Sirin Labs, the developers of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet (MEW) for an integration aimed at advancing both companies. Launched last year, the Finney is the most blockchain focused platform on the market. The phone has the ability to interact with decentralized applications and also has cold wallet capabilities.
MEW will feature Finney as a hardware wallet and users will be able to purchase the device, using MEW through the phone’s mobile and web platforms. Sirin Labs will allow all MEW users to enjoy the advantages offered by the Sirin OS cold storage wallet, which claims to be “the only operating system secure enough for storing and using cryptocurrency in a mobile environment”.
Sirin said that this collaboration makes accessing Ether and controlling private keys simple for the phone’s users.
“The Finney experience is constantly evolving and improving, thanks to our honoured partners. We see this integration as a strong step towards a greater market share for both companies, as the two products complement each other,” said Zvika Landau, Sirin Labs CEO.
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“We’re always looking to bring more secure integrations to Ethereum to make our users feel safe while navigating the crypto waters, and we believe having an on-phone hardware wallet is immensely valuable to users,” said Kosala Hemachandra, co-founder and CEO of MEW. “This will not only make it easy to send and receive crypto transactions, but it will also make crypto more accessible to a wide range of users”.
Sirin Labs has form when seeking to raise awareness of blockchain technology. In December 2017, they signed football sensation, Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador. Messi wrote on his Facebook page that he was happy to join them to “make blockchain more accessible though its next operating system for smart phones”.