HTC Is Launching Early Access For Their First Blockchain Phone
The first blockchain-HTC “EXODUS 1” was available during the Early Access period for people in the UK.
An early access version is available on HTC’s website via bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrencies.
“EXODUS 1” comes with blockchain technology and software, as well as a locked area on the device that is protected from Android OS.
HTC has developed a social key recovery mechanism as a precaution for losing or stealing your phone.
Users will be able to select multiple trusted contacts, all of which must download the key management application. It is then shared using a private sharing algorithm and sent to trusted contacts.
Phil Chen, HTC’s CEO of decentralization, said:
“It has been 10 years since the launch of the first Android phone from HTC and almost 10 years since the launch of Bitcoin Genesis Block. In order for digital assets and decentralized applications to reach their potential, we believe that mobile communications should be the main distribution point. We look forward to partnering with developers in the blockchain community to join this vision.”