HTC to launch Exodus – a blockchain-powered phone
An Android phone, based on the blockchain, is being developed by HTC. The phone named “Exodus” will host a universal wallet and inbuilt secure hardware for cryptocurrencies and applications powered by distributed ledger technology.
HTC is harnessing the expertise of Phil Chen, co-founder of VIVE. Phil would oversee blockchain developments at HTC. The idea is to develop a blockchain network with Exodus phones as nodes to drive trading of digital currencies among the users of HTC phones.
HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone
HTC is developing a new android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology. The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencie… https://t.co/lXx3urfijE
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“Through Exodus, we are excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more,” Chen said on the integration of blockchain applications with the phone’s hardware. “We would like to support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the next few months we’ll be announcing many more exciting partnerships together.”
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Switzerland-based firm Sirin Labs unveiled the world’s first blockchain smartphone, valued at $999. The device, called ‘Finney’ sport top of the line specifications and features a built-in ‘cold storage’ crypto wallet.#tech #phone #cryptocurrency #android #crypto @fredrico pic.twitter.com/MSKFyDqPmT
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HTC has followed in footsteps of Sirin Labs who announced a blockchain powered smartphone last year. Huawei has hopped on to blockchain bandwagon by hosting a bitcoin wallet on its phones. Mobile apps of cryptocurrency exchanges are driving phone makers to adopt blockchain. More phone makers would follow suit and who knows arch rivals Apple and Samsung too would take the plunge into the distributed ledger technology.
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