Totenpass is officially launched in beta
Totenpass Inc., a company that enables users to permanently store their valuable digital information, is pleased to announce the launch of its website and hardware solution in beta.
Totenpass is based in Rochester, New York, at the former Kodak research and development center, which revolutionized film photography. For more than four years, the company has been developing a solid gold permanent digital storage drive that requires no power and has no moving parts. Digital data is written to disk using a proprietary light diffraction process that prints images, documents and other files that can be stored or read by humans without the aid of computers , or machine-readable, using a smartphone.
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Totenpass allows you to store your valuable and personal information: family photos, important documents, intellectual property or any other digital file. Our revolutionary storage drive helps you stay in control of your data while reducing your dependence on third parties and the Internet, where these files can be easily deleted or stolen. We invite you to make your personal history a tangible and eternal treasure.
How it works
Visit totenpass.com and click on Create Reader.
Select the size of the drive:
Medium ($ 50) – Contains 0.2 grams of pure gold and can store up to 2,196 pages of visual or textual data.
Large ($ 75): Contains 0.4 grams of pure gold and can store up to 3,894 pages of visual or textual data.
Easily upload your digital files using our online player maker.
Confirm the contents of the reader and make the payment using a credit card or cryptocurrency. Receive your Totenpass within three working days.
A storage drive made of gold and nickel
The Totenpass is constructed from solid gold and nickel, which inherently resist destruction, never tarnish, and therefore will outlast all other ephemeral forms of data storage, from hard drives to cloud servers. By continuously integrating your data into these special elements, your valuable information is safe from annual degradation, natural disasters and online risks. It’s also good for a sustainable future, as cloud services depend on an obscene amount of electricity while the Totenpass is built once and requires no subsequent power consumption.
The name “Totenpass” is a German term which translates to “passport of the dead”. He described ancient metal tablets, typically found in the form of thin gold leaf, and often found in burial grounds, which cultures across time and place used to store important personal or religious information. Because this information was inscribed on gold, it has endured for millennia and thus allowed modern historians to gain in-depth insight into the beliefs, history and culture of the past. Not only was gold physically the only means that would preserve this cultural knowledge, but it was also a symbol for the elders of eternity and eternal life.
Each Totenpass is unique
The Totenpass is like a canvas, and you are the painter. You can choose to store just one file to display and enjoy with a prominent place in your home. Think about your most memorable family photo, love letter, or treasured NFT. Or you can choose to store thousands of documents or photographs for later retrieval using our proprietary scanning technology and smartphone app. We give you the freedom to build the drives the way you want, whatever the purpose. Whether you are a mother, designer, or professional in finance or law, you will find that the Totenpass is the only real way your hard work and precious memories can be with you for the rest of your life and beyond. .
We never see your data
We’ve created a one-way digital-to-analog conversion process which means no one in our facility can see your data, and the information you download is never stored anywhere other than your Totenpass. Our technology has been endorsed by leading companies such as Arch Mission Foundation and even the US military. For passwords, private keys, or other sensitive symbolic information that you may want to store, we have developed an open source full encryption standard which you can read here.
Totenpass reader app
On your smartphone, open the Totenpass reader app to turn your smartphone into a microscopic scanning device that allows you to convert your physical data back to a digital file. This technology took almost half a decade to develop in collaboration with several European universities. Totenpass beta users will not yet have access to the reader app, which is expected to launch in 2022.
Full encryption standard
Your Totenpass can be fully encrypted and protected with a passphrase. Using a combination of modern, peer-reviewed key derivation and encryption algorithms (Argon2id and XChaCha20-Poly1305), you can enter any plain text such as password list, mnemonic seed or a private key, or up to 2KB of binary data and store them securely on your Totenpass.
Totenpass referral program
The company is launching a generous bitcoin-based referral program. Referrers receive a unique referral link that offers their friends and family a reduced shipping fee while earning $ 20 in bitcoin for every purchase made with the referral link. To learn more about the Totenpass referral program, visit: https://www.totenpass.com/referral.
Roy Sebag statement
The computing paradigm, driven by our increased dependence on the Internet, has driven our modern society to an unprecedented level of centralization, control and lack of privacy. Families have gone from storing their precious family photos in physical photo albums to uploading their memories to Facebook. The students gave up the typewriter or paper and pen to write their unique theories using Google Drive. While this paradigm has proven to be increasingly practical and convenient, we have sacrificed some of our autonomy and control over our valuable information. We implicitly hope that these third parties will be there forever, that their systems will never crash, that in 50 years we can show our kids their baby photos by opening our iCloud account. This implicit trust is taken for granted, yet many of us still hesitate to believe that this is the best way to store our information. When Facebook is down for a whole day, where do all those photos go? When a document is uploaded to Google Drive, is there a risk that it will be hacked and stolen? When cloud servers need more and more power to support an increasing amount of information, what will happen to our little pieces that could disappear if a power outage or natural disaster occurs? ? Will we even have enough energy or do we want to use that much energy to support these systems in 10 or 20 years?
With Totenpass, we offer a permanent solution. Totenpass presents an unprecedented way to harness the intrinsic physical properties of gold to preserve this information once and for all. It’s old technology made new. Now you can break out of the internet paradigm by storing your most valuable information offline on indestructible gold, which you can hold in your hand, rather than decaying hard drives or third-party servers. You can be confident in knowing that this data does not reside anywhere else – it is your personal property that your offspring can enjoy for generations to come. Libraries, businesses, museums, universities and historical institutions can also choose to keep some of their most valuable data using this method of permanent archiving.
We are launching Totenpass in beta, offering the ability to initially store images and documents as well as artwork, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. In the future, we will also offer the possibility to store audio and video files directly on gold. The reason we waited so long to launch was to make sure that we could provide the means to replay the data on your drive through a hardware-software solution that we developed. At this point, the playback technology is not available in beta, but we plan to make it available in the near future. What the Totenpass can do now is physically store your most important files while letting you know that these files can be recovered in the future. I think this is the right approach to grow this business, based on in-depth consumer research. It seems like most people, at this point, feel a sense of urgency just to be able to store their information in some form of backup that’s in personal custody, and that’s exactly what we’ve achieved.
Totenpass is designed to be spread by word of mouth. If you enjoy what we are building and are aligned with our mission, please share this information with your friends and family and be sure to join our generous sponsorship program.
Statement by Bruce Ha
I believe that the Totenpass technology will be a giant leap in the permanent archiving of humanity. Information and knowledge will be stored and preserved in pristine condition in gold for tens of thousands of years, currently the longest archival medium known to man. Family and cultural heritage will no longer be lost to obscure digital storage systems or to paper, CDs and other hardware peripherals that can disintegrate and be lost in time forever.
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