HTC Announces ‘Exodus,’ New Smartphone for Decentralized Bitcoin and Ethereum Apps

· Could 16, 2018 · 5:00 am

Taiwanese buyer electronics HTC Company has declared its plans for the world’s to start with at any time indigenous blockchain smartphone devoted to giving people with significant-conclude activities whilst functioning decentralized applications (DApps).


A Decentralized Environment in Your Pocket

Known as the HTC Exodus, the smartphone is slated to include a constructed-in protected components enclave and is aimed at “helping fundamental protocols extend their foundation of devoted nodes, so expanding the full blockchain ecosystem.” Phil Chen, who has returned to HTC as the company’s Decentralized Chief Officer, writes in a article on Medium:

I want to see a planet in which the conclude people can genuinely personal their data (searching history, id, property, wallets, e-mails, messaging, and so forth) with no the need to have for central authorities. There is a ton of operate in advance of us, but I consider the cell components layer can lead drastically to our new decentralized planet.

The HTC Exodus will aid fundamental protocols, which include Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and other individuals. In accordance to Chen, the team is performing to aid the whole blockchain ecosystem and will, as a result, be announcing a entire slew of new partnerships in the coming months. “Together, we want to craft the most effective blockchain & decentralized software activities to conclude people,” he said.

Of class, the phone will arrive with a constructed-in cryptocurrency wallet. Extra interestingly, each and every Exodus smartphone will purportedly act as a node for the two the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. If productive, just about every phone would effectively extend the scope of the two leading cryptocurrencies.

Vital members of the HTC Exodus team include Sean Moss-Pultz, Edith Yeung, Chris McCann, Elizabeth Stark, and Dominic Williams.

Mobile Data

Now, aspects concerning the value of the phone are scant. It is also unfamiliar whether or not or not HTC will go all the way by allowing for clients to invest in the phone with cryptocurrency.

Yet, Chen hopes the new phone from HTC will open up the planet of decentralized techniques to a mainstream marketplace. Said the DCO:

We assume that the phone can be an agent in the long run for decentralization. We want you to maintain your personal essential [through] a protected management strategy in our telephones.

What do you assume of the HTC Exodus? Would this sort of a phone pull you absent from your Iphone or other styles? Be guaranteed to permit us know in the feedback below!


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