HTC working on blockchain-powered Android smartphone

HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain

HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain

HTC has discovered the buzzword of the year, and chose to make a smartphone around it with their upcoming Exodus handset announcement during the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in NY, where we recently saw a crypto-powered beer vending machine unveiled. What this means is that all of you cryptotraders will have no problems managing your "money" and accessing it via all sorts of avenues. If that doesn't get you Mr. Robot fanboys going, I don't know what will.

HTC Vive creator Phil Chen took the stage at the Consensus conference in New York City today to announce his return to the hardware maker, where he will lead its grand entrance into the blockchain and cryptocurrency space with the HTC Exodus. "We would like to support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the next few months we'll be announcing many more exciting partnerships together". HTC hasn't yet disclosed other key details such as commercial availability, price and specifications of the phone.

HTC is hoping to change all that, as it told The Next Web that it's developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain.

Exodus is expected in October. "With the release of the HTC Exodus we can now make this a reality", says HTC. As the company's "Decentralized Chief Officer", Chen notes users will own their "ID and data" right on the phone, instead of the cloud.

HTC has followed in footsteps of Sirin Labs who announced a blockchain powered smartphone past year. In April, Sirin Labs said that Foxconn will make its Finney phone.

Huawei is also reportedly considering the technology for one of its future devices. Among other features, they'd allow users on a network to trade crypto without any additional fees.

Since many smartphones can already handle much of the cryptocurrency trading experience through the use of software, this could be a very specialized handset that only traders might be interested in.

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