HTC Exodus Is A Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain

The phone is named HTC Exodus and it is described by the company as the "world's first native blockchain phone".

HTC has announced a new blockchain-powered smartphone created to support cryptocurrencies.

Schematics of the phone shows it has a single camera, support for storage expansion, and nano-SIM support.

Phil Chen, who has spearheaded HTC's development of HTC Vive VR technologies and devices, will serve as chief decentralized officer of the new blockchain unit. Ultimately, HTC says that each Exodus will act as a node for the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains - so that every phone increases the overall size and scope of the network. Cryptocurrency is an incredibly niche and volatile technology, and basing an entire phone around it seems like something only diehard blockchain enthusiasts will take to.

I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc) without the need for central authorities. Meanwhile, the Blockchain phone from the Sirin labs is due for an October launch.

The HTC Exodus exists separately from HTC's main phone business, and it is not the same phone planned for HTC's May 23 announcement. True, the awareness and interest surrounding blockchain-powered cryptocurrency has increased considerably in recent times but it is hard to imagine how that would make Exodus a much sought after device.

Touting 20 years of experience in mobile, HTC's device will have hardware support for cryptocurrencies. Naturally, users will also be able to purchase the phone itself using cryptocurrency.

The phone will reportedly feature a universal cryptocurrency wallet as well as a secure hardware enclave.

There is no release date or price details for the Exodus at the moment.

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