Despite its potential to be one of the great global disruptors of the next two decades, the blockchain is still far from user-friendly. For a start, exchanging digital tokens and managing private keys securely can be cumbersome. The blockchain also lacks ease and efficiency when it comes to helping people to control and monetise the value of the data they create. Imagine how easily this could all change with the creation of a blockchain smartphone?
Bringing blockchain power to the people
Happily, that day could soon be upon us thanks to Zipper. This Ethereum-based mobile platform, which recently announced a partnership with Streamr, aims to develop a dedicated blockchain smartphone solution for the easy and secure use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, right out of the box. This all happens on an operating system level and, therefore, promises a much-needed next step up from current wallet apps. What’s more, to achieve its goal, Zipper is already creating a blockchain community phone program for the Sony Xperia X.