Blockchain powered Phone by Samsung. SK Telecom had developed world’s first 5G mobile phone with a blockchain-powered ID authentication service incorporated.
Samsung and SK Telecom, a South Korean mobile carrier, unveiled the world’s first 5G smartphone equipped with blockchain-powered ID authentication.
The phone, called “Galaxy A Quantum”, has a quantum random number generation chipset developed in collaboration with Samsung Electronics. The phone’s initial price is 649,000 Korean won, or $527.54 USD, according to the announcement on May 14.
Blockchain powered features
The company stated that the blockchain-powered system is utilized when users pay for goods and services at offline merchants with the SK Pay. Blockchain is also used to help prevent the falsification and theft of information stored on the phone. Another of the phone’s major features is SK Pay biometric protection — a mobile blockchain authentication service.
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