Update: May 24, 2018 - The simplest and safest use of these Iotains is to send us your public code, for your own Iota Seed, and we will custom make some coins with that address on the back of the coin. On the front will be the Iota logo and you will be able to distribute these coins so others can send Iotas easily to your account.
Iotains are a combination of printed QR codes and metal coated labels die cut and placed on real United States coins for the purpose of making hard copy iota objects that can be given away for fun and promotion. The feature with iotains as an object is that with our printing technologies the coins can be made individually for each coin to work as an independent vehicle of value, separate from a person's wallet. This is similar to real-world currency in that respect. Most importantly as iota is capable of handling micro-transactions, this coin can be made inexpensively compared to casted coins and the other non-functioning display pieces commonly for sale as "coins". As an object the iotain can have value added to the paper wallet as iota value through the public QR code that is printed on a durable glossy finish and applied to the back of a coin. This can be done without interference or reference to the seed which is printed behind a thin protective vinyl label with an iota logo on the front of the coin.
The iota seed is printed on the same durable material and hidden for protection behind the iota logo. The iota logo is printed on a thin vinyl with a rust or metal coated finish to add a sense of relief and originality to the coins. Once the top layer is removed the seed is displayed and can be accessed via the QR code.
At any point the labels can be removed and you still have a coin of some denomination that can be used as a regular US coin. Available in Nickel, Quarter, US Dollar and Half-Dollar coins with their respective value applied by default. Any reasonable value can be applied by request or by adding iota to the public key. More information and the back story and further descriptions of Iotains, an iota coin are available at iotain.com.
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