Statement on Cryptosteel Open-Source Origins

Just as bitcoin is an open-source concept, the idea for Cryptosteel springs directly from open-source philosophy. It was our vision to make our design available to everyone, and it was our hope our product would inspire innovation in all corners of the world.

We are observing that many duplicates have been made based on our blueprints, and we are pleased that this confirms the mission of our idea and the quality of our design. We are proud to have been the first to recognize the need for indestructible offline data storage among users of cryptocurrency. Indeed, we’ve proven that the segment is viable and growing. What’s more, those copying our designs have proven that we’ve designed a product so functional and durable that copycat can only produce an knock-off.

Note, however, that the designs we’ve put up online may be copied freely, but only on the condition that Cryptosteel will be correctly credited on the product and packaging. Unfortunately, some of those copying from us have not played by the rules of the sharing economy, violating our open-source license and ideology.

In fact, we are discovering companies using not only our uncredited designs, but also our trademark-protected brand name and marketing materials. Some players have gone beyond unfair competition and are committing outright theft of our intellectual property, despite our warnings. We have no choice but to take legal action against these offenders.

To all who are considering use of the Cryptosteel open-source designs, we encourage you to build on them instead of making cloned copies. We also ask that you follow the law and respect our rights of authorship and ownership where applicable.

About Us

Cryptosteel is the premier indestructible backup tool for optimal offline storage of private keys, passwords and wallet recovery seeds without any third-party involvement. The technology combines the age-old idea of engraving with a DIY assembly format and materials that are stainless, rust-free, and fireproof up to 1200°C/2100°F to survive extreme conditions and unthinkable abuse.

The Cryptosteel company headquarters are in the UK and all Cryptosteel products are assembled in Poland’s ore-rich Lower Silesia, home of company founder and cryptocurrency enthusiast Wojtek Stopiński.

Cryptosteel indestructible backup tools are compatible with the awesome Bitcoin security hardware wallets solutions Trezor and Ledgerwallet.