In what appears to be a new invention, Brazilian security firm Sikur has rolled out a smartphone with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.
The company states that the security focused handset, named SIKURPhone, is a great choice for anyone with a significant cryptocurrency holding.
It ensures a fully-encrypted, hack-proof security mechanism for the safe storage of cryptocurrencies.
Sikur challenged bug bounty company HackerOne to try out SIKURPhone’s impenetrability over a sixty day period. After which time a series of serious testing, HackerOne then reportedly told Sikur that it couldn’t manage to breach the handset’s security afterall.
Along with the ability to store virtual currencies this new handset also has overall “impenetrable security” and also a sweet user interface compared to its former predecessor, the GranitePhone.
Powered by an altered version of Android, SIKURPhone brings along an easy dashboard offering phone functions such as text messages, phone calls, doc storage, as well as a few other cool features.
SIKURPhone comes with a 5.5-inch full HD Gorilla Glass display, 2800 mAh battery, Four Gigs of RAM, Thirteen Megapixel rear camera, Five Megapixel front camera, and 64 Gigs of internal storage. It even has a builtin fingerprint sensor for UA (user authentication).
The company claims that its unique fingerprint authentication system can recover personal data if the user forgets their pw or lose access to the device.
In case someone wanted to access third-party Android applications, they would need to get in touch with the Sikur team directly to have those applications configured so that they’re compatible with its security platform.
Sikur has also suggested it would rescind customers from using its services if they exhibit criminal activities.
The company has promised to cooperate with law enforcement authorities during criminal investigation saying that while it wants to offer a secure platform for people to store their cryptocurrency assets its not looking at protecting criminals.
The presale of this new handset by Sikur began on February 26th, 2018 at a sale price of $799.
Twenty thousand units of the device will be made available for sale in the first few months.