Purchaser electronics company HTC has unveiled “the first native blockchain phone”, HTC Exodus, which will launch with assist for a number of blockchains, such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) networks, PCMag claimed May perhaps 15. HTC Vive creator Phil Chen announced the forthcoming challenge at the Consensus convention in New York City nowadays.
Chen highlighted that the approaching cell phone will help “multiple blockchain protocols,” this sort of as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lightning Network (LN), and Dfinity network. He said the company’s mission is to support the full blockchain ecosystem in buy to “help underlying protocols extend their foundation of dedicated nodes.”
The Android cell device will reportedly feature a common cryptocurrency wallet as nicely as a “secure components enclave.” Chen also pressured that the HTC Exodus would present higher criteria of protection and info defense:
“I want to see a world wherever the stop shoppers can actually individual their data—browsing record, id, belongings, wallets, emails, messaging—without the will need for central authorities.”
Though Chen did not specify possibly the believed rate of Exodus or the expected release day, he stated that the organization could take into account cryptocurrency as a signifies of payment for the forthcoming several blockchain-driven mobile phone.
HTC has noticed its global market share in cell devices shrink from just about 11 % in 2011 to considerably less than 1 percent previous year. While HTC’s large-conclusion smartphone output could attain 500,000 to 1 mln this calendar year, that range pales in comparison to Samsung, who reportedly delivered 20 mln units of the Galaxy S8 in 2017.
HTC is not the very first to acquire a blockchain-primarily based cell telephone. In April, the blockchain-oriented OS developer and provider Sirin Labs discovered a company for its blockchain smartphone. FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technological know-how, has agreed to assistance create the cellular phone. Foxconn is a huge in electronics agreement producing, with customers together with Apple, Google, Cisco, Huawei, and Amazon.