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Sirin Finney phone pops up hidden second screen for cryptocurrency security

Gepubliceerd op 12 juli 2018 00:01

The Finney is named after Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, and is described as a "state of the art mobile device" for the "blockchain era." The handset bears a passing resemblance to its predecessor, but aside from one pretty nifty hardware feature, it's what's inside the phone that counts.

Slide out the back and you'll find a secondary display, called the Safe Screen, that's only used for crypto transactions. The company says that the Safe Screen runs on dedicated firmware that lets users check where there coinage is being sent before they pay. The slider also activates the cold storage wallet that is designed to hold a significant number of different cryptocurrencies.

The other big notable feature, however, is Token Conversion Service (TCS), which is way to overcome the Balkanized nature of cryptocurrencies. Since so many coins are launched on a regular basis, it's hard to know where to place your money. TCS, however, acts as a form of automatic broker, exchanging your SRN coins into the tokens necessary to carry out a specific purchase.

 

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