I’m at the Bitcoin Foundation conference, where the trailer for The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin was introduced. It can be found here: http://theriseandriseofbitcoin.com/
A brief shot of my laser machine cutting private keys is visible in the film. I’m seeing a couple of questions frequently asked.
What kind of laser paper cutter do you use to cut private key circles? I seen it in the bitcoin doc.
It’s an Epilog Mini. It cuts all kinds of things, costs around $15,000 and required new duct work to be added to vent the smoke to the outside. They show their cutters at CES every year, if you go there. I also use this machine to engrave bitcoin addresses on 2-factor bars and coins.
Found your videos on YouTube last night. I also found this trailer on the forums today. http://player.vimeo.com/video/66482225
At 1:37 it looks like there are some sensitive codes well within readable focus. Isn’t this from your operation and thus a serious concern or am I missing something in the way you produce your coins?
Just thought I would point it out to you.
With the paranoia I publicly display regarding even my Bitcoin addresses, I trust that the number of those who anticipate that I would allow filming of real codes going into real coins is relatively few. I suppose it’s a fair and perfectly reasonable question to ask, especially with spectacular failures seen elsewhere among operators of Bitcoin-related services.
The codes I allowed to be filmed are from a sheet that was going in the garbage: a sheet from misspelled series 1 holograms, whose backs (public side) are not compatible with the newer windowed design. The resulting Bitcoin addresses can be found in my initial publication of 11,000 series 1 addresses. The codes have no value, have already been thrown away, and will not be used in coins. You might have noticed they are being cut in circles (series 1 shape), and not circle-with-bump (shape for current coin production), and that all of these codes are the old 22-characters and not the 30 character codes I’ve been using for a while.
No one has asked this yet, but I am also seen “making” some coins. As my security policy totally prohibits creating real coins on camera, these coins do not contain real private keys – instead the paper shows the word “VOID” in bold, very clearly, through the window. I call them “voidcoins” or “presscoins”, as I allow the photographer to keep one or two of the completed ones if they wish. All such coins are 0.5 BTC denomination.