Huawei to Consider Blockchain Ready Smartphone Creating

According to the sources, Huawei executives have met with Sirin Labs’ team over the past two months
22 March 2018   276

One of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile devices Huawei is considering the possibility of creating a smartphone with built-in support for blockchain applications. This is reported by Bloomberg.

Referring to "sources familiar with the situation," the publication notes that the Chinese telecom giant is in talks with the startu. It allows user to run blockchain applications along with standard programs for Android.

Representatives of Huawei and Sirin Labs confirmed to Bloomberg information that the negotiations were in progress, but the specific results are not yet known.

As known, Sirin Labs is also working to develop its own blockchain-based smartphone. The company is planning to sell its Finney phone for about $1,000 after the second half of this year and has pre-orders for more than 25,000 units, according to Sirin Labs spokesman Nimrod May.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   32

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.