Startup Pundi X, known for its cryptocurrency payment terminals, claims to have made the first blockchain phone call. This was reported by one of the founders, Pitt Huang. The call was made at the XBlockchain Summit with the new device startup called XPhone.
XPhone is the blockchain phone which does not need the services of centralized operator to the work. Instead, the device uses the Function X blockchain, also created by the team Pundi X. With it, developers want to eliminate problems of the existing blockchain platforms such as scalability, easy publishing of decentralized applications and decentralization of the internet.
Pitt Huang said that the new Function X blockchain consists of five components, which give the possibility of achieving the maximum level of decentralization. These components include the operating system, blockchain, IPFX file system and the virtual machine under the same name of the Function X, and the FXTP Protocol.
According to the creators, the Function X OS is based on Android OS 9.0, so it is compatible with Android applications. In addition, the operating system allows the rapid creation and running decentralized applications.
Users will be able to share data in the same way as in the normal Internet, but at a higher level of security that the blockchain provides. Developers, in turn, will have the opportunity of quick and easy publications decentralized applications via the FXTP. Every device in the Function X ecosystem will work as a node with a private address and private key, having a unique reference to a node name, not a traditional URL or IP address.
Users will be able to access its public data in the same way that you usually use to visit websites. Photos, files and websites will be available through the channel "FXTP://xxx.pitt", where "pitt" is the name of the user in the network. Users will also be able to make calls, send text messages or emails through preset commands like "call.pitt", "message.pitt", etc. According to Pundi X the data shared on the blockchain runs on a complex exchange of both public and private data keys which guarantees communication without interception.
Pundi X is not the only company working on a "blockchain phone". One of the largest manufacturers of smartphones HTC and crypto startup Sirin Labs also working on variations of this concept.