Well, it should come as no surprise that a Bitcoin puzzle is unsolved since 2015 and enthusiasts take a crack at solving the puzzle till date in the hope to cash out the hefty prize money.
The Bitcoin puzzle that came out as a joke in 2005, yes, the one that offered cracking open a couple of loosely interconnected accounts, via their addresses, had about thirty-two (32) Bitcoin to spare for anyone willing enough time and commitment to the cause. The Bitcoins were to grow with the time stream as it kept flowing.
How did it all begin?
All the wallets containing the cryptocurrency have similar addresses. This is the hint to get people working on it. Otherwise, this wild goose chase wouldn’t have attracted much attention.
With a hint to work with and the SHA-256 encryption knowledge by their side, a developer should be ready to take a crack at it. Right? Wrong. Its takes long for our current computers to crack a single strand of an SHA-256 encrypted address, about 0.65 Billion years. Read More at Cryptopolitan...