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Friday, July 11, 2014

@HiddenCash Supplanted by @SFHiddenBitcoin

Posted By on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 7:15 AM

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Now that the wealthy benefactor behind @HiddenCash has moved his social experiment to LA, a new spinoff has launched in San Francisco. And fittingly, it's got a crypto-currency twist.

@SFHiddenBitcoin has started a Bitcoin scavenger hunt in the Bay Area's tech basin, leaving photographed clues on Twitter for users to find paper wallets worth about .0333333 BTC (approximately $20).

Enthusiasts point out that it will be far easier for @SFHiddenBitcoin to monitor his loot than it was for @HiddenCash (who was later unmasked as controversial real estate mogul Jason Buzi.) All Bitcoin transactions are recorded on the blockchain ledger, so there's no need for lucky prize-seekers to photograph their plunder.

As of now, this mysterious benefactor only has 123 followers -- meaning scant competition for prospective treasure hunter. Monday's wallet was already found. Here are today's clues:
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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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