Bitcoin and 3D printing are two of the most up-and-coming technologies we have seen in a long time. They both have the potential to upend traditional ways of living in more ways than one. One company, called Polychemy realizes this, and has decided to combine the idea of 3D printing personalized jewelry with the ability to transfer funds via Bitcoin.
In doing so, they have come up with a 3D printed bitcoin necklace that features on it, a QR code which can hold a bitcoin wallet address. This is the address used when one bitcoin user wishes to send funds to another user — a process that can be completely anonymous. As you likely know if you have ever used bitcoin, each address is a complicated series of letters and numbers, nearly impossible for the majority of us to memorize. Carrying along a QR code which represents this number in a users wallet is a way many people deal with this complexity.
The idea started out as one which simply aimed to create custom necklaces featuring QR codes of virtually any data a customer would want, such as a phone number, a simple text message, or a URL, but the idea of creating a bitcoin wallet on a necklace is one which may gain quite a bit of interest from the bitcoin community.
“Polychemy QR Code Necklaces allows our customers to engrave any-type of QR code data unto the surface of the pendant,” a representative form Polychemy told Bitcoinist. “Customers can engrave names, Urls and Bitcoin address too. We have always been fascinated with Bitcoin, and are big fans of the technology. We wanted to give back to the community any way we can.”
For those interested in creating their own QR code necklaces with their Bitcoin wallet address or any other text, they can do so by visiting the QR Code Necklace Generator on Polychemy’s website. All that you have to do is enter the text/number/bitcoin address that you would like on your necklace, then select the type of metal and chain length. Metal options include 18k Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver Palladium 900, or Platinum 999, and they range in price starting from $129.99 and going up to $579.99 per necklace.
This is really quite a unique idea, one which combines 3D printing and Bitcoin in a way which can certainly make a Bitcoin enthusiast’s life a ‘bit’ easier. What do you think of this idea? Would you purchase one of these for yourself? Discuss in the Polychemy forum thread on 3DPB.com.