Almost all service providers rely on a centralized server to store and manage users’ data. This is one of the main ways in which blockchain sets itself apart from the traditional models of technology that are common today.
It is probably safe to assume that every electronic communication that you make – both voice, messaging and web communications – on any device and network – can potentially be intercepted by one (if not multiple) agencies. Using encrypted apps is a possible start but then you largely need to choose WHO you want to listen to you. Do you want to answer “nobody”? IMpulse K1 might be your choice.
IMpulse K1 Phone by KaratGold is a privacy-first smartphone with the unique Voice-over-Blockchain Protocol (VoBP) native support. The company launched its revolutionary cyber-protected, blockchain-enabled smartphone with built-in cold storage wallet as a protest against the big corporations that own our data.
IMpulse K1 is designed to shield its users’ presence online while browsing the web, doing banking transactions, socializing, sending emails or simply chatting. Using End-to-End encrypted (E2EE) Communications – VoBP, Peer-to-Peer Banking, IPFS Storage, Matrix ID – the smartphone tries to provide a user-friendly experience while taking the privacy seriously.
The phone comes in three finishes: Gold Transparent, Black Carbon and Pixel Army. All models are equipped with 5.5″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, octa core CPU, 3400 mAh battery, dual nano SIM and two cameras (5 MP front and 12 MP rear). IMpulse K1 smartphones run blockchainData™ O.S., a Linux-based operation system compatible with all modern Android apps.
IMpulse K1 Phones are a part of a large K-Universe – the ecosystem of interconnected products and services for instant cross-border value transfers in the new blockchain-based economy. The global infrastructure that will become a bridge between conventional and blockchain-powered financial systems is built around KaratGold Coin, Karat’s own cryptocurrency. John McAfee stated in his Twitter: “KBC coin is linked to gold in a way that downside is limited, while upside is unlimited.”
The Karatbars team lead by Harald Seiz, internationally recognized entrepreneur, public speaker and book author, has already released a number of products including K-Merchant – a platform for online vendors that allows accepting payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum, KaratBit – a high-performance cryptocurrency exchange, KaratPay, CashGold and many more.
The first batch of IMpulse K1 smartphones is available for pre-order and will be delivered to their owners by September 2019. You can find further details and technical specification on their official website.