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French Artist Gets Huge Bitcoin Tip from Secret Admirer After Hiding $1,000 Worth of BTC in His Yellow Vest Mural

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    Pascal Boyart was surprised to discover a $4,000 tip in his Bitcoin wallet, but this is just the beginning of the new age of street art. With the help of QR codes, artists can easily collect donations for their paintings in the form of cryptocurrencies  


French Artist Gets Huge Bitcoin Tip from Secret Admirer After Hiding $1,000 Worth of BTC in His Yellow Vest Mural
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French street artist Pascal Boyart has recently received a $4,000 tip from his anonymous admirer, Breaker reports. Boyart was allegedly rewarded for his now-famous mural ‘Liberté Guidant le Peuple’ that captivates the spirit of the yellow vest movement while simultaneously representing a sophisticated cryptocurrency puzzle.

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$1,000 up for grabs

The mural, which represents a modern-day version of the Eugène Delacroix painting that bears the same title, focuses on the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vest) protesters that still occupy the streets of Paris. However, the most interesting fact about the mural, which was devoted to celebrating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, was a cryptic riddle that could bring anyone up to $1,000 worth of BTC. The prize was provided by British crypto enthusiast Alistair Milne.   

In order to alleviate the task, Boyart posted a high-resolution picture of his artwork. However, it was impossible to crack the code (the wallet’s seed phrase) without discovering the secret location of the mural. About a week after the challenge went viral, somebody has collected all pieces of the puzzle and came up with the correct recovery phrase that contains 12 words.

$1,000 up for grabs


$1,000 up for grabs

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An unexpected Bitcoin tip

This artistic initiative turned out to be lucrative not only for the person who won the prize. Boyart has recently received $4,000 worth of BTC from an unnamed fan for his crypto marble. As expected, he was baffled by such a hefty tip that dwarfed all previous contributions sent.

Prior to that, he collected about $1,400 worth of crypto with the help of QR donations. In order to prevent scammers from placing their own wallet addresses on his painting, Boyart also posts a link to his website under the code.

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Bitcoin's April 2 Breakout Was Reportedly Orchestrated by One Trader


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It’s been over two weeks since Bitcoin’s astronomical surge on Apr. 2, but new theories about what might have caused this bullish uptick continue to pop up. According to crypto-oriented analytical firm CoinMetrics, that epic surge was causes by a single trader.

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Mammoth-size trades

CoinMetrics claims that ‘a single committed trader’ concocted a plan to push the BTC price, and he successfully managed to do that by picking the time of the day when the global liquidity is at its lowest level.


(Source: CoinMetrics.io)

(Source: CoinMetrics.io)  

The report also suggests that the trader started to execute his plan on HitBTC (500,000 USDT were traded for Bitcoin prior to the price movement). After that, large trades were observed on Coinbase and Bitfinex.      

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Focusing on the future

Meanwhile, as reported by U.Today, another theory states that the rapid price surge was triggered by the expiration of the CME futures contracts and heavy spot and over-the-counter buying. One expert went as far as claiming that a simple April joke about the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) could do the trick.

While no one is quite sure about what could have triggered the short-living rally, there is even a bigger disconnect when it comes to Bitcoin price predictions. While some share their bullish predictions for 2019, another report states that it could take 22 years for Bitcoin in order to match its current ATH of $20,000.

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