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You may have heard of the online currency Bitcoin, and an unnamed Bakersfield man claims to be giving it out for free. Residents report finding stickers around town with codes you can scan on your phone. Some Bakersfield residents have won money from this unlikely scavenger hunt.

“I called the news and then I sent the bitcoin app for their contact information and email saying hey I just got this weird payment. I scanned it on a pole which is kind of sketchy,” said Indiana London, a Bakersfield resident who scanned one of the codes.

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