HTC Announces New Smartphone Powered by Blockchain Technology

HTC Exodus

Well, the phone's hardware is optimized to support decentralized apps (dApps), and there's a built in "universal wallet" to support storing your cryptocurrencies. What this means is that all of you cryptotraders will have no problems managing your "money" and accessing it via all sorts of avenues. Chen envisions a future where the Exodus supports "the entire blockchain ecosystem", and HTC wants to create a native blockchain network, with Exodus devices working as nodes that serve as cryptocurrency trading points for users. If that doesn't get you Mr. Robot fanboys going, I don't know what will.

Phil Chen, who previously led the HTC Vive program, is now the "Decentralized Chief Officer" and in charge of the Exodus teams.

Chen said, "Through Exodus, we are excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more".

There's no doubt that HTC's trying something different compared to most other Android OEMs with Exodus, but I'm not sure this is the product that'll revitalize the company's mobile business. While the Taiwanese company has consolidated much of its mobile offerings in recent years, it announced today at the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in NY that its upcoming Exodus handset is embracing everyone's favorite tech buzzword.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail
Anwar, now 70, was granted a royal pardon over a sodomy conviction that saw him jailed for the past three years. He and his supporters have said the charges are politically motivated.

Exodus is expected in October.

We've already seen a couple of early adopters: the Sugar S11 Blockchain Creation Edition in January, and the Sirin Finney earlier this month.

There's no news yet on the specs, but the company will likely reveal more later today. Additionally, trading in most cryptocurrencies will still incur mining fees - even on blockchain devices.

The Taiwanese OEM is also considering allowing users to actually buy the device using cryptocurrency, though no set price has been announced. CryptoCurrency? Well, HTC thinks there's a lot of interest in it, so much so they're developing a blockchain friendly smartphone.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dow drops almost 200 points
May 16, 2018 - 07:39
The Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.3 percent to 3,183.28 and shares in Southeast Asia were lower while Taiwan advanced. Viacom slumped 6 percent and CBS rose 4 percent after CBS sued to block efforts to force the company combine with Viacom.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1
May 16, 2018 - 07:28
In the lead and in charge, the Lightning took control of the game with two goals in the first four minutes of the second period. If the Lightning can't figure out how to fix many of their problems from the net out, it'll be a short series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oil Gains as Israel and Iran Clash After Trump's Sanctions Move
May 16, 2018 - 07:13
Trump says the U.S. "We have no illusions about Iran's disruptive behavior but we think we can tackle those in other ways", Johnson said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 1 person killed in explosion at CA medical facility
May 16, 2018 - 06:59
I saw two women come out full of blood, hair singed, just glass stuck to the hair, glass stuck to their bodies". Video from the scene showed teachers leading the children along a sidewalk toward the Target store. "...

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britain's Yates adds to Giro lead in stage 10
May 16, 2018 - 06:50
I'm not very good in a sprint from a slow speed so I launched and I increased my speed as much as I could". Overall, Froome has now moved back into the top 10 following Chaves' dramatic fall down the GC rankings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Carolina AG Joins Other States In Suing Opioid Manufacturer
May 16, 2018 - 06:41
The Attorney General says filing a lawsuit is an important step in fighting addiction by going after the root of the problem. FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite BR Weekly Challenges Not Working Due to v4.2 Delay
May 16, 2018 - 06:38
Now there is no ETA for the downtime or the patch, so we're just going to have to wait and see. So, as a result, "some quests may not function until the build releases".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pep Guardiola named Premier League Manager of the Year
May 16, 2018 - 06:20
In fact, the former Atletico forward would have even made a massive push for the Golden Boot if he had played the entire season. The Saints had a poor season in contrast as they secured Premiership survival on the last day of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Palestinians Killed in Gaza Protests Ahead of US Embassy Opening
May 16, 2018 - 06:20
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his forces were acting in self-defence against Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas . By late afternoon, at least 43 Palestinians, including five minors, were killed , the Gaza Health Ministry said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missouri lawmakers push Greitens probe after charge dropped
May 16, 2018 - 03:04
The allegations led to a special investigation by the Missouri Legislature, which found the woman's testimony to be "disturbing". Louis for allegedly disclosing a donor list from a veterans' charity he founded for use in his political campaign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manhattan to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases in August
May 16, 2018 - 02:52
Vance said his office is discussing limited exceptions to the policy with Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. In Manhattan, the gap is even starker: "Black people there were arrested at 15 times the rate of white people".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hero dog rescues his pal from drowning in pool in viral video
May 16, 2018 - 02:18
ACS-low, Arizona, told the media that her husband Jay found his wet dog named Smokey and I made a decision to check what happened. The video shows Smokey in the water paddling to the edge of the pool. "So Remus and Smokey received slightly rambunctious".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE Raw: Watch the best moves here
May 16, 2018 - 01:59
Roode sendsa a charging Corbin out of the ring before nailing Jose with a Glorious DDT for a three count. On the other hand, Roman Reigns extracted revenge on Jinder Mahal for costing him his match last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Martial left out of final-day squad amid transfer speculation
May 16, 2018 - 01:48
Reports had emerged that Martial was seen at the ground but drove away from Old Trafford before the match began. He was injured, he was injured in the Friday training session and Saturday couldn't train", Mourinho said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Georginio Wijnaldum gives TWO reasons why Liverpool will beat Real Madrid
May 16, 2018 - 01:42
Wijnaldum is also under no illusions of the strength that Real will pose in their attempts to lift a third Champions League in as many seasons.