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Keyois.com now live, check it out for everything Keyois Capsule related



What?
Is a cryptocurrency piggy bank. You can put funds into it but you need to break it apart to spend the funds.
It's hard to break apart so it's tamper-resistant and tamper-evident. It won't burn, rot, rust, melt, or otherwise lose data where so many other types of cold storage would.

 


Why?
I was unsatisfied with current methods of cold storage and so I decided to make myself something better. Click here to see problems with common methods of cold storage and why you should want something better.
      
A backup seed or private key can be printed on paper or stored digitally but these mediums can be damaged by fire, time, water, and much more. Not everyone can have the perfect backup procedure and this is great if you don't have land or need something to last a long time.
To be fair there are cheaper ways to improve your own situation, including: stamping or engraving on a piece of steel and securing that from wandering eyes; but this is super stylish.

 


The Keyois Capsule is a tamper evident yet stylish way to keep a secret key safe from harm.

Benefits over a conventional paper cold storage wallet include:  
  • Titanium rings won't become unreadable with water or smoke damage
  • Rot proof (until we get alien fungus, probably from space)
  • Made of corrosion/rust resistant materials
  • Key pair is kept in water tight space
  • Shinny and all awesome looking
  • Can survive being boiled in custard and baked into a pie
  • Tamper evident, if someone sees your current paper wallet you might not know until you go to spend it
 




The Keyois Capsule    

How?
Your BIP38 encrypted Secret Key (or otherwise encrypted backup seed) in engraved into a titanium ring.    
That is set inside another ring that bears the address.    
That is then put into a tamper evident and air-tight capsule with a elegant centerpiece of lab-created ruby or sapphire.  

The end pieces are made of aircraft grade aluminium (al 6061) and the 'glass' surrounding it is borosilicate (pyrex).



I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me. - That's all folks, someone figured out how we got the name!

To get the ball rolling I have made seven capsules available that are already ready-to-go that are available for sale without providing me with a encrypted key and address; I'll send you everything already generated and secured. No more of these left, thanks to those who got them! Sold out of these, thanks so much everyone!



You must supply me with an address and a BIP38 encrypted secret key / encrypted seed. Because of this these items are not recommended for novices.

Please re-read BIP38 and do some research on password strength and see this info about the pieces




As a customizable artwork, the Keyois capsule has many potential possibilities.

The main centerpiece options for buyers include:


To see more centerpiece options and under more light see the following albums: The main centerpiece options, miscellaneous options, & watermelon-tourmaline & quartz/ bright lights/ magnets

Of the first edition capsules: 13 new capsules remain available in total. 10 more are available that have been used for pictures and the end pieces have scratches, you can buy one of these 'worn' capsules for 15% off.

Second edition capsules hopefully coming soon!



Photos

See list of all photo albums

Including things such as: Impact Testing by hitting with Tractor bucket + Radiograph & negative, Potato video of tractor crushing  (Headphone warning!), water-tight Testing, a GIF of one option for centerpieces, the rubies under UV light , the x-ray and normal compared  , how reflective they are , the screw heads drilled out, more professional photographs by videographer WordsmithJr, a long imgur album about me making the capsules, & the size.





When?
Visit Keyois.com to order!

Message me to order, I will ask you to:

    • Choose the centerpiece style
    • Supply me with an address and an encrypted key / seed
    • Message me with these details and your shipping address. Shipping is free within the USA but I have to charge for international orders, give me  your postal code for a shipping cost estimate. Turn around time is 3-5 weeks
    • Send payment in bitcoin to 13kqk3uk2b577KBSjZuwKQT3MGD9mEaVJC, price is $100 US


    GIFs!



    tl;dr: The Keyois Capsule is a fire/water/smoke/chemical/high-temperature/low-temperature/damage/sunlight/fluctuating high-strength magnetic field/age/time/view/ & tamper resistant piggy bank. A better method of cold storage it's cold hard storage.

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    October 23, 2016, 09:46:13 PM
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    I really like these, reminds me a lot of kialara's design concepts.

    Is it possible to purchase the entire assembly (engaved) so that it can be double-checked by buyer to ensure keys are correct?

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    I really like these, reminds me a lot of kialara's design concepts.

    Is it possible to purchase the entire assembly (engaved) so that it can be double-checked by buyer to ensure keys are correct?

    Thanks! Yes i took a lot of inspiration from the Kialara coin, in fact I think I wrote him and some other people an email about a year ago suggesting they make something along these lines, when I never got any responses is when I took matters into my own hands.

    I can photograph the inner ring before assembly if you like. Once the rings are epoxied together the gemstones are also set in epoxy and well maybe I also put some epoxy on the ends of the stands offs for added strength. Anyway that isn't so hard but torquing the screws and adding loctite to the screws and drilling out the screw heads present some challenges for some people. If you really want it though I see no reason why not.

