You may have heard of PundiX, well they’re coming out with a new blockchain-powered phone, following in the same footsteps as Samsung, HTC and the most recent, LG.
Unveiled at the IFA this week, the new phone – dubbed Blok on Blok (BOB) – will run completely on Function X, the companies bespoke blockchain. PundiX which sets itself up as a blockchain point of sales solution.
The phone is blockchain-based but despite this, it will also include interoperability with the Android operating system. Users will be able to switch from Function X to Android in just the click of a button. This leads to new opportunities in a wider audience.
In terms of where blockchain comes into this, the device is able to make the most of dApps. Furthermore, the phone is set to double as a node for the Function X blockchain.
The phone will first be available for preorder for just a shade under $600 on Kickstarter in the fourth quarter of this year. At first, production will be limited with PundiX supplying 5,000 units of the hone which will be designed as a prototype before the device is officially launched.
The co-founder and CEO of PundiX, Zac Cheah highlighted that BOB is just the stepping stone for greater plans by PundiX:
“BOB marks a big step forward in our mission of creating a Blockchain Internet, a fully decentralized network where every piece of data shared is under the owner’s control. More importantly, BOB gives a sneak peek of a world powered entirely by blockchain technology, where everyone has control over their own data, and everything is executed with the expectations of immutability and transparency.”
Blockchain phones seem to be gaining traction throughout the world but despite this, Apple hasn’t got onboard which is strange to me. It seems that as the world’s leading phone manufacturer, blockchain would have been implemented in the new iPhone 11/pro but not a peep of the word was mentioned at this year’s keynote…