Taiwan smartphone maker HTC is the latest tech giant to embrace blockchain trends . According to reports, The company is developing an Android smartphone called "Exodus" that can run a blockchain-based decentralized application (DApp).
The new smartphone will use emerging technologies to provide a native cryptocurrency experience. Exodus will use encrypted links such as cold storage encryption wallets, secure exchange access, encrypted communications, and a P2P resource sharing ecosystem for payments and applications. In addition, it provides backup of private keys that cannot be shared, making offline storage of digital currency extremely secure. One of the more interesting features is that mobile phones with exodus can create a local blockchain network that acts as a node between telephone users to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions.
Chief Officer Chen Chen of HTC's decentralized application further explained: "Exodus is the first local blockchain handset dedicated to providing end-consumers with the best decentralized application (DApp Experience, it comes with a built-in Secure Hardware Enclave, which helps the underlying protocol to expand the base of its dedicated node to expand the entire blockchain ecosystem.Exodus can support underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Network, Ethereum, and Dfinity. "
Phil Chen is also the founder of HTC's Vive VR headset display. He said that the new device will allow HTC to accept payment by phone in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. .
"I hope to see a world where end consumers can really own their own data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, news, etc.). To achieve this goal, we There is still a lot of work to be done, but I believe that the mobile hardware layer can make a significant contribution to our dispersed world," concluded Phil Chen.
However, HTC is not the first to consider making a blockchain phoneThe company, because before the HTC, the Israeli startup SIRIN LABS already called its Finney product "the world's first blockchain mobile phone." Although HTC has higher visibility and expertise in smartphones, Sirin Labs said that its FINNEY mobile phone has more than 25,000 pre-order orders and confirmed that the device will be available in the second half of 2018.