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HTC releasing blockchain-powered Exodus phone in 2018 for circa $1,000


HTC Exodus component outlines.

  • HTC will release the blockchain-powered HTC Exodus smartphone by the end of 2018.
  • The company is hopeful that it will be available globally, although not China.
  • There are still no details about the phone’s non-blockchain related capabilities.

HTC is going to release its upcoming blockchain-powered smartphone, the HTC Exodus, by the end of the year. The phone’s developer Phil Chen revealed the news in a recent interview with The Verge

In the interview, Chen stated that the device will be priced similarly to the Sirin Labs Finney, another blockchain smartphone that cost $999. He also said he hopes the Exodus will get a worldwide release, although regulations in China mean it is unlikely to be available there. 

We previously heard the device will be a cold wallet for cryptocurrency, supporting decentralized applications (DApps), and that each phone will act as a node on a new blockchain network. The HTC Exodus will also run the blockchain powered game CryptoKitties, although this is something that existing HTC phones can already do.

Unfortunately, there are still no details about the device beyond its blockchain credentials. For $1,000, it will have to be pretty impressive to appeal to those living outside the crypto bubble. The most expensive version of current HTC flagship, the HTC U12 Plus, costs $849. 

If you are interested in the device, you can sign up to reserve one on the phone’s official website by clicking the button below. The website says early access for the phone is available in Q3, so you may even be able to get it before the official release.

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