Can you find the coin? Interview with “Rich In the Six”




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There’s treasure in those hills… or buildings… or???

In case you haven’t heard yet, right now in Toronto there is a contest going on called “Rich in the Six“. This is not your average contest however. Somewhere in Toronto there is a coin hidden with clues that lead to it’s location being posted online. If you can decipher the clues and find the coin you are rewarded with a prize of $1000 cash or in the case of the current (third) coin, a pair of tickets for a Maple Leafs game (a significant prize for many Torontonians).

Since Rich in the Six is about finding a coin and being rewarded with cash we thought Bitcoin enthusiasts might find this interesting and fun. We reached out to “Sixx” the man behind the hunt for coins and asked him 6 questions:

NewsBTC Canada:
What were you doing before you started this contest? What is your background?
Sixx:
I worked in the computer science field, and also invested in numerous startups. Everything from lawn care companies to mobile apps.
NewsBTC Canada:
How did you come up with the idea for Rich In The Six?
Sixx:
I was sitting at home one day, and though it would be nice to help people. Instead of just handing out the money, I figured I would make it fun and engaging for whoever is participating.
NewsBTC Canada:
Why did you choose Toronto for this contest?
Sixx:
I was born and raised in Toronto, and it is easy for me to find locations and make the clues for them. I will be adding 4 other cities in the coming months. You can see the list of cities on moneyworldtour.com, but the site is not complete.
NewsBTC Canada:
What motivates your decision for locations?
Sixx:
They are all completely random. I will see something as I walk or drive by, and if I like it, I choose it as a location. I already have the next few lined up, and have began making clues for them.
NewsBTC Canada:
Has much of this been preplanned (e.g. locations, clues, prizes, etc.) or is it mostly impromptu based on responses from participants?
Sixx:
My goal was to give out $1000/month. Since October was the first month, I am still trying to learn how difficult the clues need to be to make the hunt last 30 days. The first 2 locations were found within a day. I am now giving out hockey tickets until November 1st, to practice making clues that are challenging and engagaing.
NewsBTC Canada:
Since it is a coin that people are searching for would you consider offering Bitcoins as one of the prizes?
Sixx:
Possibly. Right now I prefer to give out physical cash so I am able to take a picture of the winner holding the money, but for the future, I would deffinatley condsider it. Especially for the other cities where it will be difficult for me to hand out physical money.
As of this interview Rich in the Six is on coin number three and the prize is a pair of tickets to a Maple Leafs game. There are many people looking but the latest coin is still hidden and there are still more to come. Do you think you can find the coin and win the prize? You can see how others are doing here: http://richinthesix.com

 

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