Cryptocurrency and blockchain project NANO have made a bit of a storm in the English capital this week, after announcing a new community based treasure hunt that could give smart members of the community access to some NANO based riches. It’s a bit of a PR stunt, and an expensive one at that, but if you’re good at riddles and know you’re way round London, this might interest you somewhat.
To celebrate a listing on the London Block Exchange and the world’s first NANO/GBP pairing, both LBX and Nano have launched #RealCryptoHunt.
LBX and @NANO are delighted to offer the world’s first NANO/GBP pair!
— LBX | The London Block Exchange (@LBXSocial) August 7, 2018
According to the official LBX announcement:
“London Block Exchange will release a series of FIVE cryptic riddles across various media channels over the next few weeks. The clues will hint at a special location in London and to win you’ll need to solve them and work out the winning password – which is written at the secret location. Clues have been deliberately constructed to have hidden/double meanings and every riddle has been carefully designed to become progressively easier to solve… so read them very carefully!”
As it stands, we now have access to two of the five riddles, though we expect by the time this is uploaded there will be more, therefore, keep an eye on the LBX Twitter page @LBXSocial, and the LBX blog – https://lbx.com/blog/.
Enter the dragon, ten corners his lair
where 18th century stories are told
of traders and drinking,
of silver, of gold,
the riches in Nano are what you’ll find there.
Head East from the beast that bears different form
to the nine of its siblings in circular track.
This journey will take you from cold towards warm,
an indelible scripture,
a linguistic picture;
Go 17 forward and then look 4 back.
If you think you’ve cracked it, here’s what you need to do (good luck cracking it without all 5 riddles though).
- “Write down the password onto a piece of paper.”
- “Below the password write the phrase NANO/GBP only at LBX.com.”
- “Take a selfie with the paper.”
- “Tweet the photo to @LBXSocial using the hashtag #RealCryptoHunt.”
Note, there is only one Ledger Nano loaded with the £5,000.00 prize available.
Our take on the riddles
We want to give you a helping hand, though we are probably way off the mark. Riddle One seems to refer to St George (something to do with the dragon), 10 corners and some sort of a market square. I would assume based on the corners reference, that this square is more like a decagon?
The second one? We literally have no idea.