The Past and the Present

Two codes could be found in The Past and the Present post on the Investigate Ingress blog.

[1] iijgriftmzhenshaqfiecnrzightifevhywjaieepoeesdien

[2] 778379565757545574876d736f38393936376a77

Code #1

Observations

49 letters, an old favorite will help.

[hint]That’s a lot of letters for just one code[/hint]

Code #2

Observations

40 characters, decimal or hex ??