Blockchain Smartphone Maker Sirin Labs, Scanetchain Partner To Create New Paradigm For Mobile

Announcements, Blockchain, News | September 5, 2018 By:

Switzerland-based blockchain smartphone maker Sirin Labs has teamed with augmented reality (AR) blockchain platform Scanetchain to create a new paradigm for mobile.

Sirin Labs, which raised over $157 million in its initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, is the creator of the $17,000 ultra-secure Solarin smartphone, and developer of the first blockchain smartphone and all-in-one personal computer called Finney. Finney devices run on the company’s Sirin operating system, powered by IOTA’s Tangle technology.

Scanetchain is the first commercial DApp developed through the NEM blockchain. It is a decentralized open platform that aims to disrupt the commerce industry by ensuring interoperability of advertising, shopping, contents, and social networking services using AR technology.

The partnership will see both companies jointly conduct initiatives aimed at further expanding token based economies and enabling greater value to smartphone users and blockchain enthusiasts around the world. The ScanetchainAR service app will be pre-loaded onto Finney to enable “Scan to Search,” and allow users to upload AR markers and matching data content direct from the Finney smartphone. Since Finney has an embedded cold storage wallet feature, Scanetchain’s SWC token will also be pre-listed.

David Ham, CEO of Scanetchain, said tha they believe that providing new capabilities to users through smart mobile devices is the only way to mass adoption of technology, and they will work closely with Sirin Labs to make that a possibility.

“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Sirin Labs, they are the first in the world to develop a blockchain phone, and we are very excited to be able to provide the features and functions of our Scanetchain AR dapp to the Finney Smartphone ecosystem,” Ham said.

Asaf Eldad, VP Business Development at Sirin Labs, said that Scanetchain’s AR and blockchain solution will provide Finney DApp users with the ability to Scan to Search, create AR markers and upload matching data, creating new value for all users.

“We are excited to partner and welcome Scanetchain to the Sirin Labs ecosystem,” said Eldad. “This partnership further helps bringing blockchain closer to our day-to-day lives and mass adoption.”