After the craze of the late 2017 the general public is far less exposed to the cryptocurrency news. Major news outlets try to keep it dark. The only news are negative. It is coordinated politics. Crypto has become something on the edge. Something that should not be discussed in public. Some words are even outright forbidden, such as ICO. Serious projects with millions in investment felt this too. The fate of amazing inventions like the Finney crypto smartphone from Kenes Rakishev Sirin Labs looked bleak.
To be honest it is partly the crypto community is to blame. Among decent and effort-intensive projects there were outright scams. As more and more blockchain projects begun to postpone their ICOs scams were only eager to rip of the last cents. Public has grown suspicious.
Sooner or later it will be fixed. Scammers gone scam somewhere else. Decent blockchain projects will only win. Crypto will rebound and will find new horizons in usability and application.
Is Finney bound to Crypto?
Finney smartphone is first of all envisioned by Kenes Rakishev not as a puristic crypto smartphone. While designing Finney Sirin labs was able to present:
- A high-end phone similar to the niche phones of the past, so it is a luxury brand;
- A high-security phone which is tailored for the needs of privacy-minded customers;
- A highly integrated hardware crypto wallet;
- An ecosystem for decentralized apps.
Finney is the one and only phone on the market. Yes, indeed, there are phones with some wallets built in. Or luxury brands. Or even security-centered solutions. But only Finney is something that tried to do it all.
The high price of Finney smartphone is not a problem for those in serious crypto business. So it is only a question of time when it will reemerge. As business will return to the whole blockchain scene – so will do the customers for whom Finney will look the best. It is not envisioned for crypto enthusiasts: it was intended to used by business community.
Perhaps new development of technology will revive the idea much sooner. Exodus wallet has gone mobile and it will benefit from Sirin hardware and middleware. Kenes Rakishev phone, after some updates, will be poster child of the revolution once again.
Who is Kenes Rakishev
Kenes Rakishev is one of the most successive Kazakhstani venture capitalists. His interests are stretching from startups to mining and from IT to charity. He is known by his involvement in Saby charity fund for young entrepreneurs and environment protection, his outstanding efforts to return assets stolen by Mukhtar Ablyazov and Sirin Labs Finney phone.