I’m Turning My Hand Into a Bitcoin Wallet | CoinDesk

CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel travels to a body hackers conference and gets an RFID chip implanted in her hand. Now that she's a cyborg, can she acquire more bitcoin?

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19 Comments on I’m Turning My Hand Into a Bitcoin Wallet | CoinDesk

  1. Rip the hand, chop chop time one day. Don’t watch Gotham TV Show or you’ll sleep way less peacefully ^^

    • There’s no battery in these chips, so they couldn’t even conceal a gps tracker inside of it if they tried.

      Trying to scan a chip that small from a distance greater than a few centimeters would require so much energy that it would completely vaporize the person rather than scanning the chip.

      Ergo, there is literally no functional way to use these chips to track people. The idea is completely irreconcilable with how the tech behind these chips work.

    • No its not but definatly has hallmarks of the final vision i thinks… in the book it says he will cause them all to receive a mark in the forehead or right hand and it is his mark… so until someone takes over or satoshi him/her self steps forward i dont see this chip being anything other that a mark of innovation… spoons dont kill people, stupid mf’s with spoons kill people lol

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  3. This is mark if the beast, the King James Version says the mark will placed in the hand not on the hand. These chips will be what causes everyone to get sores all over there skin. You won’t be saying cool in a few years!

  4. There’s some question of the biological effect(s) of having an RFID device embedded in tissue. Hmm.

    • The chips are encased in BioGlass (the same stuff medical professionals use for other implants). The tech has been tested for years now with no real adverse reaction directly due to the chips themselves (the implant procedure can be botched if someone does a poor job, or if the glass encasing the chip breaks, etc).

      I mean, we implant pets with these kinds of chips all the time, and there’s never any complications from those throughout their lifespan. Why would putting it in a human be any different?

  5. Is this really any more secure or convenient than a properly implemented finger print authentication system? I suppose if you wanted multiple bio metrics for authentication for something it may be helpful but I would just go with finger print + face. Also this is a great way for anyone with a lot of bitcoin to get shot. You don’t need to be alive for it to work, right?

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