With its 2.1 bitcoin (BTC) puzzle still unsolved, a Phemex co-founder has offered a few clues to help in cracking the code. The crypto derivatives trading platform is one of the new entrants in the market, going live late last year with an operational presence in Singapore.
Clues To The Bitcoin Puzzle
In a letter published on the Phemex website on Thurday (January 23, 2020), Max Wong, co-founder of the crypto derivatives exchange platform offered a few clues for the 2.1 BTC puzzle put out earlier in the week.
The hints provided by Wong are:
The first 21-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e is: 957496696762772407663
The private key you derive from Satoshi’s portrait is a big integer, not Wallet Import Format (WIF)
The filename of the picture is irrelevant
The next step involves converting some words from the portrait, without I/O, into a 27-digit number
Go back to step 4) again if you can’t figure it out.
Wong also provided further clarification for the bitcoin puzzle. The actual wallet address tied to the puzzle contains…