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The $1,000 device is aimed at the crypto community. Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model 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. 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 (£740) price tag, including a 256GB internal memory and 16MP camera, plus a hefty suite of security measures. A behavioral-based intrusion prevention system, physical security switch and blockchain-based tamper proof feature mean that, in theory, it's going to take considerable effort to hack. But the question is whether anyone would want to. "The crypto community" is still a niche market, certainly more niche than the affluent business market the $14,000 Solarin was intended for, and that didn't work out so well -- only 10 months after its launch the company laid off a third of its staff, claiming it would be "pursuing new directions to a new product line". Some have suggested the Solarin was a product ahead of its time, and the Finney may well be too.

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This is an interesting smartphone and I am sure that many crypto-fans would be interested to buy one or even more once this can be out into the market. The price may not be that cheap but with all of its features I think this is already a big bargain. Plus you can have the privilege as being one of the first to ever use the cryptocurrency smartphone.

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I wonder what taps the device can run (Android?). And Google apps are probably out of the question. And it is not clear to me what the 'Blockchain' aspect of this phone is.

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September 26, 2017, 07:38:16 PM
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I wonder what taps the device can run (Android?). And Google apps are probably out of the question. And it is not clear to me what the 'Blockchain' aspect of this phone is.
Mнe кaжeтcя,чтo в дaннoм гaджeтe идeoлoгия «Blockchain» пpимeнeнa лишь в иcпoльзoвaнии P2P-пpoтoкoлa для пepeдaчи дaнныx...OC Sirin пoкa мoлoдa и oжидaть oт нeё мнoгoгo пoкa нe cтoит.Цeнa жe дaннoгo aгpeгaтa в 1000 дoллapoв зaявлeнa кaк нa флaгмaн,xoтя этo вcё eщё пoд бoльшим вoпpocoм.
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September 26, 2017, 08:30:35 PM
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Great plans  Grin
What about bounty programm and early investors can be take for testing flagman Solarin?
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September 26, 2017, 10:44:59 PM
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May be challenging to get past the psychological aspect of purely trading on a secure phone as well as storing coins. Personally, I feel much more secure with a computer but that's just my 2 sats.
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September 26, 2017, 11:05:53 PM
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Very interesting, though it's quite expensive I would love to get that with my spare money if there are supplies available here in my country. I think they are branding with this feature
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fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic coins
If they will stand into this thing for sure many cryptotechy people will order this once it was launched. And this is very rare since we are in the middle age of crypto economy, having one is a real privilege.

 
 

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September 27, 2017, 12:54:44 AM
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This is good news for Aeon. Smooth, the coin's developer, is waiting for something like this to build Aeon nodes for. But a phone like that should have a secure variant of Linux installed instead of Android.

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September 27, 2017, 01:10:29 AM
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This is great ,but i doubt if Sirin OS has it's own appstore like Google Playstore. If this phone is purely for blockchain intensive environment i think it is quite boring to own this one. I doubt Sirin OS is still a hybrid of Google's Android, if it is purley Sirin Os, the question is how can we launch a social intensive apps like instagram, messenger, twitter ,snapchat without linking to a google account ?
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The $1,000 device is aimed at the crypto community. Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model 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. 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 (£740) price tag, including a 256GB internal memory and 16MP camera, plus a hefty suite of security measures. A behavioral-based intrusion prevention system, physical security switch and blockchain-based tamper proof feature mean that, in theory, it's going to take considerable effort to hack. But the question is whether anyone would want to. "The crypto community" is still a niche market, certainly more niche than the affluent business market the $14,000 Solarin was intended for, and that didn't work out so well -- only 10 months after its launch the company laid off a third of its staff, claiming it would be "pursuing new directions to a new product line". Some have suggested the Solarin was a product ahead of its time, and the Finney may well be too.

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This is an interesting smartphone and I am sure that many crypto-fans would be interested to buy one or even more once this can be out into the market. The price may not be that cheap but with all of its features I think this is already a big bargain. Plus you can have the privilege as being one of the first to ever use the cryptocurrency smartphone.

DO you think you would buy one?
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October 24, 2017, 02:31:40 PM
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No mention about the baseband chip that has a proprietary blob using old-as-hell "AT" commands? All "smartphones" have one. They're all equally vulnerable.

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Since the software which runs on baseband processors is usually proprietary, it is impossible to perform an independent code audit. By reverse engineering some of the baseband chips, researchers have found security vulnerabilities that could be used to access and modify data on the phone remotely. In March 2014, makers of the free Android derivative Replicant announced they have found a backdoor in the baseband software of Samsung Galaxy phones that allows remote access to the user data stored on the phone.

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This is not what I expected... I had high hopes for someone to create a affordable phone that can be used in 3rd world

countries for Crypto currency micro payment. A phone like that will break all sale totals, even the Nokia 5230 that sold 159

million devices. The price tag for this phone is way too high for the average 3rd world citizen and more geared to the middle

class 1st world citizen.  Angry

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October 24, 2017, 06:25:54 PM
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The price tag for this phone is way too high for the average 3rd world citizen and more geared to the middle class 1st world citizen.  Angry

It's obviously not targeted to be an affordable smartphone, or more precisely said, at least not for now. If you look through all of this, it's nothing more than an attempt to milk out the general popularity of crypto, and thus the technology behind them. This smartphone is for those geeks looking to try out the latest and 'greatest' of what is there to buy. I must however add that if something is being developed on a much smaller scale, and is still in its early stage, it will cost far more than their mass production equivalents. That being said, I very much doubt that this will be a long running project -- the overall public impressions aren't that great.
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October 24, 2017, 06:50:27 PM
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This is not what I expected... I had high hopes for someone to create a affordable phone that can be used in 3rd world

countries for Crypto currency micro payment. A phone like that will break all sale totals, even the Nokia 5230 that sold 159 million devices. The price tag for this phone is way too high for the average 3rd world citizen and more geared to the middle

class 1st world citizen.  Angry


I live in a 3rd world country and i share similar sentiments. $1000 is way too high even for current high end devices.

Aside from that, its a good idea, worth investing in, after the ICO hype is over. Roll Eyes


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