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IMpulse K1 Phone: What is a blockchain powered phone — and do you need one?

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IMpulse K1 Phone: What is a blockchain powered phone — and do you need one?

The crypto world is full of hype and viral things that happen everyday. Usually it’s hard to see the end of tunnel of fake news and scams in the mentioned world, but if you look deeper you may even find innovation and the blockchain fueled phones are among them.

The idea of blockchain-focused handset already knows several implementations, often much-touted: Samsung Galaxy S10, Exodus 1 by HTC, Finney by Sirin Labs. Cursory browsing, though, shows that few of these succeed at massive sales. Moreover, the teams admit that they previously overestimated their products’ success, and now some of them are reportedly taking to reduce staff.

However, a new entrant to the market, and potentially a game-changer, the IMpulse K1, is a privacy smartphone with unique native support for the Voice-over-Blockchain Protocol (VoBP). Developed by Karatbars and blockchainData, it seeks to be recognized as the most secure and technologically advanced smartphone on the market.

All models are equipped with 5.5 "AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, octa core CPU, 3400 mAh battery, dual nano SIM and two cameras (5 MP front and 12 MP rear). IMpulse K1 smartphones run blockchainDataTM O.S., a compatible Linux operating system for all modern Android apps.

IMpulse K1 is designed to protect the online presence of its users while browsing the web, conducting banking transactions, socializing, sending emails or just chatting. Using End-to-End Encrypted communications (E2EE) — VoBP, Peer-to-Peer Banking, IPFS Storage, Matrix ID — the smartphone attempts to provide user-friendly experience while taking privacy seriously.

Should you buy one? If you are curious about crypto and can afford one, it might be a nice way to test the waters. If you are already into crypto, you will definitely appreciate all the benefits the new flagship has to offer.

The smartphones are available for pre-order and are expected to start shipping this year.

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