HTC developing blockchain smartphone called Exodus with Vive headset creator

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".

Unlike ordinary smartphones, whose main features might be a high-resolution display, facial recognition or artificial intelligence, the main features of the HTC Exodus are quite cutting edge: decentralized apps (DApps), cryptocurrency wallets for storing Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum and Dfinity.

It's reported that HTC is pondering the idea to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for the device, but no price has been set.

Smartphone manufacturer HTC is taking a major leap into the cryptocurrency ecosystem and wider blockchain industry.

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HTC is making a blockchain-powered phone. The phone will be compatible with multiple protocols and will also support interoperability. A new report published today revealed that HTC is also building a Android powered blockchain phone called the HTC Exodus. Called Exodus, it will uniquely feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave. HTC sees the Exodus as a handset that will let owners keep their data - and blockchain currencies - private and secure on the device rather than in the cloud, where your sensitive information may be easier to extract and tamper with. Blockchain technology can be applied anywhere security and decentralization are important, from online shopping to private communications, and HTC is hoping to tap into that. Sirin Labs announced a $999 United States dollars blockchain phone past year, a device reportedly being made by Foxconn.

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.

The page has also added a "Reserve Now" button for any potential buyers who want to buy a blockchain-based smartphone.

All we know so far is that the phone will run Android, have a touchscreen and a single rear camera, and support a SIM and a microSD card.

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