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Burrito Giant Chipotle Teams Up with Former Ripple CTO to Give Away Free Bitcoin

Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is giving away $100,000 worth of Bitcoin as part of its recently announced “Burritos or Bitcoin” game to celebrate National Burrito Day. 

To this end, Chipotle teamed up with former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas.

As reported by U.Today, the German programmer went viral after losing the password to his hardware wallet that contains $413 million worth of Bitcoin.

Chipotle is now encouraging all volunteering players to step in Thomas’s shoes and try to crack a six-digit code. There are only 10 attempts to guess it (the same amount of attempts that Thomas’s wallet allows before encrypting itself). The odds of winning are 1 to 58,333,333.

Those who will be lucky enough will be able to get $25,000 worth of Bitcoin. While this is far from a crypto fortune, the prize should be enticing enough. 500 people can get $500 worth of BTC. Up to 10,000 participants can win one free burrito.

Serious about the frivolous 

National Burrito Day, a made-up food holiday, is usually celebrated on the first Thursday of April. Given that it coincides with April Fool’s Day this year, there is a good chance that Chipotle is holding this giveaway as a joke.     

However, its lawyers are taking the intricate game very seriously, warning about Bitcoin’s volatility and even the possibility of hard forks in official rules.     

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