# Prepare - Uncover - Outwit - Find - WIN!

Welcome to the Steemit Crypto Challenge. You may know this series of puzzles, or not. Let me give you a quick introduction. You are looking to find a solution. Anything can be a hint. You will start with two hints given and need to seek the right path. You think you are good with riddles? Are you a big master of puzzles? Find the answer. Sometimes the hints are hidden, not visible to the eye. But they are here.

### Can you follow your intuition and stay on the right track? The first to reveal a hint will win a prize. The first to attain understanding with the right answer will receive their bigger reward.

**???**

```
EnCt228255f7ecac734a4aa6e455ae7992d7480fda17428255f7ecac734a4aa6e455aBQBTBmG3IQE
o3wrCcFkchovKNHvJDDbN6IO+ux8iwSwblQ5riGLV1R9jBRg8lzAKvPq3CooNFVA8p2nfMfrD+KN/G8U
Wa5qe5SHCdOyf+ruXtjy/+iIY1Axnb5+kRB7TBc6yS/Fx6NunWaArmru8HdM//lA+R+OCf+VoHfobRwO
A86wOMiJAVqHxIN9zkSwKTW8WqWvettnEAJTQLT2gNbaGSW/KRQ5kRnwTZ4JSiFw=IwEmS
```

Decrypt it at https://encipher.it

# Rules, Terms and Conditions

You will need to employ all of your skills to solve this crypto-puzzle. This isn't for the weak-hearted.

Don't limit your creativity, look forward and **look closer**!

Take advantage of:

**image**recording manipulation

### You will receive hints from time to time

Stay frosty and don't get lost

Don't be **limited** to the list above, get creative! Think you got in the bag? How hard could it be? Surely, your Code Solvers and Image Manipulation Translators are up to date, piece of cake! All submissions are due by July, 27th@ 6pm (UTC ?+20) The First Prize reward is **50 Steem**. Additional: **10 Steem** per **new** hint uncovered. (This challenge is not impossible, I even made it quite simple this time). Special thanks goes to @blocktrades who sponsors this challenge. Share this challenge on other platforms to get support.

*Happy hunting,* *Tim Said*

kevingau (36)· 2 years agoI think those symbols in the main image is Runes.

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoI noticed that, too. ᛓ, ᚹ or ᚦ, ᚨ, ᚱ

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoYou never diaaapoint me

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoWow, how did you type the runes characters?

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoI typed as unicode entities (& # x 1 6 D 3 ; without the spaces becomes ᛓ)

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoI see. Thanks for sharing the info.

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoDon't know if I'm on the right track, but the runic characters ᛓ, ᚨ, P (with vertical line sticking out) , ᚱ seem to translate to "f""a""th""r" in English.

http://www.ancientscripts.com/futhark.html

But what does the 3 and ? refer to?

BTW, this is another good website on runes. http://lindaursin.net/library/welcome/runes/cipher-runes/

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoOn the #steemitcryptochallenge chat, Tim said (ha! pun not intended) that the runes stand for numbers. I was trying to use them as letters, too.

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoThanks for the tips, jfollas. So maybe the "3" is a hint that the runes stand for numbers? On this rune website, the rune symbols are paired with numbers. ᛓ = 1,ᚨ=4, ᚹ=3, ᚱ=5. If we look at the placement of the symbols, ᛓ+ᚹ=ᚨ (1+3=4), and if symmetry holds, then "?"=ᚱ=5?

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoNot bad

luup (52)· 2 years agotattoos:

iamfranklinn (46)· 2 years agoTalk about a blockbuster movie.

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoSeems pretty hard to me. Are you Fib'ing us?

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoI see what you did there

hotsauceislethal (61)· 2 years agoAhh the answer is.... BITCOIN!

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoThat's what I was thinking. He said it's easy, maybe so simple we are over-thinking it. Last challenge I got further along to unlocking the encrypted message faster. Even with all the collective clues/guessing from evryone, I still can't piece it together.

cryptohazard (63)· 2 years agojust when I was about to go to sleep.

steemfluencer (53)· 2 years agoDon't loose your focus: go an sleep. You could continue in the morning when your brain will be working in a

much moreefficient mode.cryptohazard (63)· 2 years agothe sleep didn't bring any magical solution unfortunately.

Vote for witness @cryptohazard

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoForget about the sleep and take the reward!

cryptohazard (63)· 2 years agounfortunately the sleep won. Are planning to do another on the beginning of August? I will have time for once to tackle your challenge.

Vote for witness @cryptohazard

arcange (71)· 2 years agoCongratulations @timsaid!

Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoAlright , we have what looks like a chart of all cryptocurrencies the last month LOL let's see where this takes us.

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoWell that's an idea EDIT: hahaha I just got it know. LOL

elvya (41)· 2 years agoAnd here I am, still struggling with solving a simple math problem while people are doing this stuff. :p

cryptokas (45)· 2 years ago:-)

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agohmm, well if we layer the line chart over the fossil record we get

Mammothsand some kind ofPlesiosaurs:-Dtimsaid (74)· 2 years agoRofl

misrori (62)· 2 years ago## Steem is rising! Be happy!

