Everyone in the crypto community knows that to keep their tokens on a mobile device is a bad idea. Every day hackers come up with more complex methods, and for them it is no problem to empty your wallet.The developers of the smartphone SikurPhone believe that they created a device safe enough to have these problems in the past.
The device, which was launched on 27 February, designed with security in mind. Known as SikurPhone, the smartphone is equipped with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and various features enhanced security in the era of hacker attacks.
The phone itself is based on a custom version of Android, version 7.0. As for specifications, it is unlikely to impress those who are accustomed to mobile phones of the highest level. SikurPhone features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, MediaTek MT6750, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of memory, battery capacity of 2,800 mAh and 13-megapixel camera. According to these parameters it does not stand out among other smartphones.
The main difference is the software. This is the first ever smartphone to work with integrated cryptocurrency wallet, and the company says that thanks to SikurOS everything you store on the device will be safe.
SikurPhone not intended for the average user. Despite the fact that he is an Android device, it does not have access to the Play Store and it does not support apps that were not pre-approved by the developers.
The device, as stated on the company website, essentially designed for government and enterprise users focused on security.
Chief operating officer at Sikur Alexander Vasconcellos talked with the reporter for Mashable at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the advanced security features of the device:
“If you suddenly lose your phone, we can remotely wipe all the information. You can buy a new one, log in, and your funds will be safe because your private keys are stored in our cloud.”
Our readers now just ask yourself the question: “He said are stored in our cloud”? Undoubtedly, this creates the same security risks as a cryptocurrency stored on the exchange, and again — by the mercy of hackers.
The developer of the smartphone claims that SIKURPhone within two months was subjected to “harsh attacks white hackers” team HackerOne (more than 100 000 people worldwide), and they are unable to access any information on the device.
SikurPhone is not the only mobile device focused on cryptocurrency and other markets, with a focus on safety. Last year, Sirin Labs launched a smartphone Finney . He is the first in the line of consumer devices based on the blockchain.
Smartphone SikurPhone available for pre-order at a price of $799 starting from February 27. On sale at this price will only be available 20,000 units of the device. The company accepts payments through BitPay and PayPal.