Function X is an ecosystem built entirely on and for the blockchain. The f(x) Ecosystem consists of five elements: f(x) operating system, f(x) public blockchain, f(x) FXTP, f(x) docker and f(x) IPFS.
Dear Function X members,
This award shines the spotlight on innovative consumer technology products, and recognizing their noteworthy engineering and designs. The Innovation Awards span multiple categories, ranging from the latest technology such as augmented reality and smart cities to more purpose-based groups such as cybersecurity and sustainability.
Blok On Blok (BOB for short), the world’s first fully blockchain-powered phone was part of the Foundation’s presentation in CES 2019. BOB is made an honoree under the Mobile Devices & Accessories category, which recognizes innovations in smartphone devices and their peripherals.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by the CES 2020 Innovation Awards,” said Zac Cheah, Co-Founder and CEO of Pundi X. “We hope that this inspires our fellow blockchain companies to continue innovating with the technology and make it more accessible to everyone.”
Spotlight on BOB
The spotlight on BOB shows that innovation in the smartphone space isn’t limited to having the highest quality camera or the most advanced specs. Instead, what BOB brings to the world is a new and improved smartphone experience where users have complete control over their data.
When connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data network, BOB’s blockchain mode enables users to have all of their actions be executed on the Function X blockchain, whether it’s calling their friends or going online. This ensures that any piece of data sent and received by BOB will be secure and will no longer need a middleman. BOB users calling each other can do so without the need for centralized service providers, for example.
The importance we put on user control also manifests in BOB’s other features. Each unit can switch between blockchain mode and Android mode, allowing users to ease into the decentralized experience at their own pace. The unit’s physical design can also be customized with various 3D-printed parts and accessories.
Our blockchain-powered smartphone is only the first of many innovations to come from Function X, where we aim to create a fully blockchain-powered internet. Stay tuned for more updates on BOB and Function X!
Produced by the Consumer Technology Association, the Consumer Electronics Show is an annual showcase of the latest innovations in consumer technology. CES 2019 hosted over 175,000 attendees, exhibitors, and media from all over the world. Part of the annual program is the CES Innovation Awards, which recognizes the year’s most noteworthy, creative, and game-changing innovations in consumer technology.
CES 2020 will be held in Las Vegas on January 7–10, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.ces.tech.