All posts by Dr. David Koepsell

Encrypgen puts you in control of your genomic data

California GIPA privacy laws and genetic data

27 November, 2021 by

The Gene-Chain only transmits de-identified genetic data. We strip all identifiable data from it. Moreover, because we never ask you who you are, you can create and account, upload data, sell it, and get paid all via any email address you want to use. Nothing more is needed. We have always complied with both HIPAA… Read more

EncrypGen Bond Sale Concludes

24 March, 2021 by

This week, our bond sale concluded with a total of about $200,000 USD raised. The sale was hosted on CoinMetro’s Ignium platform. The bonds are security tokens, convertible to equity after two years, or redeemable for the original investment. The purpose of the sale was to help us to jumpstart our user base. We know… Read more

March 12, 2021 Live Video Update from Dr. Koepsell

12 March, 2021 by

Dr. Koepsell updates on website redesign, partnership with, Security Token Offering, and more.

Your new DNA tokens

10 February, 2021 by

The swap has concluded and if you had your tokens as we suggested in an Ethereum wallet like Metamask or MEW, or on the Gene-Chain, you will have access to your new tokens. From your Ethereum wallet, add the new smart contract address, usually with the choice to “add custom token” This is the new… Read more

The Big $DNA Token Swap

1 February, 2021 by

We are excited that Coinmetro has agreed to list the $DNA token on their exchange, which makes it widely available, including and especially to US users and researchers. To accomplish this we are upgrading the DNA token from its current, older erc20 standard to a newer one with some helpful governance features which is compatible… Read more

2020 Year-end recap and looking ahead to 2021

25 December, 2020 by

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. We have been lucky. We did not go out of business, we aren’t among the millions dead, jobless, homeless, or permanently injured. But like all businesses, we had to adapt, and suffered setbacks that related largely to the chilling effects on the economy of a global pandemic. Nevertheless… Read more

Encrypgen nurtures the community of researchers, scientists and doctors in the field of genomics

Mid-year Update, June 2020

13 June, 2020 by

In November 2018 we became the first genomic blockchain free market for data to go online. As of today, we remain the only such marketplace. Other companies that came along in 2017 promising to develop similar products have all deviated from the model, offering subscriptions, of shares in public benefit corps, or other models, none… Read more

Murrieta Genomics and Encrypgen partnership

EncrypGen and Nebula collaborate!

3 March, 2020 by

EncrypGen and Nebula Genomics announce a historic cooperative effort to spread 30x whole genome sequencing to the masses. Orders of magnitude better than most genetic testing, Nebula’s tests will provide vital information about your genetic makeup, and EncrypGen’s Gene-Chain allows you to anonymously share de-identified data with researchers while earning money back. This duo makes… Read more

The EncrypGen Year in Review

16 December, 2019 by

In 2017, when we first began this journey, the idea of using blockchain to help secure and monetize individual genomic data ownership for research was still novel. We are proud to have paved the way for a flurry of imitators who have emerged since then. Few have persevered as we have to reach both the… Read more

The DNA Economy

30 August, 2019 by

When we first thought up the idea of the Gene-Chain, we had a grand conception of creating an entire economy. DNA, we thought, is the one thing every living human being has, and its value when found in less-advantaged populations may even be greater than in those found in the developed world. Truly, we thought,… Read more