Cryonics x Crypto: Cryonauts, the new NFT for Cryopreservation Launches

3 min readJun 29, 2022
Just three possible Cryonauts you can mint

Are you a cryopreservation enthusiast and curious about crypto? If yes, then you’re in for a real treat! Tomorrow Biostasis, a cryopreservation company based in Switzerland, helped by LongevityDAO, has just launched Cryonauts: the world’s first non-fungible token (NFT) that lets users help fund the company while potentially winning a free body freezing.

Each Cryonaut is slated to be minted for 0.10 ETH, or about $100-$200 at today’s prices. There will be a maximum of 10,000 cryonauts in total, so minters have a minimum of 1:10,000 chance of getting the cryopreservation. However, if fewer than 10,000 are minted then the chance can be much higher. For example, if only 900 are minted, the chance of getting a cryopreservation is 1:900. With cryopreservation being worth $400,000, that’s a $400 value and a great deal!

What is cryopreservation?

Cryopreservation, which is also known as cryonics, body preservation, biostasis, or body freezing, is a developing technology that enables longevity. Cryopreservation is a way of preserving a person’s mind and body for many generations and a way to extend live. It gives people frozen a chance to be revived in a future where medical technology has advanced to the point where diseases and age-related conditions can be cured.

It involves cooling the body to subzero temperatures in order to stop all biological activity. Chemical processes occur exponentially more slowly at lower temperatures: about 10x slower for each 10 C cooler due to the Arrhenius equation. This means that at liquid nitrogen temperatures, onemillion years is equal to one second at room temperature.

There are a few cryopreservation companies, most famously Alcor. TomorrowBiostasis is an upstart in Switzerland aiming for higher quality techniques and issuing Cryonauts.

How can I get my Cryonauts?

The easiest way to get a Cryonaut is to mint from the LongevityDAO website after it launches. There will 10,000 of these tokens in existence, and they will be sold for 0.10 ETH (approximately $110) each.

While Cryonauts hasn’t launched yet, you can already sign up for as many 50% discount spots as you like on their whitelist site here.

What are NFTs?

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital assets that are stored on a blockchain. Unlike fiat currency or other digital assets, NFTs cannot be exchanged for another asset of the same type. Each NFT is unique and represents a specific item, such as a piece of digital art, a voting token, or a piece of digital real estate.

The company plans to use the proceeds to further its research and development efforts,

If you’re interested in cryonics and the future of science and technology, then Cryonauts are definitely worth checking out. They offer a unique opportunity to become a part of a community that is working towards extending life and preserving the human mind for future generations.