The New Paradigm For The Permanent Storage of Precious Digital Data

Totenpass is a permanent digital storage drive made of solid gold. End your dependence on the cloud, the internet, energy sources, and destructible hardware.

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Preserve Your Precious Data Once and Forever

Totenpass empowers you to store your precious and personal information: family photos, important documents, intellectual property, or any other digital file. Our revolutionary storage drive helps you to retain control of your data while reducing your dependence on third parties and the Internet, where these files can be easily copied or stolen. We invite you to make your personal history into a tangible and everlasting treasure.

The Totenpass is a permanent physical storage drive which preserves your digital information. Constructed from the indestructible elements of solid gold and nickel, made in the same labs which revolutionized film photography, the Totenpass will preserve your digital data by way of a patented light-diffraction process which imprints images, documents and other files onto the metal card. A Totenpass can be human readable, without the aid of computers, or machine readable, with the employ of a smartphone. One Totenpass can permanently store up to 111 Megabytes (or 3,894 individual pages) of data, thereby ending any future dependence on energy, the Cloud, or the Internet.

How it Works

Create your Totenpass in a few easy steps

Step 1

Select a drive size and upload your digital files.

Step 2

Customize your Totenpass by arranging or editing your files before creation

Step 3

Confirm your drive settings and pay with a credit card or cryptocurrency

Step 4

Receive your Totenpass within 3 business days

A Storage Drive Made of Gold and Nickel

The Totenpass is built from solid gold and nickel, which inherently resist destruction, never tarnish and will therefore outlive all other ephemeral forms of data storage, from hard drives to Cloud servers. By having your data permanently embodied in these special elements, your precious information is safe from annual decay, natural disasters and online risks. It is also good for a sustainable future, as Cloud services depend upon an obscene amount of electricity while the Totenpass is built once and requires no subsequent energy consumption.

Every Totenpass is Unique

The Totenpass is like a canvas and you are the painter. You may choose to store only one file, to be displayed and enjoyed with pride of place in your home. Think of your most memorable family photograph, a love letter, or a valuable NFT. Or you may choose to store thousands of documents or photographs to be retrieved at a later date using our proprietary reading technology and smartphone app. We give you the freedom to build the drives as you please, for whatever purpose. Whether you’re a mother, a creative, or a financial or legal professional, you will find the Totenpass to be the one true way that your hard work and cherished memories can be with you for the rest of your life and beyond.

We Never See Your Data

We have created a one way digital-to-analog conversion process which means that nobody at our facility can see your data and the information that you upload is never stored anywhere, besides on your personal Totenpass. Our technology has been trusted by leading corporations such as SpaceX and even the US Military. For passwords, private keys, or other sensitive symbolic information that you may wish to store, we have developed an open-source total encryption standard which you can read about here.

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$500 USD

$750 USD

Physical size

54mm x 86mm

64mm x 128mm

Analog storage capacity

2,196 Pages

3,894 Pages

Digital storage capacity

62.85 MB

111.42 MB

Pure gold content

0.2 grams

0.4 grams

Totenpass Reader App

On your smartphone, open the Totenpass reader app in order to transform your smartphone into a microscopic scanning device which allows you to re-convert your physical data into a digital file. This technology has taken nearly half a decade to develop in collaboration with several European universities. Beta users of Totenpass will not yet have access to the reader app, which is expected to launch in 2022.

Total Encryption Standard

Your Totenpass can be totally encrypted and protected by a passhphrase. Using a combination of modern and peer-reviewed key-derivation and encryption algorithms (Argon2id and XChaCha20-Poly1305), you can input any plain text such as a password list, a mnemonic seed or a private key, or up to 2 KB of binary data and have it safely stored onto your Totenpass

Totenpass vs. Other Storage Drive Technology

Totenpass vs. Other Means of Storage

Have you ever uploaded your photographs or documents to a hard drive? Most people don’t realize that, within 3-5 years, you have to do this entire process over again or else your precious bits of data may suffer from bitrot. This implicit obsolescence in the material science that undergirds all mainstream means of storing information means that your data must be continually preserved in new devices until, eventually, it is lost or destroyed. In addition to this risk is the risk of natural disasters. The Totenpass is immune to all natural and unnatural risks, from an EMP, to a flood, earthquake or fire. Like the great, golden relics of long lost kings which archaeologists discover every day, your Totenpass will endure for future generations to behold.

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