Rumor: Huawei working on ‘blockchain smartphone’

Mar

22

2018

Smartphonemaker Huawei talked to Sirin Labs, the company behind the ‘blockchain smartphone’ Finney. According to financial news agency Bloomberg, Huawei is working on smartphones that are focused on blockhouse applications.

Sirin Labs Finney Huawei and Sirin Labs confirm in a Bloomberg article to be in conversation, but do not say what it is about. The financial news agency says it has heard from anonymous sources that Huawei wants to build a smartphone with software from Sirin Labs.

Sirin Labs wants to release the Finney this year. The smartphone mentioned by crypto expert Hal Finney has, among other things, a built-in hardware wallet, where users can store tokens. The phone also has support for sharing resources via p2p. The Finney also has a security switch for the security of tokens and the possibility for three-stage authentication via biometrics, a pattern and ‘behavior’, although it is unclear exactly how that works. Presumably, the software looks for signals that point to intruders, such as attempts to install apk’s or downgrade the baseband, or the entry of suspicious messages.

Sirin Labs has published the roadmap and functions of its Sirin OS in a white paper . It would not be the first time that Huawei integrates technology from another company into its smartphones. The Knuckle Touch feature, which has now been in high-end models for several years, comes from start-up Qeexo.

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