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This former military bunker in the Swiss mountains is keeping Bitcoin safe

The Aiguille Verte mountain summit is pictured on the Mont-Blanc Massif from Emosson, Switzerland, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Keys are being stored in bunkers in Switzerland that provide access to the balance on the bitcoin network Image: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Joon Ian Wong
Technology Reporter, Quartz
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 The entrance to the Deltalis data center.
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The entrance to the bunker
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 The lobby of the Deltalis data center, with a man-trap on the right.
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 Entering the data center proper
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 Michel Streiff of Deltalis with one of the Cold War-era military maps
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