HTC to launch Exodus - a blockchain-powered phone

Cristina Cross
May 16, 2018

The phone is named HTC Exodus and it is described by the company as the "world's first native blockchain phone". You will be able to buy Exodus using cryptocurrency as well, but no pricing or ETA has been released just yet. And now he is back to wow the world with HTC's advanced device and to manage all the company's cryptocurrency and blockchain-related initiatives. Now it looks like HTC wants in on it as well and have teased an upcoming smartphone called the HTC Exodus. However, it seems like the company chose to take a break, or a separate group from the company made a decision to come ahead and announced an entirely new device, the HTC Exodus.

The project's website calls it "the world's first phone dedicated to decentralized applications and security". Information from these apps will be verified by users on the network, with cryptocurrency rewards in Bitcoin and Ethereum available (both cryptocurrencies will be tightly integrated into Exodus phones). With a Blockchain smartphone, HTC is going to need to build an ultra-secure smartphone, which is something HTC hasn't done before (and really no manufacturer has), but it should make for an interesting device.

The work on the development of a new device will be headed by Phil Chen, who earlier worked on creation of HTC's virtual reality headset Vive.

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Until I can hold one in my hand and see if this "optimized" blockchain phone's performance can really do anything other phones can't do with the right software, i'm undecided on if this is worth being excited for or not. A blockchain friendly phone could also enable "direct trading of the native cryptocurrency with peers on the phone's network, without mining fees" according to Tech Crunch.

The phone will also run what HTC is calling "DApps", decentralized applications also based on blockchain technology, with their own public ledgers. This would be the second Blockchain smartphone, behind Sirin Labs Finney smartphone that is priced at $1000.

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