Kenes Rakishev and the Sirin Cyber security integration initiative
Sirin Labs, that had been rebranded under the name of Sirin Cyber, continues to pioneer the unbeaten paths. Kenes Rakishev, a businessmen from Kazakhstan is working to make Kazakhstan’s economy more modern, digital and less depending on fossil fuels and ore. He is perhaps the only Kazakh entrepreneur known outside of the country.
Sirin Labs aims to be a global leader in the field of secure open source consumer electronics. As a first step in this direction the company is working on the production of ‘Finney’, the next generation of electronic devices. Finney devices are the first series of blockchain enabled, cyber secure smartphones and PCs. Together, these devices form an independent blockchain network in which users can conduct cryptocurrency transactions quickly, safely and for no fee.
Kenes Rakishev is Co-Founder and Chairman of this venture. He is invested in it both privately and via Singulariteam. The first range of Finney blockchain smartphones is scheduled for release in October 2018.
Finney Phone is a state-of-the-art, highly secure blockchain smartphone made possible by the crowdfunding campaign by Kenes Rakishev and Sirin Labs. It is a first smartphone that was developed with a lot of security around the blockchain universe.
Kenes Rakishev about Sirin Cyber future
The device is supported by Sirin OS and has various functions and apps, including the Finney Wallet from Sirin Labs, the dCenter App Store from Sirin Labs, the Cyber Security Center, the Finney App Locker, the Finney camera application, ProtonMail and Koolspan Trust Call, Cointelegraph and Android standard apps as well as Google apps.
Kenes Rakishev’s Sirin OS Cyber Security Center is also installed on the Finney, which monitors the device in real time for threats and other security problems. It is equipped with AI attacks mitigation and data leak prevention. Sirin OS and Wallet App are updated and new functions are introduced.
The start of the Sirin Labs project was a remarkable event. Kenes Rakishev and other Sirin Labs founders welcomed Lionel Messi’s participation at the launch. On December 8, 2017, Sirin Labs announced that Messi was appointed brand ambassador. After announcing on Facebook and Instagram that he was happy to be part of the blockchain revolution, he may have invited his fans to follow the blockchain path as well.
After the madness of late 2017, the general public is far less exposed to cryptocurrency news. Large news agencies are trying to keep it dark. The only news is negative. It is coordinated politics. Crypto has become something on the edge. Something that shouldn’t be discussed publicly. Some words are even completely prohibited, such as: Bitcoin, ICO. This was also evident in serious projects with investments in the millions. The fate of amazing inventions such as Kenes Rakishev Sirin Labs’ Finney crypto smartphone looked grim.
Kenes Rakishev and the niche of secure smartphones
To be honest, the crypto community is partly to blame. There were real scams under decent and expensive projects. As more blockchain projects started postponing their ICO scams, they were just trying to tear off the last few cents. The public has become suspicious.
Sooner or later it will be fixed. Fraudsters were cheated elsewhere. Decent blockchain projects will only win. Crypto will recover and find new horizons in terms of usability and application.
Finney is the only phone on the market. Yes, there are actually phones with integrated wallets. Or luxury brands. Or even security-oriented solutions. But only Finney tried to do everything at once.
The high price of the Finney smartphone is not a problem for those who are serious about crypto. So it’s only a matter of time before it reappears. When business returns to the entire blockchain scene, it’s the customers that Finney is looking for best. It is not intended for crypto enthusiasts: it should be used by the business world.
Perhaps the redevelopment of the technology will revive the idea much earlier. The Exodus wallet has gone mobile and will benefit from Sirin hardware and middleware. Kenes Rakishev’s cell phone will again be the figurehead of the revolution after a few updates.
Kenes Rakishev is an international businessman, investor and entrepreneur, named by Forbes Magazine as the 12th most influential businessman in Kazakhstan in 2019. He was born and raised in Kazakhstan where he began his business career and served as advisor to the Interior Ministry and the Department of Education. Since October 2004, Mr Rakishev has been Vice President of the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2002, he and his wife Aselle founded The Saby Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Kazakhstan population.
Over the years, Kenes Rakishev has led several projects via The Saby Foundation, to strengthen the capacity and efficacy of the healthcare system in Kazakhstan. His efforts include building two emergency paediatric surgery rooms, with a third on the way. During the height of the pandemic, The Saby Foundation also worked with the Kazakh Ministry of Health to purchase protective equipment, medical apparatus and rapid test kits to help curb the spread of the virus. In addition to his work in the public sector, Mr Rakishev is also considered one of the most influential businesspeople in Kazakhstan. He holds several positions in the private sector, among them: Managing partner at Singulariteam-1 and Singulariteam-2 Venture capital funds, Co-Founder and Chairman of Sirin Labs, and Chairman of Fincraft Resources. Kenes Rakishev has built an impressive investment portfolio with a strong focus on technologic innovation, including Vocalis Health, a company which develops AI-based platforms that use voice analytics to detect and monitor a person’s health condition.