Crypto startup Pundi X claims to have made the firt phone call on a blockchain. Company founder Pitt Huang told in a blog that the call was made on the startups own XPhone during their XBlockchain Summit. Data for the phone call was transmitted over the Function X blockchain, which is Pundi X own chain.
Traditional phones require a centralized mobile carrier, but the XPhone runs independently without the need for companies like T-Mobile, Vodafone and AT&T. Obviously the device does require an Wi-Fi internet connection.
“Function X is not just a public chain. It is a total decentralized solution. It consists of five essential components: Function X OS, Function X Blockchain, Function X IPFS, FXTP Protocol, and the Function X Docker. All five have one sole purpose which is to decentralize all apps, website, communications and data.” – CEO Pitt Huang, Pundi X.
The operating system of Function X is based on Android 9.0, which means there’s backwards compatibility with Android applications. For developers it would be relatively easy to develop for the system.
Every device in the Function X ecosystem is a node, has its own address and own private key. Photos, data and files can be shared using a public URL, which would be formatted as FXTP://xxx.pitt – where ‘pitt’ would be your personal ID. People can also call, text or email you, using commands like ‘call.pitt’ or ‘message.pitt’.
These phones are not available yet. Details will be unveiled in the near future. XPhone OS is available to phone manufacturers for testing. The Function X blockchain, XPhone and all other resources will be launched in the second quarter of 2019.