Huawei has jumped on the crypto bandwagon…again.
Maiar, a blockchain app powered by Elrond Network, today announced that users of the Chinese smartphones can now get immediate access to its crypto wallet. As of today, Maiar is available for Huawei owners on the AppGallery store.
The app allows Huawei users to turn their phones into biometrically secure hardware wallets, according to the announcement.
“Maiar’s debut in the AppGallery will empower our customers with an important tool that will help them take control of their financial health,” Siri Børsum, Global VP of Finance Vertical, Eco-development & Partnerships at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said.
He added that “blockchain technology will play an essential role in advancing the consumer internet, which needs to be mobile, personal, and secure.”
What’s different about this Huawei crypto wallet?
But what does the app do? And why is it different to any other crypto wallet available on the app store?
For a start, this app is more secure because Maiar offers a digital identity layer. This works by mapping the phone number to a wallet address. This way, user privacy is protected. It’s also easier to send money: with the number connected, money can be pinged to friends and family via the address book. It also doesn’t collect any personal data.