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    I'm really looking forward to this item and appreciate all the hard work that's gone into the project.  Stay tuned as it should be here this week and I'll share some pictures.   Smiley

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    These really are neat!  I agree- they remind me of the Kialaras.

    A couple of questions:

    1) do you accept escrow?  

    2) Are these numbered, in a collectible kind-of way?

    I am still interested, and I love seeing the creativity that has sprouted out of the physical bitcoin space.  Cheesy

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    These really are neat!  I agree- they remind me of the Kialaras.

    A couple of questions:

    1) do you accept escrow?  

    2) Are these numbered, in a collectible kind-of way?

    I am still interested, and I love seeing the creativity that has sprouted out of the physical bitcoin space.  Cheesy

    Hi there, thanks for the comments!

    Escrow is no problem, but this is my first time making/selling anything like this and I am not well versed


    The items themselves are not numbered, I didn't like some of the marking other physical coins had so I decided to go just smooth and unmarked.
    Really I don't think they would be very collectable since the key is pass-phrase protected; however there are only 50 of these 1st editions and the next editions will all look different. So you can collect all the editions i suppose.

    There will be a number handwritten on the package; the packaging is kind of fun too. I tried to avoid that whole mycelium entropy - problem in packages potentially being opened

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    October 25, 2016, 06:59:36 PM
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    Perhaps I should make a separate post but in the bottom of this post is this point:

    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    Also I just realized this could have been called a BitCapsule

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    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    I'll try...

    My guess is that it's a subtle, tongue-in-cheek comparison of your unique cold wallet design against all other cold wallet designs. To be more specific, it's a portmanteau of the words "key" (as in the bitcoin private key) and the acronym EYOIS which stands for "Everything You Own Is Sh*t" (when compared to the unique design of the Keyois).

    How many guesses do we get?

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    Perhaps I should make a separate post but in the bottom of this post is this point:

    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    Also I just realized this could have been called a BitCapsule

    The part 'key' has to do with the bitcoin private keys and 'yois' stands for: Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (software collectibles)  Grin (ref: http://www.acronymfinder.com/YOIS.html)

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    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    I'll try...

    My guess is that it's a subtle, tongue-in-cheek comparison of your unique cold wallet design against all other cold wallet designs. To be more specific, it's a portmanteau of the words "key" (as in the bitcoin private key) and the acronym EYOIS which stands for "Everything You Own Is Sh*t" (when compared to the unique design of the Keyois).

    How many guesses do we get?

    Regards,
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    You can have as many guesses as you'd like, I still don't think anyone will get it

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    Perhaps I should make a separate post but in the bottom of this post is this point:

    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    Also I just realized this could have been called a BitCapsule

    The part 'key' has to do with the bitcoin private keys and 'yois' stands for: Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (software collectibles)  Grin (ref: http://www.acronymfinder.com/YOIS.html)

    I have to be close  Tongue

    Hello friend, you are not close. I will give you a hint though, the english word 'key' has nothing to do with it. I very much doubt anyone will get it; but that isn't to say they would be unable.

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    Got mine in yesterday, un-boxing was neat since the item was secured in a sealed "enclosure" that had to be broken in order to retrieve the item.  After breaking the enclosure, it was sealed in a capsule with tamper evident hologram.  Opening that revealed the Keyois capsule and it turned out to be quite a nice custom item!   Smiley




    Here is the whole un-boxing photo album if interested - http://imgur.com/a/M5oZY

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    Perhaps I should make a separate post but in the bottom of this post is this point:

    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    Also I just realized this could have been called a BitCapsule

    The part 'key' has to do with the bitcoin private keys and 'yois' stands for: Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (software collectibles)  Grin (ref: http://www.acronymfinder.com/YOIS.html)

    I have to be close  Tongue

    Hello friend, you are not close. I will give you a hint though, the english word 'key' has nothing to do with it. I very much doubt anyone will get it; but that isn't to say they would be unable.
    there goes "key wise"...
    how about " kontains encrypted yonkers of indestructible storage"?

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    Perhaps I should make a separate post but in the bottom of this post is this point:

    I will give away one free capsule to anyone who correctly figures out where I got "Keyois" from, but I doubt anyone will get it. Still if you want to try just make a guess in the comments or message me.

    Also I just realized this could have been called a BitCapsule

    The part 'key' has to do with the bitcoin private keys and 'yois' stands for: Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (software collectibles)  Grin (ref: http://www.acronymfinder.com/YOIS.html)

    I have to be close  Tongue

    Hello friend, you are not close. I will give you a hint though, the english word 'key' has nothing to do with it. I very much doubt anyone will get it; but that isn't to say they would be unable.
    there goes "key wise"...
    how about " kontains encrypted yonkers of indestructible storage"?

