Monday
September 9
2019

World’s First Blockchain Smartphone to Become Available in Bangladesh

By Aaron Wood

Finney, the world’s purportedly first blockchain-enabled smartphone, will soon be available for purchase in Bangladesh.

According to a report by local newspaper The Daily Star on Sept. 9, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission approved the phone for import in August and it will be available on the Bangladeshi market in October.

Finney’s launch in Bangladesh comes amid a trend of growing smartphone ownership in the country. According to a 2018 report from global research firm GSMA Intelligence, by 2025, 75% of the population (138 million) will have smartphones, while 41% (73 million) will be mobile internet subscribers.

Photo courtesy of World Fish.

Source: Cointelegraph (link opens in a new window)

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