A Look At Blockchain Smartphones Available Now

Posted: Oct 9 2019, 8:19am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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A Look At Blockchain Smartphones Available Now

There is probably no one in the world who has not heard of cryptocurrencies. In the past few years, the general public’s awareness of the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum has skyrocketed. This has happened to such a degree that there are literally millions of us using Bitcoin wallets offered by Luno and other well established names in the industry.

On the other hand, blockchain is not necessarily that well known and its capabilities maybe a little less. So although we know that blockchain is the basis of cryptocurrencies, many of us know little more than that. Anyways, this technology is extremely adaptable and is being applied to many industries/sectors from health to disaster recovery.

So that it will come as no surprise that blockchain is shifting its attention to mobile. This has resulted in manufacturers around the world now producing blockchain ready smartphones, which allow users to have access to blockchain technology whenever they need it and from wherever they are. With a number of these devices now on the market, we’ve picked out a few of the best.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung’s Galaxy range has been one of the most successful of all time in terms of sales, and the key to their success, for the most part, has been the adoption of the latest technology. Therefore, it will come as no surprise that their most recent release, the Samsung Galaxy S10, is cryptocurrency and blockchain ready. The device comes equipped with a crypto wallet, which supports the most popular digital currencies around, and there are decentralised apps available to download and use too.

HTC Exodus One

HTC are also key players in the smartphone arena, and they too have looked to embrace blockchain and cryptocurrencies, rather than shunning them. In the case of the HTC Exodus One, users will notice the device runs on the native Android OS, but it does come complete with a secure blockchain environment, and this sees crypto storage and transactions take place. The Exodus One also comes equipped with a hardware wallet, which can store the most popular types of cryptocurrencies, and there’s a recovery option should the device and user be separated too.

Sirin Labs Finney

In a world of firsts, Finney is the first-ever blockchain smartphone to hit the market, and therefore it’s proven very popular with crypto users around the world. Rather than use a native OS, the device uses bespoke firmware based on Android and has a similar vibe to HTC handsets. As well as being able to provide storage for a range of cryptos, Finney also includes access to its version in Sirin Labs Token, which is useable in the company’s DApp store. Unlike other blockchain-enabled devices, Sirin Labs Finney brings p2p data sharing and encrypted communications to the table, delivering what is a thorough blockchain experience on mobile.

The three handsets above cover a fantastic range of blockchain ready smartphones which are already on the market and proving successful. While Sirin Labs Finney is potentially the pick of the bunch as it offers a broader range of blockchain advantages, it’s interesting to see tech giants such as Samsung and HTC have got involved with the trend, and there’s likely to be more to come from the two smartphone developers moving forward.

As expected, Samsung being the latest manufacturer to try with blockchain and cryptos has sent ripples throughout the industry, with LG now believed to be taking a keen interest themselves. LG will likely respond with their own blockchain-friendly handset soon, with efforts already said to be underway.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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