Friday, 20 July, 2018

The HTC Exodus Is A Blockchain Phone Coming Soon

Exodus Sketch HTC HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain
Guillermo Lane | 16 May, 2018, 12:05

HTC, with its latest announcement, caused a stir in the industry.

The Taiwanese firm on Tuesday unveiled the "HTC Exodus", which it describes as the "world's first native blockchain phone".

Schematics of the phone shows it has a single camera, support for storage expansion, and nano-SIM support. According to information from HTC the phone has a "built-in secure hardware enclave" that will store users information and cryptocurrency on the device securely.

The project is being spearheaded by Phil Chen, who previously led the company's HTC Vive VR efforts and will now return to the phonemaker as, er, Decentralized Chief Officer after two years at Horizon Ventures.

Through Exodus, we are excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more.

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In addition to actually developing the physical device, HTC is also working on a proprietary blockchain network that will leverage its Exodus devices as individual nodes.

The company suggests that future customers might be able to pay for the phone with cryptocurrencies, but hasn't gone into details. 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.

HTC joins a growing list of top technology companies foraying into the blockchain segment. The company said that it will offer enhanced security and data protection. Samsung last month was reported to be building blockchain network, but for its own global supply management.

This is all hot on the heels of Sirin Labs' Huawei-backed blockchain phone "Finney". "Together, we want to craft the best blockchain & decentralized application experiences to end consumers".

HTC has been struggling in the smartphone space and it is hard to imagine the justification of it launching a Block-chain powered phone. It has a 6-inch display at 18:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi and 1500:1 contrast ratio.

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