    Ha, no not that either. A few more guesses and I'll give another hint.

    See my cold hard storage device at: Keyois.com
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    I'm going to be doing some durability testing of the capsules and I'd like to share my results and even take suggestions (but I can't promise I can do them).

    Let's start with Water-tight Testing: https://imgur.com/a/aY9F3
    The capsules are water-tight when underwater for 3 weeks.

    The capsules are water-tight with an exterior pressure of 30PSI for at least a few hours.


    I also want to do comparisons between some other methods of cold storage and to make that cheaper I will use fakes: a USB stick, a printed piece of paper, & a coin with a tamper evident sticker.

    Planned tests:
    • Crushing with a back-hoe
    • Fire
    • Moving from hot to cold. I've done boiling water to ice slurry but what about poor-man's liquid nitrogen(Dry-ice mixed with alcohol slurry)  or boiling oil so that the change is enough to crack the borosilicate (pyrex)
    • Eat with harsh chemicals

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    I'm going to be doing some durability testing of the capsules and I'd like to share my results and even take suggestions (but I can't promise I can do them).

    Let's start with Water-tight Testing

    The capsules are water-tight when underwater for 3 weeks.

    The capsules are water-tight with an exterior pressure of 30PSI for at least a few hours.


    I also want to do comparisons between some other methods of cold storage and to make that cheaper I will use fakes: a USB stick, a printed piece of paper, & a coin with a tamper evident sticker.

    Planned tests:
    • Crushing with a back-hoe
    • Fire
    • Moving from hot to cold. I've done boiling water to ice slurry but what about poor-man's liquid nitrogen(Dry-ice mixed with alcohol slurry)  or boiling oil so that the change is enough to crack the borosilicate (pyrex)
    • Eat with harsh chemicals

    Are you going to film this? If not, I'd love to get one of these for a "Friends of Satoshi" Review (See Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_a4hqRUzIvtUv30QXYX5Q
    ) If you are, we could help with the post-production? Just let me know - it's a great product you are building!

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    I'm going to be doing some durability testing of the capsules and I'd like to share my results and even take suggestions (but I can't promise I can do them).

    Let's start with Water-tight Testing

    The capsules are water-tight when underwater for 3 weeks.

    The capsules are water-tight with an exterior pressure of 30PSI for at least a few hours.


    I also want to do comparisons between some other methods of cold storage and to make that cheaper I will use fakes: a USB stick, a printed piece of paper, & a coin with a tamper evident sticker.

    Planned tests:
    • Crushing with a back-hoe
    • Fire
    • Moving from hot to cold. I've done boiling water to ice slurry but what about poor-man's liquid nitrogen(Dry-ice mixed with alcohol slurry)  or boiling oil so that the change is enough to crack the borosilicate (pyrex)
    • Eat with harsh chemicals

    Are you going to film this? If not, I'd love to get one of these for a "Friends of Satoshi" Review (See Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_a4hqRUzIvtUv30QXYX5Q
    ) If you are, we could help with the post-production? Just let me know - it's a great product you are building!


    Yes I will film it and put a video up, hopefully sometime next week.

    See my cold hard storage device at: Keyois.com
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    Do you still have ones with the tritium inserts?

    If so, I'll take one of those.   

    Feel free to send me a PM if you do.   Thanks.

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    Great innovation here ! Good to see something a little different from the rounds with holos or paperwallets

    I will wait for a few more folks to give their opinions once they have recieved them, before I order one. But I like it.

    I would love to see some evolution of this concept into a 'reusable' product. Similar level of protection against the elements, but that you dont have to destroy to access the funds .... if that is possible. Potentially ship with spare rings to DIY the BIP38 encrypted Secret Key (ie self engrave) for the next use. Appreciate that would be a big ask ! Potentially compromise a little on the level of protection available, for the ability to reuse.

    Watching :-)

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    Great innovation here ! Good to see something a little different from the rounds with holos or paperwallets

    I will wait for a few more folks to give their opinions once they have recieved them, before I order one. But I like it.

    I would love to see some evolution of this concept into a 'reusable' product. Similar level of protection against the elements, but that you dont have to destroy to access the funds .... if that is possible. Potentially ship with spare rings to DIY the BIP38 encrypted Secret Key (ie self engrave) for the next use. Appreciate that would be a big ask ! Potentially compromise a little on the level of protection available, for the ability to reuse.

    Watching :-)
    It looks pretty cool.
    I think that you have sold a pretty big problem for the bitcoin community hear.
    I think you should upload a Fire test as well ,what is the max temperature that the capsule can survive at?

    Also are you open to reservations? or it is still a pre anouncment?.

    Are you accepting a custom capsule order? Like a specific size and color?
    Thanks.
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