Technology is evolving at very fast pace, We have seen number of innovations. Blockchain is one of them for many tech lovers. It allowed us to think beyond what we have been working on since ages. It gave us concept of decentralization and peer to peer transaction or communication.
Today new an amazing smart speaker have launched on indiegogo, an open source smart gadget powered by Blockchain.
Volareo is a Rotterdam-based startup ran by consumer electronics entrepreneur and former Startup of the Year Founder (Netherlands) Nick Yap. Volareo’s open source smart speaker makes the benefits of blockchain accessible and cryptocurrency easy to use.
Born out of a need for an alternative piece of high quality hardware, it focuses on user privacy and creating direct and meaningful relationships between consumer and content creator.
Volareo aims to raise $50,000 and bring fairness and freedom to the music industry.
It is a smart speaker and works in same way as Amazon Echo family or Google Home family does with addition of blockchain. Moreover it offers new way to appreciate the artist by directly paying musicoin.
Volareo’s first, but not unique, blockchain music streaming partnership withMusicoin makes for seamless and free listening for users, whilst fairly compensating musicians for each stream.
The Volareo smart speaker comes preloaded with 500 Musicoins (the equivalent of $10USD) allowing you to tip your favourite artists straight away with your voice or by clapping. A double authorisation system allows listeners to verify all tips before they are sent.
Volareo is available for Early Bird adopters at $89USD. An early-access link to the order page will be open for one month, till September 15th. Volareo is set to deliver in Q1 2019.