Is it the correct solution?

makshay5 (55)· 2 years agoMan! This is hard.

varol (31)· 2 years agoThey look like Orkun or a similar old Turkish alphabet letters.

varol (31)· 2 years agoAlso MD5 gives Uran

varol (31)· 2 years agoAnd we need a password to decrypt that enciphered text. Password is not Uran by the way.

cryptokas (45)· 2 years agoif you decrypt the md5 hash you get: Uran

attajuttjj (36)· 2 years agoLoveit

toedent (25)· 2 years agoIt looks to me like foresight forecasting technique to actively explore, shape, and manage the future. Simply by understanding key drivers of change possible projections into the future and implications of specific projects. By implementing creativity, expertise, interaction and evidence like think tanks do or what input given revealed the output . Innovation is usually the output with different possibilities since change is constant those unpredictable interactions change the answer. Knowing the what it's up against will influence the outcome ,many possibilities , like the tetryonics or the completion of phisics with the Higgs boson addition of vacuum energies to einsteins theory of everything. Or maybe space time .

The first hint is it the answer" time" ?

Just guessing really

akraees (35)· 2 years agoits Confusing :-/ please answer it :-D

road2wisdom (63)· 2 years agoLooking at the F P F 3 R in the main photo, this one is hard. hmm

cryptokas (45)· 2 years agoyes it could be a reference to Injective Quotient Rings...

road2wisdom (63)· 2 years agoOr the MD5 128-bit hash value? or the size of standard paper! kidding this one is hard

bagsk (40)· 2 years agoWhat about this:

first images - 1680-1186

second - 1680-1257

height differs by 71 pixels.

It's not spontaneous

dinar (47)· 2 years agoТеперь хотя бы что то понятно. Большое спасибо 😊!

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agouh-huh ;-/

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoOh I forgot to take the last part of the sentence out! Just kidding :) Once you got it you will see it's not that hard

chirenag (17)· 2 years agoyesssssssssssssssssssssssss

wanispwnz (38)· 2 years agoI just spent 5 hours trying, but can't figure it out lol.

I'm curious what will it be :D

needhunt (39)· 2 years agovery nice info its worth reading

couch-potato (48)· 2 years agoI think the two highlighted currencies are BTC and ETC.

anomiej (42)· 2 years ago## Usually:

## this time:

Decrypting this hash gives the string '

Uran'cryptokas (45)· 2 years agoYippy I was waiting for this one! this will be a lot of fun. :-)

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoGood luck and don't drive crazy

d-man (35)· 2 years agoThe 1st answer is 1 (one) (to substitute the question mark) ...!

Solution.jpg

starke (57)· 2 years agoIts a map of Bitcoin forks into new coins. First ? is Bitcoin and the bottom one is harder to tell since I am not sure where this map came from but my best guess would be Dogecoin since it looks like a split from TBX -> Litecoin ->Junkcoin-> Doge coin

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoIf that's true I'm screwed, I don't know the history of who forked who on the bitcoin blockchain. :-D

liberty.news (43)· 2 years agoiamfranklinn (46)· 2 years agoHilarious! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

thewritelife (43)· 2 years ago"this isn't for the weak-hearted", you got that right. I'm out lol. Good luck though to everyone who does this challenge! ! !

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoHi and welcome to the last task for this crypto challenge.

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoUranium 232 with a 68.9 year half life?

jfollas (57)· last yearOr, could be Thorium (or something to do with Thorium) since the FibTree's filename was "peace.jpg".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power

paulanthony (45)· last yeari noticed the file name too and then read this about the peace symbol

Image result for peace symbol

en.wikipedia.org

The peace sign was really designed in 1958 by British artist Gerald Holtom for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), which was having its first major march in England. Holtom explained that the symbol superimposed the semaphore letters “N” and “D” over each other.

deserttree (56)· 2 years agoGood job. It was fun

rahulsingh01 (30)· 2 years agoi will try to solve this upvote me for courage

thethreehugs (59)· 2 years agoIs it gonna hit rock bottom??? Or rise to the surface???

natasmr (52)· 2 years agoIs it Laplace–Fourier Transform of the Stretched Exponential Function?

cleemit (51)· 2 years agohttps://steemit.com/steemit/@cleemit/daily-horoscope-by-cleef-man

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoHi timsaid, wow, this looks really interesting and fun! I'm new to the Crypto Challenge and I don't know much about cryptography, but I do like riddles and would like to give this a try!

So, if someone thinks he found a clue, is he supposed to post to the comments section of this post? Are are we supposed to try to figure out what the two ?'s in the picture refer to and try to decrypt the coded message?

