Crypto startup Pundi X today revealed a new blockchain-powered smartphone called the XPhone, at the ongoing XBlockchain Summit in Bali.
Function X and XPhone To Bring Blockchain to Everyday Life
Pundi X, best known for their NPXS cryptocurrency token, XPASS card, and Pundi XPOS point-of-sales devices for retail transactions, has announced a blockchain-powered smartphone called the XPhone. The firm made the announcement and invited journalists and attendees alike to test out demo units of the XPhone today at the XBlockchain Summit.
In addition to the XPhone, Pundi X also revealed its first blockchain-based operating system and “communication protocol for mobile devices,” called Function X. Through Function X, users can make calls, send messages, and transmit data independently from centralize carriers like Verizon and Sprint. A press release explains that users can route phone calls and messages via blockchain nodes, eliminating the need for a phone number.
Pundi X calls Function X a “new transmission protocol for the blockchain age,” and hopes the “innovation significantly expands the use of blockchain technology beyond financial transfers.”
Function X is being touted as an “ecosystem” and with it brings a new transmission protocol and decentralized file storage system called FXTP and IPFX respectively.