IoT-division of the world's largest mobile operator China Mobile has developed a water purifier, which uses the blockchain technology, CoinDesk reports.
A computer chip and an IoT module are built into the innovative water purifier. The device collects user behavior data that may be of benefit to manufacturers and suppliers. The device writes data to the SWTC public blockchain, developed by Jingtum, a technical partner of China Mobile.
Users can earn PWMC tokens, the number of which depends on the activity of using the device. For accumulated coins, you can purchase replacement filters for water purifiers and other products.
According to the product market director Xiao Yi, such a reward system is unique and effective. There are no such solutions in other devices of the Internet of Things. In addition, the new solution makes the blockchain technology available to the average user who does not spend all his time on crypto trading.
Our goal is to also attract those who are not in the cryptocurrency or blockchain community, who may have heard of this technology but not necessarily understand it. To embrace a more mainstream adoption, we need to turn something that appears professional into something that’s very ordinary.
Prodect market director, China Mobile IoT
The mass production of a new water purifier is still a distant perpective. The product can only be bought by participants in the crowdfunding campaign, which is held on the platform from JD.com.