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoBasically when you follow all the hints and can solve them you will write a comment with the final solution

sizzlingmonkeys (47)· 2 years agoGot it!

jayed (34)· 2 years agounfortunately second hint is encrypted but no password is matching when I'm trying to decrypt it. MD5 hash decryption result is Uran. Uran is part of Navi Mumbai city of Maharashtra state in Konkan division. It lies in the Raigad district, east of Mumbai across the Dharamtar Creek. Uran is primarily a fishing & agriculture village, which has developed into the special economic zone of Uran. The primary language spoken is Agri& KOLI which is a dialect of Marathi. I think I'll be able to get more if the decryption works for the second hint. Thanks

pilcrow (55)· 2 years agoUran could also mean Rigoberto Uran, a cyclist in the Tour de France.

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoCould also be German for Uranium.

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoThis is the longest I have see a challenge go without a leap past at least the first hint. I still have no idea on the line graph image or how any of it relates.

freecreative (51)· 2 years agoyeahh @timsaid

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoI will say yeah when it's solved!

steemfluencer (53)· 2 years agoOh, boy... I'm installing encipher.it :O

Just curious: what's your educational background @timsaid?

I'm really impressed by the complexity of your challenges. I wouldn't even start researching. I think I may need days to get something close to the real answer.

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoI think it's genetics, I swear his real parents are people like Elizabeth Blackburn and Stephen Hawking.

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoLOL! Not even close

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agoMarge and Homer Simpson?

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoBiochemistry and computer science. Good luck!

steemfluencer (53)· 2 years agopadmakshi (52)· 2 years agotry to solve this ?????????

d-man (35)· 2 years agoMaybe ... @urankastrati

natasmr (52)· 2 years agoOn foto the beginning of the formula fpf3r

steempowerpics (69)· 2 years agothe main image is definitely a clue because the source stock image has no symbols in it

just need to figure out how uran fits into it and that other line chart thing

silvia (69)· 2 years agoNice post thank you for sharing

gunawanramli (53)· 2 years agoWow

Thanks for challenge

I want it.

pizzachain (58)· 2 years agoThis one is really hard.. I thought I had the answer to the second hint but I didn't :(

damien138 (47)· 2 years agoThe First hint does it have something to do with evolution ?

ehiboss (68)· 2 years agoIndeed a happy hunting...

turpsy (62)· 2 years agoresteeming this. May the best, win.

joeyarnoldvn (55)· 2 years agotoo complex for me

d-man (35)· 2 years agoWhat do you think about that?

Uran (named Astro Girl) was first introduced in the 1960s series. She was presented as a birthday present to Astro, who rejoiced claiming he had always wanted a sister. She proves to be a handful, teaching Astro what it actually means to be an older brother.aa9 (47)· 2 years agoI like

aaravm (8)· 2 years agoPlease help get 1000 followers https://steemit.com/@aaravm and upvote my first post

emotionaltrader (44)· 2 years agoIf you guys want to play the sesame street version of this, check out my cryptionary posts on my blog.

buzzbeergeek (72)· 2 years agoGood luck everyone!

I'll try my luck at #mypictureday challenge instead, also held by @timsaid

timsaid (74)· 2 years agoHaha :D

fercho (39)· 2 years agoHow is this? Someone explain to me

ebohio2008 (55)· 2 years agoIt depicts the rising and falling of cryptocurrencies Wich resulted to activities of buying and selling. The codes are the addresses of buyers and sellers.

gunsmasterrock (46)· 2 years agothe price to steem up in the last days

boysano (25)· 2 years agonaru

picokernel (63)· 2 years agoAt first I thought the md5 was a file's hash, like a document or something. Just now I tried to use

`Uran`

to decipher the ciphertext. Can't find any links. No clue about the image either.timsaid (74)· 2 years agoDid you check the chat? They found out the image contains runes

bozor2 (26)· 2 years agothanks to share it..

it's very hard.

joeyarnoldvn (55)· 2 years agogood

deserttree (56)· 2 years agoMan this is hard lol. I will keep trying

jack123 (37)· 2 years agoThis is awesome post,thank you for posting,your posts are very interesting. Thank’s.

kayaman (43)· 2 years agoPEACE

popet (43)· 2 years agoI was practically lost at first sight..hope I can figure this out.

ravivshachar (48)· 2 years agoThis is a really nice post I really like these bears please go on and on and on so we can have more beautiful bears like this so really thank you for the post and have a maze day and a good week

degeek (38)· 2 years agoUpvoted and resteemed

jfollas (57)· 2 years agoEnCt21576128780e16acfe029630299a82625cd42427b1576128780e16acfe0296302YkA/7UtBbAP3LBwfdVm7z66U4JAop5ydPUFfDCQ8LIT1EZAmBM4=IwEmS

cryptokas (45)· 2 years agoEnCt2ce8ce2ad7506d25b2d5da11c053bc8d71c581ebbce8ce2ad7506d25b2d5da11cOR4WIBpcSgE

GzpXWdVkjMR4dXP3TzuNZ8v0JYw==IwEmS

paulanthony (45)· last yearim giving up on this one. my research keeps taking me to Norse/ancient gods. Thor, Uranus, Eos. probably way off im looking forward to the next challenge

beulahlandeu (53)· 2 years agoawesome info. upvote me too

cleemit (51)· 2 years ago