One Meebits NFT sat idle for 10 months. It was waiting for the best codebreakers on the blockchain to figure out how to break its code. A trail of binary breadcrumbs led to it being freed from a digital prison.
The epic story began with the “grails drop,” which was made up of 20 one-of-a-kind works of art by 20 unknown artists. During the grand unveiling of Larva Labs’ AutoGlyphs collection, collectors found out that item #11 was a prototype of the collection. User “Iceman” then pointed out a strange collection of symbols above the artwork in an open Discord conversation, so we all looked at it together.
Following this clue, Andrew Badr, a cryptologist, started to work. He quickly realized that the symbols were binary code. As soon as you understand what “SECRET IS IN THE PIG NUMBERS-LL” means, a mysterious phrase shows up. At that point, he knew he was on to something.
Andrew asked a group of friends to help him break the next code because he thought he wasn’t the only one on the treasure hunt. This is how it works: Meebits pig avatars were a good bet when the hog was used. A search for any significance in the edition numbers, on the other hand, turned up nothing.
After this setback, the researchers quickly found another group of interesting numbers in the dataset. They did this right away. They found 64 jerseys with the information they were looking for when they wore 64 swine avatars. They were able to open an Ethereum wallet that had Meebit #2858 and 0.025 in ETH, which they used to pay for gas costs, by decoding these digits.