Imagine a possible future…  You’ve been out of work since your hover-board accident and you’re behind on the bills.  Your cash reserves are low but that’s okay – the cryptocurrencies you bought in your youth are worth a fortune now.  Time to sell, just need to remember the wallet passphrase.  It’s been a while, but it’ll come to you.  You’ve got this.

Hours later and with all your hair ripped out, you’ve come to a grim conclusion…

You’ve forgotten your passphrase.

Phrasekeeper is a copper plaque designed to avoid this scenario from ever happening.  Bitcoin is about to meet the bronze-age.

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If you own any type of cryptocurrency, you will likely have a wallet or a private key used for access.  Most wallets will generate a passphrase consisting of 12 to 24 words.  That is your only way to access your coins and tokens, which means if it’s forgotten or destroyed, you’re out the money.

Phrasekeeper is a solid piece of 99% copper designed to make your passphrase the most indestructible thing you own.  Included with the copper plate is a set of letter and number punches that allow you to hammer in each character directly to the metal.  Like a blacksmith forging a sword.

hammering letters in copper

Being a solid piece of 99% copper makes the Phrasekeeper waterproof and fireproof up to 1981°F.

Phrasekeeper comes in two editions, Passphrase and Private Key.

The Passphrase edition is designed for wallets that use a mnemonic phrase of up to 24 words.  The Private Key edition has a grid layout to backup a private key of every crypto coin or token with up to 126 digits.

Besides crypto, Phrasekeeper could also be used to record other digital records like email and social media passwords.

As we tiptoe closer to a cashless society it’s more important than ever to keep backups – your future self will thank you!

Pre-order for $51 on Kickstarter