'A company called Sirin Labs is developing an open-source smartphone
that runs on a fee-less blockchain. "The Finney -- named in honor of
bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney -- will be the only smartphone in the world
that's fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic coins,"
reports Engadget. The company is launching a crowdsale event this
October (date to be confirmed) to support the phone's development.
From the report:
According to Sirin, all Finney devices (there's an all-in-one PC
coming, too) will form an independent blockchain network powered by
IOTA's Tangle technology. The network will operate without centralized
backbones or mining centers cluttering up the transaction process,
using the SRN token as its default currency (only SRN token holders
will be able to purchase the device). And it'll all run on a Sirin
operating system specially designed to support blockchain applications
such as crypto wallets and secure exchange access. The phone comes
with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a device with a
$1,000 price tag, including a 256GB internal memory and 16MP camera,
plus a hefty suite of security measures. '
-- source: https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/17/09/27/0749240
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