Digital Assets: Two Blockchain Devices That Pressed The Right Buttons at CES 2020

January 15, 2020 | Digital Assets, News

Device security fanatics will welcome the blockchain-based phone and camera. CES 2020 did – with innovation awards.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 at Las Vegas honored the Blok on Blok (BOB) phone from Pundi X and the UCAM camera from IoTeX with CES 2020 Innovation Awards, reports coindesk.

Both products rely on the blockchain to address privacy and security concerns.

CES 2020: Blok On Blok (BOB) – The World’s 1st Blockchain Phone by Pundi X

The BOB phone, powered by Pundi X’s own f(x) blockchain, is the world’s first true blockchain phone. Its innovative open-source operating system called f(x) OS has a dual-mode feature allowing users to switch seamlessly between blockchain and Android modes.

Within the blockchain mode, the phone user can call, message or browse the internet without a centralized service provider. Therefore, no one can block, monitor or spy on the user’s calls, messages or data. In today’s world, where governments routinely hack phones, that will be a source of great comfort.

Further, “It’s designed to give you full control over how your phone is built and how your data is used. With growing concerns around data privacy, it’s even more important for people to have an option to control how their data is used,” says the company.

Note: the image of the phone above may not be representative of what would finally be sold.

Ucam by IoTeX – Private Home Security Camera

UCAM is powered by IoTex blockchain technology. It is claimed to be the next-gen home security camera for complete home privacy. However, the camera will be built by Tenvis.

Further, key features include:

  • end-to-end encryption,
  • blockchain-based authorization,
  • full data ownership/control
  • video streams and clips immediately encrypted “on the edge” by Ucam
  • utilizes IoTeX blockchain technology to authorize (who) can view (what) content for (how) long
  • tamper-proof smart contracts enforce authorization
  • crisp 1080p live stream video directly to user’s mobile device
  • full 360° coverage
  • long-range night vision
  • advanced motion detection with customizable alerts
  • two-way audio between Ucam and user’s devices
  • one-click setup

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