The phone call was part of the demonstration of their latest project, the XPhone, on the 2nd day of XBlockchain Summit at the Inaya Putri Bali.
According to Pitt Huang, the co-founder of Pundi X, the XPhone runs independently without the need of a mobile carrier, which is what traditional phones are currently using. Their blockchain phone also claims to house an entirely new blockchain, the Function X, which was developed solely by PundiX. Their new blockchain seeks to resolve the common blockchain problems by increasing its scalability, achieving true decentralization, as well as the ability to develop decentralized applications (DApps) more easily.
Alongside the development of their very own blockchain phone, PundiX has emphasized their vision of a truly decentralized internet, which is why they have developed the 5 essential components of the Function X ecosystem to achieve true decentralization: the Function X OS, Function X Blockchain, Function X IPFX, FXTP Protocol, and the Function X Docker.
“All five have one sole purpose which is to decentralize all apps, website, communications and data.”
The article claims.
It was also stated that the Function X OS is based of Android OS 9.0 which gives DApps backwards compatibility with Android apps, allowing for a smoother transition between traditional and decentralized applications. This would allow developers to create dApps with ease and for users to effectively use them by following the familiar framework of Android.
Furthermore, the post also claims that the Function X ecosystem uses a different system than the traditional internet’s http protocol, and will instead use a system consisting of F(X) OS, F(X) Chain F(X) FXTP, F(X) Docker and F(X) IPFS to serve the decentralized web requests. Devices in the ecosystem will not be using URL and IP addresses as well and instead will be a node with its own address and private key.
As of now, the XPhone OS is available to phone manufacturers for testing and the Function X blockchain, FXTP, IPFS, and XPhone will be officially launched in Q2 2019.
In July of 2018, PundiX has also launched their very own crypto-based point-of-sale (PoS) device which allows instant cryptocurrency transactions on-the-go for businesses and aims to equip them with over 100,000 PoS machines by 2021.
Article Source: https://medium.com/pundix/making-the-worlds-first-blockchain-phone-call-66784b5436ee