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.