The company Purism, a manufacturer of hardware and software focused on privacy, recently announced that it will integrate Monero into its new Smartphone, the Librem 5.
The Librem 5 smartphone is a product of a crowdfunding campaign, which has raised more than $ 1.5 million, to build a device based on open source software, which does not track users or undermine their privacy and allows people to escape from Apple claws and Google.
With the new phone users will be able to benefit from encrypted calls that will hide their phone number, they will have encrypted text messages and also the possibility of configuring VPN for web browsing.
With the Librem 5 it is not only the payments in the device will be decentralized, the communications will also be decentralized. It will be the first native smartphone of Matrix, which is a decentralized alternative to the public telephone network that will eventually link different forms of communication such as VoIP and IM.
Instead of running on Android or iOS, PureOS or any GNU / Linux distribution where the source code is available will be used. In this way, people can verify that the version of the software they are running is the same as everyone else’s.
It is not only security where Monero can improve the Purism offer. Cryptocurrency can also eliminate the friction associated with online purchases; Users of Librem 5 will not need to use a bank account or keep their centralized identity.
According to speakers of the Monero Core team, El Librem 5 will provide the average user with the use of Monero for real-world transactions on a mobile platform. In addition, through the use of free open source software, it provides the user with the opportunity to verify at a very high level their security, privacy and end-point decentralization. This unlike other mobile platforms in which the user has to rely on a third-party implementation.
Librem 5 will give consumers the option of not submitting to the terms and conditions of technological giants such as Google, Samsung and Apple, which have been criticized in recent times regarding user privacy. Privacy is an inalienable human right and this seems to be forgotten by these giants.