Quick Take

  • New apps encourage decentralized behavior.
  • The phone is shipping this summer.

Pundi, the creators of the first blockchain point-of-service system, showed The Block their latest mobile device, the Pundi X. This phone – which is shipping in July or August – offers a “regular” mode and a “blockchain” mode that runs decentralized apps. Their latest creation? Something called dUber that taxi drivers can use to pick up riders without relying on a centralized server.

Details are slim but generally the system will store the metadata – the initiating and terminating requests – on the blockchain and offer a completely decentralized way to pay for rides, mobile minutes, and data. The package is quite compact and, while it isn’t a Samsung foldable, quite handsome.

The idea of a blockchain phone has long haunted the crypto community and this wild ride into hardware might be just what it needs to start building real mobile crypto apps. 

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2019-02-24 22:18:01
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