The first company to make an Android phone is currently working on a blockchain-powered mobile device – using its full potential and talent that developed the successful VR headset.
Less than a week after Sirin Labs announced the full specifications for its Finney phone, HTC also came out of the blue with the plans of building ‘Exodus – the blockchain phone by HTC’.
Even though there are still no details on specs, what everyone knows is that the founder of HTC Vive – Phil Chen – is coming back to the company after a two-year hiatus. This time, he will be a Decentralized Chief Officer, leading the project and producing one of the first smartphones fueled by blockchain.
As Chen publicly stated:
“The Exodus is the first native blockchain phone dedicated to bringing end consumers the best-decentralized application (DApp) experiences, including a built-in secure hardware enclave, and helping underlying protocols expand their base of dedicated nodes, thus expanding the total blockchain ecosystem,”
HTC is definitely a company with many years of experience in the Android space, which puts no doubt about this flashy concept. Once the HTC Exodus is finalized, it might have to contend with Finney’s phone which has already taken the ‘first ever blockchain phone’ claim.
Still, Chen is confident in the success of their phone, stating:
“I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc.) without the need for central authorities. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe the mobile hardware layer can contribute significantly to our decentralized world,”
The question everyone has right now is simple…
Will a phone like this bring further innovation in the field of blockchain?
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