DNA-BASED COLD STORAGE FOR DIGITAL CURRENCIES
Our system is the safest method of cold storage on the planet, developed by a group of experienced asset managers and biotechnologists.
To properly secure your digital currencies, redundancy is critical. Carverr's DNA storage system is unique in that it transforms your data from digital information to biological, and therefore requires no software updates or internet connection. Since it lives off-line, it is protected from hackers and because your code is contained in a strand of DNA it can never become obsolete, unlike other cold storage wallets. Even storing your digital codes in-offline servers in a mountain means at some point, those servers will become obsolete and require updates. Carverr's DNA system is a one and done solution that ensures your code outlives you.
HOW IT WORKS
Send us your passcode, passphrase or private key. This is done through an encrypted messaging service based in Switzerland. You don't need to tell us what your passcode is for.
Feel free to alter your code before sending it to us. We do not verify the context of your passcode, we only convert whatever code you provide to us into DNA.
We turn your data into synthetic biology
We use a special algorithm to convert your digital code (1s and 0s) into a string of bases consisting of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs, i.e. DNA. Your code is checked numerous times for accuracy. Carverr then manufactures a strand of synthetic DNA, using the string of bases. DNA manufacturing is a tried-and-true method dating back to the 1950s.
We utilize a number of manufacturing partners who produce hundreds of thousands of base pairs per day, for use in biomedical and agricultural applications. All of these sectors require extreme precision, which is why exhaustive quality checks are performed.
We store or ship your data back to you.
Send us your data via encrypted e-mail
Once your test tube is ready, it can be shipped back to you, or you can elect to have Carverr store it on your behalf. Currently, your data is best suited for storage in a freezer (4° C), however, a shelf stable version is currently in development.
Customers who store their codes with us receive 24-7 data retrieval support.
Join the growing number of investors using DNA to safeguard their assets.
Decentralized currencies mean the responsibility is on the individual to protect their assets. We alleviate that burden and use DNA to keep your assets safe.
By changing your data into DNA, you are morphing your code into a tangible end-product, similar to gold or diamonds. You are taking your digital currencies off-line and making them independent of time.
Unlike electronic devices, DNA will never become obsolete. Reading and writing DNA will always be relevant; therefore, there is no need for software patches, updates or new hardware.
Vishaal B. Bhuyan - Founder & CEO
Prior to founding Carverr, Vishaal spent over a decade working as a trader for various investment firms and family offices. Most recently he was a portfolio manager at Verition Fund Management, a $1 billion multi-strategy hedge fund, where he created the first non-bank swap dealer for credit default swap Index products. Before joining Verition, he operated Nariman Point, LLC an outsourced OTC derivative trading firm, which managed a portfolio of esoteric credit, interest rate, commodity, currency and insurance-linked derivatives for a group of family offices and re-insurance companies. At Nariman, he built robust derivative based hedging systems to help protect essential lines of business for his customers. At 26, Vishaal co-authored and edited 3 finance books published by FT Press and John Wiley & Sons.. He has been invited to speak at industry conferences and universities around the world and has been quoted, published or cited in a number of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, as well as a report by the U.S. Securities and Exchange oversight committee on the secondary market for insurance.
Vishaal began his career working for one of the largest commodity clearing firms on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a B.A. in the history of science and technology. He also currently serves on the advisory board of Genspace.org, the world's first open biotechnology lab in Brooklyn, NY.
Nirmal P. Roy - Founder & CFO
Before joining Carverr as CFO, Mr. Roy was an Investment Analyst and Partner at BHR Capital LLC, a New York based hedge fund with over 1.5 billion of assets at it's peak where he focused on real estate securities across the capital structure. Nirmal also served on the Board of Trade Street Residential (TSRE), a publicly traded multifamily REIT that owned and managed $600mm of assets, which was sold to Independence Realty Trust in September 2015. Prior to joining BHR, Mr. Roy focused on distressed real estate investing at Meadow Partners, a New York based real estate private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Roy worked in the Principal Finance Group of Silver Point Capital, a hedge fund primarily focused on distressed credit in the public and private sectors. He began his career at Starwood Capital Group where he focused on the acquisition of real estate assets and public real estate companies in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Roy received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Jay Simon - Advisor
After a successful career as a founder and operating executive of both public and private companies in multiple industries, Dan began advising and providing partner - level services to investment companies, family offices, and global businesses in 2010. Dan has established a proven process for building shareholder value and operating portfolio companies, and has been an active investor since 1991. His investments, executive leadership, board memberships, and advisory positions are in the areas of food, feed, agriculture, life sciences, manufacturing, fast-moving-consumer-products, bio/pharma, technology, construction and engineering. Dan is a proven leader in the trenches and in the boardroom. From his start as an engineer and sales representative, Dan has worked his way through the ranks of numerous companies. As a decisive and driven senior executive and founder, Dan’s foresight, strategic focus and proven ability to lead, transform and grow has resulted in substantial returns for the companies with which he’s been involved.
