There was one feature called Artificial Intelligence that took over most of the flagships in the past few months and it is still the trend, but seems like we are heading towards something far ahead – Blockchain. Sirin Labs had first showcased a phone and they had even talked a lot about it at MWC 2018 when they had the Blockchain powered smartphone in the focus, but now, HTC is working on one as well.
Called as Exodus, this smartphone will come with a universal wallet and a built-in security hardware enclave that will support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. There is a native blockchain network being planned and this will facilitate with the trading of cryptocurrency among Exodus users. The price is not known yet, but just to show how well is HTC adopting this, they are going to be ready to accept Cryptocurrency as the payment for the purchase of Exodus smartphone.
Heading HTC’s blockchain experiment is Phil Chen, the creator of the Vive VR headset. Here’s his statement on the Exodus:
Through Exodus, we are excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more. We would like to support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the next few months, we’ll be announcing many more exciting partnerships together.
One of the advantages of this smartphone would be the availability of the cold wallet feature within the device to store cryptocurrency, and it will be offering better security. For now, there is not even one photo of the phone but there are drawings to give a rough idea, though we shouldn’t really be expecting something out of the box, except for a hardware crypto wallet inside a phone.