Encrypgen is a company making a blockchain-based peer-to-peer DNA data market place that was founded by David Koepsell and Vanessa Gonzalez Covarrubias. The company offers a blockchain-based network for sharing genetic data called the Gene-Chain, and also offers other DNA related products and services. The Gene-Chain empowers users to store and monetize their genetic data by sharing it with buyers looking to obtain genetic data such as research scientists and health related service providers. Gene-Chain miners are rewarded with DNA tokens, which are the medium of exchange on the Gene-Chain marketplace. DNA tokens are ERC-20 cryptocurrency tokens and are available for purchase on many cryptocurrency exchanges.
Vanessa Gonzalez Covarrubias
Startup Wants to Sell Your DNA for Cryptocurrency
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- CryptocurrencyA cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.
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