
Some very vague clues come from GITM to the effect of it’s in the cards, this prompts us to begin the search once again.
How was it solved?
It was as GITM said… In the cards. In Digital Gold rarity of the “Proliferation” we found what appeared to be one part of the coordinates. Latitude. In the M2 Legendary Card we find pi π on the briefcase. Longitude. The coordinates:
This led us to Lagos Nigeria. After some incredible hunting by Victor we managed to locate the number that has been found on 2 other cards. Those cards being the “gHost_inThe_Wir3” card and the Digital Gold rarity of the “Inception” card. That number being 008027745108. The number found in Lagos Nigeria is missing the first 0 however. This doesn’t seem to matter, as confirmation comes swiftly from GITM.
This clue trail appears complete. The number remains mysterious.
“You are close. But you sometimes forget to slow down, to smell the roses, to take a walk. To look around you. Try again. Pay attention. The Answer is hiding in plain sight.” – GITM code
Unlock: Satoshi 3 Hunt Card.
Clue 8 - Solved
The Hunter and the Hunted
GITM drops a riddle.
Imagine a canvas. Upon this canvas, a hunter and his dogs search for a rabbit. But even though the rabbit lies at his feet, the hunter does not see it. On his shoulder, the hunter keeps his Alpha. (a = 642.5) What is the sum of his two dogs’ Alphas added to the rabbit’s Beta?
How was it solved?
Raghav Verma comes in with the final solve!
Hunter = Orion
160.5+8.611+11.46 = 180.571
“You are all beginning to see things in a more enlightened way. You do not simply need to look at numbers. Sometimes, there is esoterica contained in the way we must find answers.” – GITM code
Unlock: The release of the Keycards
Clue 9 - Solved
The Pyramid Code
How was it solved?
Victor absolutely nails this one by attributing the numbers on the pyramid to the periodic table creating a message. (see image)
PErCePtION CReAtEs VAlUAtION AcCePt CrYPtO
“It is all there. Right in front of your eyes. Hiding in plain sight.” – GITM code
Unlock: Moment 3
Clue 10 - Solved
A lesson in Value: Soontoshi
During the last moment, I allowed the market to be flooded with one free NFT by intent. This was intended as a demonstration. The lesson, I hope, has been learned. In future, all free NFT’s in the series will again be limited. I will instruct the production team to limit the release of key cards from four days to two. Value your benefactors. Appreciate your opportunities. Cherish the value you have collectively built. Continue to work together. Perception equals value. Delusion equals bankruptcy.
How was it solved?
Raghav Verma Suggests we burn the Satoshi 3’s. As has been a community trait from a previous Satoshi release.
GITM approves by acknowledging the comment. No reward is promised. There was a decision to be made. Burn your Satoshi 3 asset and appease GITM? Or hold your asset. There is no wrong answer, just a decision. The community members that took it upon themselves to burn their Satoshi 3 assets were giving sacrifice, with knowledge that this would only serve to reduce the supply and increase the value of the remaining assets even for those who had abused the system. Though this may seem paradoxical, it was done out of respect, understanding and with gratitude to the Bitcoin Origins team and GITM.
Are you seeing the effects of greed? Of fear based decisions? Simply consider the trajectory of BTC and much of this may seem familiar. – GITM code
Unlock: Satoshi 3 Rabbit in the Moon
Clue 11 - Unsolved
Genesis Block Lock: Moment 3 Unlock
6 Keycards were released and sold to the community at 125 wax each. These keys came with mysterious words, letters and numbers from GITM in the form of a clue. (see image)
Where we’re at
It was recognised quickly that these words and numbers were of the genesis block of Bitcoin.
“The seed has been sown.” is in the description of the “Propagation” card which pointed to it being the card that needed to be used. The “Propagation” card also contained the words letters and numbers from the clue as it depicts parts of the genesis block. (see image)
Certain letters were highlighted in bold in the clue. By running the ends of the lines on each keycard named over the corresponding letters/numbers referenced in the clue onto the “Propagation” card, each key would circle an answer…
FA b8 G7 i3 were the bold characters of the clue. With the keys super imposed, we circled the characters in the “Propagation” card (see image). F C8 61 6C
The above code is where our quest ended.
GITM used the code F C8 61 6C to derive a mint number of a holder of the keycard Aquila. That holder won an extremely rare card named “Alcyone“.
Later clues revealed the use of more of the keycards.
Have we used them all? Will they all be used? Can more still be used today? Read on..
“Remember: a simple demonstration of one of the keys’ functions. They will be used in the main puzzle. They will be used in the solution of minor puzzles. They may have specific meaning. You will see.”– GITM code
Unlock: Moment 3 countdown.
The First Transaction
About Bitcoin Origins
Bitcoin Origins is a highly scarce series of digital collectible cards immortalizing the most significant moments in Bitcoin’s history. It was created to help educate the world about Bitcoin in a fun and engaging way that allows fans to collect a treasured piece of BTC history. This is a three-part series broken up into 15 distinct “Moments."
We’ve partnered with some of the best artists in the world to help recreate these incredible moments. These cards are very limited, so stay tuned for exclusive updates and announcements around our upcoming release.
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