Street artist Pboy hides $1000 in BTC inside a mural depicting Paris protests

07 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 07 Jan, 2019
by Joeri Cant
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Street artist Pboy hides $1000 in BTC inside a mural depicting Paris protests

The well known street artist Pascal Boyart AKA Pboy revealed a mural painting on the streets of Paris, highlighting the 'Yellow Vest' protests unfolding throughout France and Europe. The painting contains a puzzle that hides $1000 in Bitcoin.

The artist explains that the mural painting is based on the famous oil painting of Eugène Delacroix realized in 1830 on the occasion of the July revolution.

Boyart said that because of the Yellow Vest protests in late 2018 'it was time to resume the composition of the original and make a contemporary version.'

'A street art treasure hunt in Paris with a bitcoin puzzle' Pboy tweeted. 'For the 10th birthday of the genesis block, I painted this fresco in Paris with a 0.26 BTC ($1000) puzzle in it.'

'In order to solve the puzzle, you must be physically in front of the mural — The bitcoin puzzle now has 0.2845 BTC inside as someone gave more to the bounty'

Apparently, nobody was able to solve the puzzle yet as the address still holds the 0.28 BTC inside.

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The yellow vests movement or yellow jackets movement is a populist, grassroots political movement for economic justice that began in France in 2018. They have been rallying against extremely high tax rates, rising living costs, and high fuel prices. The anger is aimed at the bureaucrats, central banking system and the French government, which many see as the main cause of the economic pains its citizens are experiencing.

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It is not the first time that Boyart celebrates cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. To mark the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s Whitepaper, he hosted an art exhibit in France, where one of the highlights was a treasure hunt, where articipants could hunt down Bitcoins which were hidden within some of the artworks. 

The French artist received a lot of praise from his followers and supporters.

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