The first blockchain smartphone will come preloaded with Ethereum client Status

Blockchain technologies aren’t limited to the virtual world. The foundation of decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum is also being applied to hardware products.

According to, Sirin Labs, the company that created the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, announced a smartphone named Finney, which it claims is the only smartphone in the world that’s entirely secure. That means it is safe enough to hold cryptographic coins.

Today, Sirin has announced that Finney will come preloaded with mobile Ethereum client Status. The integration will enable seamless use of both the Finney and Status tokens.

Status, which successfully raised more than $100 million in less than 24 hours via its SNT token sale, is currently developing its solution — an open source messaging platform and mobile browser that allows users to interact with decentralized applications (dApps) that run on the Ethereum network.

That means Finney will come preloaded with the ability to access encrypted messages, smart contracts, digital currencies, and more.

The combination of a secure smartphone and the Status messaging and browser platform is certainly an intriguing one, as it places a fully decentralized solution in its users’ pockets.

Moshe Hogeg, founder and CEO of Sirin Labs, told VentureBeat:

Our goal is to standardize blockchain technology while maintaining a simple and friendly user experience.

Blockchain trade and cross-platform experience is anything but seamless these days. Together with Status, and additional strategic partners, we will develop a secure open source OS to connect between tokens and allow those transitions to be completely seamless and fee-less to the user, which will speed the mass adoption of the technology.

The Finney smartphone, with Ethereum technology preloaded, will be available next year.

Written by Brad Chillum

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