HTC is working on a blockchain-powered smartphone for a decentralised future

16 May, 2018, 12:46 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain

The Taiwanese company announced at the Consensus 2018 Blockchain Conference in NY that the blockchain based Exodus will be available in October.

Bearing this in mind, the Exodus should support Bitcoin, Dfinity and Ethereum, among others, thanks to a universal wallet and secure hardware. In fact, the Exodus is one initiative from Phil Chen, HTC's new decentralized chief officer, who will focus the company's blockchain and cryptocurrency efforts. Regarding the former, the Exodus will support Bitcoin and Ethereum (for now), with support for other digital currencies to follow at a later date. Exodus will support not only cryptocurrencies but also decentralised applications.

HTC has not shared any release date or price of the phone but it has been now listed on its website (even on HTC India) for bookings.

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. "With the release of the HTC Exodus we can now make this a reality", says HTC. "There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe the mobile hardware layer can contribute significantly to our new decentralized world".

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HTC has followed in footsteps of Sirin Labs who announced a blockchain powered smartphone a year ago. The interesting part about this new device is the fact that the company claims that it wants to reshape the internet with Exodus by decentralizing the internet.

Since many smartphones can already handle much of the cryptocurrency trading experience through the use of software, this could be a very specialized handset that only traders might be interested in.

The company is also considering accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment for the phone, although its price is still to be decided.

Details, including price, are now scant.

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