Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana Labs, says that the launch of their new mobile phone could lead to a massive explosion in potential users.
As you may know already, on June 23, Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs, introduced Saga, “a flagship Android mobile phone with unique functionality and features tightly integrated with the Solana blockchain making it easy and secure to transact in web3 and manage digital assets, such as tokens and NFTs.”
Yakovenko had this to say about this project back then:
“Almost 7 billion people use smartphones around the world and more than 100 million people hold digital assets – and both of those numbers will continue to grow. Saga sets a new standard for the web3 experience on mobile.“
And Solana Labs co-founder Raj Gokal stated:
“We chose the Saga name because the story of crypto is still being written. This is the next chapter of this narrative and we believe opening up crypto to mobile will lead to greater adoption, better understanding, and more opportunities.“
During a recent interview on the “Bankless” podcast, Yakovenko talked about Solana Labs’ upcoming product Saga”. As reported by The Daily Hodl, Yakovenko said:
“The goal for this product is to build an awesome experience for signing for self custody for those integrations between native applications and digital items, NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and all that stuff you want to do with Web 3.0, just make it as amazing as using Apple Pay. Every time I use Apple Pay, I don’t [have] to enter another credit card ever again. I’m like ‘this doesn’t suck,’ [and] I want the same experience for crypto.“