Forced HODL

Forced HODL gives users free ETH wallets. Users receive keystore files. The password to decrypt this file is released after a preset time determined by the user. This allows gifting of locked assets.

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As a young person, I remember getting savings bonds from my Grandma. It was a wonderful way to save. The catch was that you couldn't redeem them years. This taught me to delay gratification and the value of saving.

ForcedHODL brings this concept to a new generation

Users create Ethereum wallets that are timelocked for a set interval. You can choose days, weeks, months, or years. The user receives either a paper wallet or keystore file. The files are encrypted with a passcode that won't be revealed to the user until that time has lapsed

Users can fill these wallets with ETH, governance tokens, yield-bearing tokens, NFTs, or any other Ethereum compatable asset. This project seeks to provide a pubic good to Chicago and the world by enabling people to give the gift of Ethereum as well as teach the lesson of delayed gratification and the value of saving.

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