Currently, Dan is a strategic advisor to Bessemer Trust on an investment in a public energy and agricultural processing company. Previously, Dan was an operating partner to GLC advisors supporting the sale of a public food company and selected by Hicks Holdings and Bessemer Trust to be the CEO for a $100 MM plus specialty beverage and ingredient manufacturer they had tried to purchase. In 2015, Dan served as CEO of Nutrinsic Corporation, a specialty protein producer, where he restructured the business and sold a controlling interest to a China-based investment group. From 2010 to 2015, Dan was engaged by members of the Mars family (Mars, Inc.) to serve as CEO of Heliae, where he first shifted the strategy then grew the company from the laboratory to revenue-stage, selling food, agri-tech, and nutraceutical products at the largest retailers in the world. From 2006-2010, Mr. Simon co-founded Biofuel Energy Corp (Nasdaq - BIOF) and served as COO, EVP, and Board member, while there he led a team of more than 200 employees and grew revenue to over $650 MM per year. Mr. Simon has earned extensive Board leadership experience contributing as a Chairman and/or Board Member to more than 10 public and private companies and universities. Having lived in 4 countries and worked in over 30, Mr. Simon has acquired extensive international business experience and is proficient in both the Spanish and Japanese languages.
Lisa Cerny - Head of Client Relations
Lisa has over 8 years professional finance, consulting and management experience at a number of large banks (Deutsche Bank, Suncorp Bank), Consulting (Deloitte, Amobee) within Australia and New York. She acquired a dual bachelor degree of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and Economics (International Trade and Finance) at the University of Queensland and spent one year abroad studying at University College Dublin. Whilst working at Deloitte and Suncorp Bank she acquired her Chartered Accountant (CPA) Qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and also obtained a masters in Taxation at the University of Sydney, specializing in Transfer Pricing Tax.
At Suncorp, she was involved in managing and coordinating the bank wide Basel II program (Implementation of new risk rating models and advanced accreditation submission) liaising with key stakeholders including Executive Board, Bank Steering Committee, Finance, Credit, Model Technical Committee, Economic Capital, Data Governance, Process, Business Technology and Distribution teams.
Lisa also worked on the Credit Risk Basel III, Global Technology and Operations team at Deutsche Bank in New York ensuring all regulations including Basel III, IHC, CCAR, and system processes were adhered to and in working order. Following her time at Deutsche Bank, she conducted and managed a 90 day post merger integration of Amobee and TURN ensuring all work streams (Executive Board, Business Technology, Operations, Brand Intelligence, HR, IT, Sales, ANZ, SEA, Real Estate and Finance) achieved their milestones to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.
Her passions in life include surfing, yoga, meditation, travel and snowboarding.
Kaushik Ghosh - Sr. Blockchain Developer
Kaushik Ghosh is a full stack blockchain and smart contract developer. He has worked on over 30 projects leveraging blockchain technology in the fields of gambling, credit risk assessment, healthcare, finance, and supply chain management. He graduated from Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (KIET) in 2015 with a B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Dr. Ellen Jorgensen -Technical Advisor
Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is co-founder Scientific Director of Brooklyn Bio, a research collective in Brooklyn New York. In 2017, Fast Company magazine named her one of their Most Creative Leaders in Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from New York University, spent over 30 years in the biotechnology industry, and is currently adjunct faculty at The Cooper Union. Dr. Jorgensen is passionate about increasing science literacy in both student and adult populations, particularly in the areas of molecular and synthetic biology. In 2009 she cofounded Genspace, a community biolab in Brooklyn that was named one of the World's Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education. She is a SynbioLEAP fellow, an alumni of the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership THNK, and a member of the GP-write consortium to construct a human genome. She recently founded the nonprofit Biotech Without Borders to help provide access to biotech education to all. Her TED talks, “Biohacking: You Can Do It Too” and “What You Need To Know About CRISPR” have each had over a million views.
Alex Chung - Innovation Advisor
Before founding Giphy, Chung was a Hacker in Residence at Betaworks and directed media technology for companies such as MTV, Viacom, Comcast. He has managed research for Paul Allen’s R&D lab and started his career as a hardware engineer at Intel. A serial entrepreneur whose past projects include The Fridge, a private social network acquired by Google, and several others backed by investors such as YCombinator, Mitch Kapor, Google, Intel, Yahoo, and others. He was named on Business Insider’s Top 25 most influential technologists in New York, Fast Company’s most creative people in business, Ad Age’s 50 most creative people of 2016, and has degrees in philosophy, computer engineering, and graphic design.
Deepak Hathiramani - Security Advisor
Deepak Hathiramani is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vistronix Holdings, Inc., a customer-focused professional services company that provides National Security Information systems, solutions and services to protect our country’s safety, security and economic well-being through ingenuity, innovation and mission expertise. As an agile mission systems innovator and employer-of-choice in National Security, Vistronix’ solutions leverage our differentiated capabilities in Big Data & Cloud Analytics, Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Network Centric Solutions, Geospatial Decision Support and Enterprise Data Management for government customers charged with our nation’s security.
Nationally recognized as a leader, Vistronix was a finalist for the 2013 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Government Contractor “GovCon” Awards and the 2012 National Capital Area Business Ethics Award. Vistronix has received several awards including Inc. magazine’s Inc500 for three consecutive years, and Top 50 Tech Places to Work.
Mr. Hathiramani has more than 25 years of management and technical experience with privately funded and venture-funded high-tech start-ups. Prior to Vistronix, Mr. Hathiramani worked with high-tech start-ups including Nx Networks (previously known as Netrix Corporation) through its Initial Public Offering and Cinnabar Software until its sale to publically traded KMW Systems.
Mr. Hathiramani received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Mathematics/Physics from the University of Bombay, India. Mr. Hathiramani has completed several Business Executive Programs from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College and possesses a Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration.
Mr. Hathiramani currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and is a member of George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering Advisory Board and Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Senior Advisory Board. In the past, Mr. Hathiramani served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Technology Alliance and was a member of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s E-Communities Task Force.
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