HTC Exodus Is A Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

HTC Exodus Is A Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

HTC has discovered the buzzword of the year, and chose to make a smartphone around it with their upcoming Exodus handset announcement during the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in NY, where we recently saw a crypto-powered beer vending machine unveiled.

The Exodus will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. As part of a native blockchain created by HTC, the Exodus will be able to handle cryptocurrency trading among owners of the phone. If that doesn't get you Mr. Robot fanboys going, I don't know what will. Meanwhile, HTC Vive creator Phil Chen have been quoted as saying that the company may consider cryptocurrency as a means of payment for the upcoming multiple blockchain-powered phone.

Chen wrote in a blog post " Through Exodus, we are excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more.

Exodus is expected in October. In April, Sirin Labs said that Foxconn will make its Finney phone.

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First reported by TheNextWeb, Chen will be transitioning into a new role at HTC to head up the project called "decentralized chief officer".

In other words, the Exodus device will act as a way for users to connect to a decentralized network, as well as an actual storage option for users to "carry" their cryptocurrencies. CryptoCurrency? Well, HTC thinks there's a lot of interest in it, so much so they're developing a blockchain friendly smartphone.

Huawei is also reportedly considering the technology for one of its future devices. Mobile apps of cryptocurrency exchanges are driving phone makers to adopt blockchain.

Of course, as TNW points out, these types of features can already be installed on basically any smartphone already on the market. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are becoming big topics these days, with many anxious that the traditional currencies might be worthless in a few years.

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