The graduate student Sander Wuyts has successfully solved the problem of storing digital information in DNA. This task was set by the professor of the European Institute of Bioinformatics Nick Goldman who offered to read the keys within a cryptocurrency encrypted in this way, in order to receive 1 bitcoin as a reward. “The DNA contained: instructions how to get a bitcoin, the logo of the European Institute of Bioinformatics and some other things,” the author of the project said. “I had doubts about the possibility of using DNA to store data. But now I know very well that this new technology offers great opportunities, maybe even for my own future research,” he said. At the time of setting the task a bitcoin was cost about $329, and now its price is about $11,000.
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