Volareo, a new smart speaker built on top of the Musicoin (MUSIC) blockchain, met its fundraising of $20,000 goal on Indiegogo just 2 hours after launching the month-long campaign earlier this week.

According to the Volareo website, the new smart speaker will let users sync their cryptocurrency wallets via the upcoming Volareo app. From there, users can buy and spend cryptocurrencies with simple voice commands, which are secured by voice recognition technologies. Transactions using crypto can be anything from simple fund transfers to everyday payments, similar to the credit card payments functionality found within the Google Home.

Given that Volareo is leveraging the blockchain of Musicoin, a project focused on disrupting the music streaming market, a major element of the smart speaker is interaction with musicians. At launch, Volareo will come with full integration of blockchain music streaming platforms, including Musicoin, Emanate, Choon, and Soundeon. Each speaker comes with $10 worth of MUSIC so that users can tip their favorite artists directly with voice commands.

Interestingly, Volareo¬†plans on building out its ecosystem, enabling developers to create voice-enabled decentralized applications (DApps) on the company’s private blockchain. To facilitate¬†this ecosystem,¬†Volareo¬†is releasing smart contract-based API for the smart speaker.

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The Volareo is currently available for pre-order starting at $99, with anticipated delivery set for January 2019.

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