Sirin Labs unveiled the final design of the first ever $1,000 blockchain smartphone, Finney; due to hit markets this November
Sirin Labs, the company that ended 2017 with the fourth largest crowdsale in history by raising $157.8 million, is unveiling the final design of the Finney, the first-ever dual-screen blockchain smartphone. Two years ago, Sirin Labs launched the ultra-secure, ultra-expensive ($14,800) Solarin smartphone. Now the company has now finalized the design and specification of its next blockchain smartphone with mass appeal. Finney looks very similar to Solarin, but costs nearly 15 times less ($999). The Finney is named after Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, and is dubbed as a “state of the art mobile device” for the “blockchain era.”
Founded in 2013 by Kenges Rakishev, Moshe Hogeg, and Tal Cohen, the London, England-based Sirin Labs is developer of the ultra-secure $14,000 mobile phone Solarin. Their vision is to bridge the gap between the blockchain economy and the mass market by solving the two greatest barriers to the crypto market: security and user experience. After concluding 2017 with the 4th largest ICO in history, SIRIN LABS has already established strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Cardano and FIH (Foxconn International Holdings- makers of the iPhone, Xbox and Kindle), and has signed on the football superstar, FC Barcelona’s Leo Messi, as its official global Brand Ambassador. FINNEY™ will run on SIRIN OS™, an ultra- secure and Google-certified “fork” of Android 8.1. Finney is the premier open source, ultra-secure blockchain smartphone with an embedded cold storage crypto wallet.
“Our team is honored to present the design for the FINNEY™ blockchain smartphone to the world. We’ve been working around-the-clock to provide our users with a multi-layer cyber protection suite to guard them from network attacks, host attacks, and malware fishing. The secured layers, combined with our revolutionary “Safe Screen” and the ultra-sleek design, enable us to offer our users comprehensive levels of cyber protection. This truly remarkable combination of protection, software, and the design of the phone, cohesively transforms the mobile environment into one that is secure enough for cryptocurrency transactions,” Zvika Landau, Co-CEO, Sirin Labs said.
Finney smartphone contains a standalone screen that functions on dedicated firmware and will be able to independently verify that Finney wallet transactions are being sent to the correct addresses, allowing users to verify they’re not being tricked by malware or hackers to send their cryptocurrencies or tokens to a fraudulent third party. The Finney smartphone will run on Sirin Labs’ proprietary operating system, SIRIN OS™, which is an ultra- secure and Google-certified “fork” of Android, and will showcase four main features including: an embedded cold storage wallet, a comprehensive and multi-layer cybersecurity suite, a Token Conversion Service (TCS), and a multi-blockchain DApp store.
According to Zvika Landau, Finney is being manufactured by Foxconn to help cut costs and get the handset’s price down to $1,000. Finney is also endorsed by world football superstar Lionel Messi.
Below is a video overview of Finney.