Do Lawyers Need a Blockchain Phone?

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By George Khoury, Esq. on February 04, 2019 2:56 PM

Recently, the next big thing to come to blockchain has been unveiled, and it's a blockchain phone. Notably, there are a few different types of blockchain phones utilizing this revolutionary technology.

While one is being developed to serve as a new form of digital cold-storage crypto-wallet, another is focused on putting the power of blockchain front and center in every aspect. But whether or not lawyers will actually want to use these devices is a different question entirely. Below you can read about why your firm might want to actually invest in one.

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One of the big promises of blockchain is improved cybersecurity. One blockchain phone maker promises to offer end-to-end encrypted calling using their own secure blockchain. This feature alone might make it enticing for lawyers, however, the big caveat, at least at the moment, is the fact that both users need to be on one of these blockchain phones to take advantage of the end-to-end encryption. While this might not be a problem for tech savvy and early adopter clients, those are usually few and far between in just about every legal industry.

But in addition to the secure calling feature, the device maker also has created an entire blockchain based infrastructure for mobile device developers to use to integrate blockchain tech into their mobile apps. So while there might not be much fan-fare about these phones in the legal sector now, the next big legal tech blockchain development might just be right around the corner.

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While widespread adoption might be one of the most insurmountable hurdles for a handheld device, this may not be the case when it comes to applications designed to run on computers or through websites. For attorneys, the click to call feature can often be a big boon to business, particularly if their website generates enough traffic. Enabling secure, encrypted calls via similar mechanisms would be sure to please even more potential clients.

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