Dungeons and Data Puzzle Series I: Round 5— Solved
Covalent launched its first ‘Dungeons and Data’, a crypto-data competition with over $25,000 rewards for all the competitions last October 2020. One of the competitions is a 7-round puzzle series which is aimed for the Puzzle Paladins to solve!
Summary of the rewards:
- First person to solve — 300 XP = 300 USDT
- 10 lucky solvers will be randomly selected from all Puzzle Paladins who submitted correct solution — 50 XP each = 50 USDT
Read more about the DND and XP/rewards system for the competition here: https://www.covalenthq.com/blog/dandd-launch-post/
Summary of Puzzle Paladin Round V
Duration: November 3, 2020 12:00pm-3:00pm UTC (3 hours)
Final answer: constituents / adumbrate@Minimooger- first solver10 randomly selected solvers:@Crypt0mata
@OleZbPuzzle Paladin prelim question best answers:
Puzzle Paladin Round V involves two steps. First step is for the Puzzle Paladins to answer the following question given by the Dungeon_Master:
- Which project would you like to see among Covalent ecosystem partners and why?
50 XP/USDT was rewarded to @Internal123456 for giving the best answer to the question.
Second step involves answering series of mini-puzzles in Covalent_Official_Bot. Puzzle Paladins first need to interact with the bot using the command
/quiz to receive the sequence of puzzles.
The first step for this round has two sets of questions.
We have to go to Covalent website and look for the early backers section.
Of all the early backers, CoinGecko is the only crypto analytics company so we’ll submit coingecko on the bot.
For Set B, the only early backer which sounds like something out of a festival is Woodstock. Googling confirms it.
Nice! Let’s submit coingecko and woodstock on its corresponding set.
Again for the next step, the Puzzle Paladins were given different sets to answer.
Set A — Pizza
I can’t remember what the partner name is but the answer is 917227900634.
Set B — Ramen
We can search
builds the first cross-chain DeFi OS on Google which leads us to REEF FINANCE, a partner of Covalent.
We then investigate the CEO, Denko Mancheski and his alma mater being the University of Ljubljana. With this information, we can go to Google Maps and look for a ramen join just across(south) of the the University.
We will get
Then, we submit to the bot the ramen house’s phone number(w/o space and +) — 38631555404.
Set C — Chicken
Using the hint given to identify the Covalent partner, we will know that it is CRYPTOSHEETS, a live price crypto add in in Excel as well as Google Sheets.
Then we search for their CTO and his alma mater — John Young CTO and Towson University.
Again through Google Maps, we will find that just directly north-east of the Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center is a fast-food resto called Chick-fil-A. We will know this is what we’re looking for just by its name.
Submit their phone number to the bot — 14107045403.
The final step for this round involves two sets again.
The method is the same for both. Just append
tartarus on the dnd.covalent.com/ to get the hidden pages.
Chronos and Tartarus page can’t be accessed as of now so I’ll just narrate what info I got.
Both the Chronos and Tartarus pages had a picture of Blaise de Vigenère who is the creator of the Vigenère cipher. One can also just point the mouse to the picture and see that the name of the jpg files are Vigenère.jpg.
Next, we get the ciphertexts shown from the picture
tdlfbiulx . And using chronos and tartarus as keys correspondingly, we will have constituents and adumbrate!
This ends Round 5 of this Puzzle Paladin Series.
A big thanks to Covalent and Dungeon Master for making these puzzles! Round 5 was considered one of the most engaging round for DND I Puzzle Series. This was also the time when Covalent introduced to the community its partners and early backers which is actually very clever and interesting to know.
Also, congrats to all the solvers!
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