Amal Graafstra

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Amal Graafstra
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OrganizationMicrochip implant
TitleCEO of Microchip implant

Amal Graafstra, CEO of Dangerous Things and Vivokey is a Biohacker and Microchip implant developer, known for his work on implantable RFID/NFC human implantable microchip innovation and retail accessibility for the world market.[1] Prior to Dangerous Things, human implantable RFID technology wasn't well adopted with the human civilian population.[2]

Since 2008,[3] Amal has worked alongside multiple researchers and scientists to develop and produce NFC Microchip implant (human)|microchip implants and biohacking procedures.


  • 2013 - Founded Dangerous Things in Seattle
  • 2013 - Built the first commercially available implantable NFC compliant transponder[4][5]
  • 2017 - Founded Vivokey[6]
  • 2018 - Under Vivokey developed the first commercially available cryptographically-secure human implantable NFC transponders. The Vivokey Spark[7] as well as the Vivokey Flex One.


  1., Andrew Zaleski, special to (2016-05-28). "This body hacker is turning people into cyborgs". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  2. Ismail, Kardo Kamaran, Podder A, Olsen N (2019). Adoption of Human Microchip Implants for Business Organizations (Thesis). Aalborg University.
  3. Ip, R.; Michael, Katina; Michael, M. (2008-06-24). "Amal Graafstra- The Do-It-Yourselfer RFID Implantee: The culture, values and ethics of hobbyist implantees: a case study". Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive).
  4. "Dangerous Things' xNT: a personal NFC chip in your hand". the Guardian. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  5. "Brave New Coin". Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  6. "VivoKey Technologies". Crunchbase. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Embodied computing : wearables, implantables, embeddables, ingestibles. Pedersen, Isabel. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2020. ISBN 978-0-262-35779-1. OCLC 1129596819.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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