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Kominers’s Conundrums: The Most Cryptic Piece of Art in Years

Can you help hunt down seven works by a shining star of the newest part of the art world?

Very important pixels. 

Very important pixels. 

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Have you heard about non-fungible tokens? They’re a new way to buy and sell art that exists exclusively in digital form. Last week, someone spent $6.6 million for a Beeple. For that price, you get a piece of video art with a cryptographic tracker that serves as incontrovertible proof that you own the genuine article, not a counterfeit copy. 

The Conundrums Auction House is eager to join the craze, but needs some help hunting down seven works by one of the crypto art world’s shining stars. The art itself is being stored in the open. Where exactly? That’s a bit unclear at the moment. We encrypted the pieces’ addresses for maximum safety, and then like so many crypto-asset owners, we forgot how to unlock them. Can you help figure it out?

The addresses are here: