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Larva Labs had positioned the tip of its NFT treasure hunt on the Meebits pigs using jerseys
Cover art/illustration through CryptoSlate
After practically a year, 3 individuals have lastly split the Larva Labs trick treasure hunt.
Andrew Badr, a Twitter user, called Apely.eth, and an confidential 3rd individual all worked together to decipher the puzzle, exposing personal secrets to a pig Meebits worth 10 ETH. The personal secrets were preserved inside a digital artwork.
Badr narrated the experience on Twitter. According to him, it began when Proof, an artist cumulative, did an NFT drop of 20 artwork by 20 confidential artists. One of the pieces in the drop, the Grail #11, turned out to haveactually been made by Larva Labs.
This is the story of how @larvalabs, the developers Cryptopunks, concealed a trick NFT reward practically a year ago—and how a couple goodfriends and I justrecently resolved the puzzle to claim it.
— Andrew Badr (@andrewbadr) March 14, 2022
Grail #11 was a mathematically created art that quickly endedupbeing the most important in the collection. On March 5, a Proof Discord user called “iceman” saw the uncommon pattern at the leading of Grail #11 and called attention to it.
Badr saw this message and recognized that iceman may be up to something. So he composed a code turning the Ls on the art into binary codes of 0s and 1s.
Meebits pig had the hint
He then utilized American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), which analyzes the binary codes into 128 English characters and got this concealed message, “SECRET IS IN THE PIG NUMBERS, LL.”
After some examinations, he was able to determine that this message referred to the Meebits pig. So, Badr hired his buddies, one of whom was Apely.eth, to assistance with the hunt.
The 3 of them recognized the pigs using jerseys and gathered all the numbers on the jersey. Then they utilized different suggests such as ASCII, mod 2, Caesar Cyphers, and base 32 to translate the jersey numbers.
After days of attempting to see if the jersey numbers mean something, they found if they setup the Meebits based on the jersey number. They ended up with a 64 digit string, which was an Ethereum personal crucial. The personal crucial led to a wallet including Meebit #2858 and 0.025 ETH.
Apely likewise proven Badr’s discovery while likewise hinting that he would be looking forward to finding more puzzles in future NFTs of Larva Labs.
Recently, Larva Labs sold the rights of CryptoPunks and Meebits NFT collection to its competitor in the market, the developers of Bored Ape Yacht Club, Yuga Labs.
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