HTC to launch Exodus - a blockchain-powered phone

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

Schematics of the phone shows it has a single camera, support for storage expansion, and nano-SIM support. The HTC Exodus comes amidst the Google acquihire of two thousands employees, while the company's primary lead is now in virtual reality with the Vive. Ultimately, HTC says that each Exodus will act as a node for the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains - so that every phone increases the overall size and scope of the network.

According to Chen, the functionality of a blockchain friendly phone would extend beyond cryptocurrencies, though it would support those, but it would also support decentralised applications (Dapps).

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There's no details yet on pricing or availability, but the Exodus looks like it will pack some highly powerful software created to provide a secure blockchain experience. "There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe the mobile hardware layer can contribute significantly to our new decentralized world". Chen said HTC wants to eventually support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and that it will be announcing new partnerships in the few months to come. "Together, we want to craft the best blockchain & decentralized application experiences to end consumers". Meanwhile, the Blockchain phone from the Sirin labs is due for an October launch.

He'll be the "decentralized chief officer" and is planning to announce more news about the Exodus phone at the Consensus 2018 conference on Tuesday. In fact, i'll bet that these phones which double as a cryptocurrency wallet will become a prime target for attacks, and hope HTC is aware of this when developing it.

HTC isn't the first to tout a blockchain phone.