Jan 8, 2019 08:30 UTC
Jan 8, 2019 at 10:06 UTC
$1,000 Worth of Bitcoin Hidden in Paris Street Mural Painting
The Yellow Vest protest in Paris has got a Bitcoin connection, a street mural painting with contemporary meaning has a hidden Bitcoin address, worth 0.26 BTC. The said amount would fetch anyone a $1,000 who can solve the puzzle.
The artist, Pascal Boyart who has painted the street mural, claims that he has inserted a puzzle beneath his brush strokes, and anyone able to solve it, would have the access to the Bitcoin address, 1NqPwPp7hEXZ3Atj77Ue11xAEMmXqAXwrQ storing the said amount. No one has claimed of solving the puzzle at the press time.
Although the image of the mural can be viewed online, it’s impossible to solve the puzzle by simply looking at the online photo. Of Course, if you are clever enough, you can get a fair idea, however, in order to solve the puzzle completely, you need to see the painting live.
The image itself is a modern reinterpretation of the famous Eugène Delacroix painting, Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté Guidant le Peuple in French), painted in 1830 during the French Revolution which toppled France’s monarchy.
Can Yellow Vest Revolution Prove To be the Turning Point for Bitcoin?
BTC Wires discussed how Yellow Vest uprising in France and a poorly executed tax by the government has proven to be a turning point for a Bitcoin revolution. The president increased the fuel taxes on the people who were already struggling to meet their ends, fueling one of the worst humanitarian crisis in France.
Some of the right wingers saw this opportunity to spread propaganda like, ‘imagine France with a mere increase in fuel taxes is seeing such an outrage, what would happen if UN proposed Carbon Tax is implemented?’
Well, only if people could start being part of the solution rather than the problem, this crisis would have never occurred. The poorer class is as important as the few rich sitting at the top, and a ‘mere’ increase in taxes would impact their livelihood.
So, how does Bitcoin solve the problem? The problem is not just the increase in taxes, but the monopoly of higher authority to impose any burden they wish. With Bitcoin, the need of banking system would be next to negligible and people can take control of their own money. With enough people realizing the impact & importance of blockchain and Bitcoin, these centralized form of governance would be toppled as there would be no money or taxes to fall back on.
The French Yellow Vest Revolution is not just a few workers protesting against the small rise in the fuel tax. Its a way of telling the government that it’s not ok to be a puppet in the hands of few industrialists and billionaires, just because they funded your campaign and help you get elected.
In an ideal scheme of things, a government is supposed to take care of everyone irrespective of their class, or religion. But, the real world is not ideal, and its high time people need to stand up for their rights and injustice against them, only because they are seen as the weaker class.