A treasure hunt for $1 million worth of bitcoin is officially underway.
In a cryptic, rambling message broadcasted to the Blockstream Satellite on April 13, 2019, an anonymous user challenged the rest of the Bitcoin community to a million dollar hunt for what they called “Satoshi’s Treasure,” a contest which will “test the resolve, courage, intelligence, and savvy [sic] of would-be hunters,” the game master claimed. At the current exchange rate, the contest’s award is roughly 198 BTC.
“This message should reach you at the middle of the fourth month of your calendar year, in the year 2019,” the message read. “If you are reading this, something has led you to search for things which bring excitement to an otherwise predictable world.”
According to the message, the anonymous broadcaster plans to provide clues to the reward on the website satoshistreasure.xyz but pointed to three initial keys to the reward that will be revealed in the coming days.