Taiwanese Smartphone Giant HTC To Release Blockchain Phone ‘Exodus’

HTC will launch its blockchain powered smartphone in a week. The company also shared details of the launch on its Instagram page in the form of a teaser video and revealed the suggestive numbers “10.22,” meaning the product would debut on Oct. 22 — next Monday.

Phil Chen, responsible for the creation of Exodus said that the device will target a niche audience and could be priced as high as $1,000, which is similar to the price of Sirin Labs’ Finney—known as the world’s first blockchain powered smartphone.

CMO of Sirin Labs in a statement said that the SIRIN OS would create a streamlined and secure user experience for “both cryptocurrency and blockchain so that anyone can pick up a device and function within the world of crypto without needing to learn any additional information.”

The phone is expected to run Android OS and focus on security and the Exodus is set to provide support for the publishing of decentralized applications (DApps) and it’s expected to serve as a launchpad for HTC’s native blockchain network.

“We would like to support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the next few months, we’ll be announcing many more exciting partnerships together. Together, we want to craft the best blockchain & decentralized application experiences to end consumers,” Chen had stated at the time in the announcement.

Link to the original news article can be found here on CCN.


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