Pundi X answers blockchain’s call

Katie McDonaldOctober 11, 2018
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Attendees at the XBlockchain Summit in Bali were treated to a world-first yesterday, with Pundi X making a phone call using blockchain technology.

The phone call was made on Pundi X’s latest device, the XPhone, which can operate independently without a centralised mobile carrier by running on the Function X blockchain.

Pundi X said the Function X OS was based off the Android OS 9.0, which developers say will making it compatible with Android apps and therefore easier for developers and users to transition to the platform.

Via a recent Medium post, Pundi X co-founder Pitt Huang said the Function X blockchain was created to solve some of the current challenges facing blockchain, such as scalability.

“Function X is not just a public chain,” Huang wrote.

“It is a total decentralised 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 decentralise all apps, website, communications and data.

“For developers and users transitioning to the Function X platform, it would be relatively easy as the knowledge and experience from developing and using Android will be transferable.

“We also believe it will be easier than ever to create and publish new decentralised applications using the protocol.”

The Function X ecosystem uses a different system to the internet’s http protocol, where each device will have its own address and private key linked to their node names.

The XPhone is currently undergoing testing by phone manufacturers and will be officially launched in Q2 2019, along with the five components of Function X.

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