Mobile blockchain OS developer Zippie and global smartphone and IoT device producer Borqs have partnered to jointly offer a blockchain phone reference design to hundreds of smartphone brands globally.
Zippie is a blockchain technology company specialised in building an easy to use mobile experience for the decentralised internet. Zippie’s solution offers its partners an opportunity to build a user centric smartphone business model, where users are rewarded. Borqs, listed in Nasdaq, is one of the fastest growing IoT and smartphone companies in the world. Together Borqs and Zippie are now able to offer a blockchain smartphone reference design to hundreds of device brands globally.
In the US market, Zippie and Borqs have partnered with Blacture. Blacture is the first smartphone vendor to utilize the reference design and is delivering the first blockchain phone to the US market. With Blacture phone users earn rewards for online purchases, sharing information and offering products and services to the community. Rewards accrue in a secure digital wallet, in the form of tokens.
For Blacture, Zippie provides the blockchain software solution, and Borqs provides the smartphone hardware.
Antti Saarnio, CEO, Zippie said, “Our blockchain powered smartphone gives them an immediate opportunity to offer something totally different to the market, something which is not based on user data collection, but rewarding users and giving data ownership back to the users.”
George Thangadurai, EVP & President of International Business for Borqs said, “We are delighted to be Zippie’s partner to deliver smartphone reference designs with their blockchain technology. Borqs has a proven record of delivering innovative new technologies in our customer’s products, enabling rapid commercialization and scale. In partnership with Blacture & Zippie, we look forward to deliver the blockchain smartphone.”