World’s First Blockchain Smartphone Now Available

Asia Blockchain Review
December 9, 2019

The world’s first smartphone powered by blockchain is developed by cryptocurrency sales network Singapore-based Pundi X Labs. Called Blok on Blok (BOB), the smartphone uses the highly encrypted and secure blockchain ecosystem.

BOB can be bought in various cryptocurrencies with Pundi X’s digital asset wallet app Xwallet which connects other digital asset wallets with the company’s payment system. The pre-order price for the app’s users is $539 from now until December 14.

Supporting Function X Blockchain

The smartphone runs on open-source operating system (OS) Function X but its base OS is Android 9.0 which makes it function like a regular Android smartphone.

The decentralized blockchain ecosystem encrypts every task on the phone, be it sending texts, making calls, browsing the web, and file sharing, making it very secure. Each unit of the phone is a node that supports the Function X blockchain system. Users can route phone calls and messages via blockchain nodes without the need for phone numbers.

Toggling Between Two Systems

Pundi X Labs has said the BOB allows users to have absolute control over their data and seamlessly switch to the Android OS whenever they want to use Android-based apps and services.

“Blockchain-based calling and messaging can be toggled on and off on the phone operating system which is built on Android 9.0,” the BOB concept paper states. “XPhone users can enjoy all the blockchain has to offer, as well as the traditional functionalities of an Android smartphone.”

The company envisions the BOB to be the second phone designed to be different from the main phone. Previously called XPhone, the BOB comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon GPU 512 with 64-bit addressing, 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, which can be expanded to 512GB.


About Asia Blockchain Review

Asia Blockchain Review is the largest initiative for media and community building in Asia for blockchain technology. It aims to connect all blockchain enthusiasts on a regional scale and facilitate the technological foundation of blockchain through a range of group discussions, technical workshops, conferences, and consulting programs.

Our goal is to cultivate and encourage a collaborative community for our members to gather, share their experiences and endeavors in the blockchain space, and brainstorm the potential uses of blockchain technology.

Follow Asia Blockchain Review on:

    Related Article
    Blockchain Enables Verification of COVID-19 Immunity
    Given the virus is not going to disappear in a hurry and we are some time away from vaccinating the ...

    November 21, 2020

    Illicit Cryptocurrency Activity: A Concern
    Market regulators such as SEC has accepted cryptocurrencies as a financial instrument and are consta...

    November 20, 2020

    IBM Using Blockchain to Help Businesses Reopen during COVID-19
    IBM’s healthcare unit, IBM Watson recently announced that they will soon be launching an app to supp...

    November 20, 2020

    Canadian Pacific Railway Collaborates with TradeLens
    Canadian Pacific Railway recently collaborated with TradeLens in a bid to improve its efficacy as an...

    November 19, 2020

    We provide information about Asia Blockchain Review latest activities as well as global blockchain news and research. Subscribe to our Newsletter now or Contact us