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DEF CON 30: Hac-Man

I)ruid has been bringing challenges and puzzles to DEF CON himself for over two decades, and under the Rogue Signal brand for nearly half of that time. This year, for DEF CON 30, we significantly upped our game by building and branding a custom Scramble! game interface that we’ve dubbed Hac-Man.

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Bitcoin 2021 Conference Puzzle

After ariving late in the evening the day before the Bitcoin 2021 conference, I was unable to sleep, so I decided to create and host a puzzle for the conference with a Bitcoin prize.  I utilized my Twitter account to announce and post clues to the puzzle.

This is a walk-through of the puzzle and its solution.  Spoilers below!!!