A cybersecurity startup called Sikur that is based in Brazil is making headlines in the tech industry after it announced the launch of a SIKURPhone which comes with a cryptocurrency wallet and is reportedly unhackable.
The SIKURPhone which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. One of the most impressive features of the phone is the fact that it comes with an inbuilt cryptocurrency wallet that boasts of the best security measures to prevent it from being hacked. The crypto wallet will allow owners to safely and securely store their digital currencies on the device. Additionally, Brazilian company claims that the watch cannot be hacked, meaning the user’s digital assets are completely safe.
The claims that the crypto wallet is hackable is based on a series of rigorous hacking tests that lasted over two months. However, the SIKURPhone held its own, making it one of the most secure smartphones to ever have been built.
“Securely storing information on our devices is one of our strong points. We succeeded with browser and messaging security. Then we asked, why not do it with cryptocurrency?” stated Cristiano Iop, the CEO of Sikur.
The cybersecurity firm also stated that it has plans to offer the crypto wallet in its platform outside the SIKURPhone. Meanwhile, the phone attracts a hefty price tag at $799, and for that, the customer gets all the usual offerings of a regular smartphone. The spec sheet includes a customized version of Android 7.0, 5.5-inch full HD display, internal storage at 4GB RAM and 65 Gb of internal storage and a 2,800 mAh battery. The camera boasts of a 13-megapixel shooter at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It also has fingerprint authentication for users which makes it easy to recover files especially in cases where the password is forgotten.
Although the handset does not have flagship-levels of quality features, it is still a capable device and Sikur is looking to take advantage of the unique niche in the cryptocurrency market with this new device. Deliveries of the handset will commence in August.