The Dutch entrepreneur, Martijn Wismeijer had two computer chips implanted into his hands. These computer chips allow him to store Bitcoins in his body. Moreover he’s hoping to never having to look for an alarm clock or his house keys again because those would also be operated from his digitally upgraded hand.
Wismeijer is the founder of MrBitcoin, a company that’s installing crypto currency ATMs across Europe. Earlier this month he underwent a procedure to implant so called NFC-chips (near-field communication) into his hands. The chips can be read by devices such as smart phones and tablets and have a wide range of applications.
Not secure enough yet
Meanwhile the man has already experimented with storing crypto currencies such as Bitcoin. He does point out that it’s important to mark your digital currency in order to avoid theft, especially if everyone knows that you have such a device inside your body. That’s why he decided to use the chips to store his Bitcoin wallet’s private key.
Even though he called the experiment a success, he does admit that the implanted chips aren’t safe enough for permanent use yet. Because the chips have drawn so much attention, he has temporarily withdrawn the money stored in his hands for safety reasons.
At the moment he is using the chips to programme an alarm clock in such a way that the alarm can’t be shut down unless he moves his hand in front of a sensor. Furthermore he’s also hoping to soon be able to lock and unlock the doors in his house by holding the palm of his hand in front of the door. The chips, which are made from glass, are implanted underneath the skin and are 2 by 12 millimetre or 0.08. by 0.5 inches).