Password Security Goes Organic by Using DNA to Secure Cryptocurrencies

For those who have amassed a small fortune trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero, keeping that money safe is of the utmost importance.

Should you store your password for the currency on a hard drive? That’s one way. But a startup called Carverr has a more organic solution: storing it in a microtube of DNA. This is not just anyone’s DNA either, but synthetic DNA created in a lab for the purpose of storing data.

This encryption tool was designed with the notion that it will last longer than a more traditional hardware option. For those who have a lot of money tied up in a cryptocurrency, if that data is kept on a hard drive, it could easily have become corrupted and unable to access decades in the future.

Read more at NextGov

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