Finney Blockchain Phone’s Commercial Launch Announced By Sirin Labsbr>
Switzerland-based smartphone maker Sirin Labs has announced the commercial launch of its first blockchain smartphone Finney.
Sirin Labs first announced its plan to create a blockchain smartphone in September 2017. After raising $157 million in its initial coin offering (ICO) in December, the company partnered with FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to lead the original design and manufacturing of the Finney smartphone.
The $999 Finney smartphone, which is based on both Android and Sirin’s open-source operating system SIRIN OS, is now available for sale on Sirin Labs’ website. It will offer its users a truly mobile blockchain experience, complete with an embedded cold storage crypto wallet, combined with “state of the art” mobile technology and design. The device’s Token Conversion Service (TCS) eliminates the need for visiting external exchanges by converting supported tokens and coins.
“We’re now proudly selling a flagship device that offers the user experience we have envisioned for our SIRIN OS,” said Moshe Hogeg, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sirin Labs. “We’re taking a huge step forward in bridging the gap between the blockchain economy and the consumer market. Finney is the mobile and truly secure experience crypto holders have been longing for.”
The Finney smartphone is currently available for pre-order for holders of the sirin (SRN) token. The website will soon offer additional channels of payments, including credit card. The device will also be available to purchase on Amazon Launchpad from January 2019. In addition, Sirin will open two flagship concept stores first in London (December 2018), which willl also function as a blockchain academy, and later in Tokyo (January 2019).
“In an increasingly insecure digital world, where hackers in all corners of the globe are out to steal whatever they can, consumers need a product that gives them confidence their data is safe,” said Kenes Rakishev, Chairman of Sirin Labs. “With no solution available until now, many crypto users took a step back to a more primitive time and were using pen and paper to record their private key code. This and other ‘cold storage’ solutions are impenetrable to hacks but are also totally impractical for modern living. Finney is unique and is the only phone with an embedded cold storage wallet. There is nothing else like it on the market.”