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How HTC’s Blockchain-based Phone Excludes Non-Crypto Holders

  By David Drake   The recent IMF report that showcased the various other ways blockchain technology can be used has inspired the mobile technology industry which has led to the HTC launching of the Exodus 1 Model smartphone late in October 2018, which comes equipped with its own crypto-safe feature. There is, however, one major drawback – this phone can only be purchased with cryptocurrencies. This new model is part and parcel of the new face of HTC, which aims to make intellectual and property software its top priorities. The Exodus 1 is HTC’s flagship brand under a new blockchain-focused drive. The phone manufacturer has struggled of late with sales, and sold most of its assets to Google in 2017. With Exodus, HTC has hopes it will usher in a new era of innovation for the company. The Features HTC phones run on android operating systems. However, Exodus 1 ... Read More »

Why HTC Exodus 1 will Influence Blockchain Utilization in the Mobile Phone Industry

  By David Drake   By their very nature, mobile phones have become an essential part of our daily lives. Although they were initially designed to make and receive phone calls, there are currently many uses for this gadget. Whether it is entertainment, information search or utilities such as camera and calendar, mobile phones have proven to be indispensable. Moreover, these gadgets could play an important role in the utilization of blockchain technology. This follows the development of the first blockchain-focused smartphone. Dedicated to Blockchain The first of its kind, the Exodus 1 phone was unveiled by consumer electronics company, HTC. This phone will have two parallel operating systems, android and a blockchain-based operating systems. The rationale for having two operating systems is to ensure security of decentralised applications as android would have security weaknesses since it is a centralised-based system. Joseph Oreste, founder and CEO of Qupon says, “Certainly ... Read More »

HTC Blockchain Phone: Is the Crypto Market Ready?

  By David Drake   Like with other sectors, blockchain’s application in the communication space is considered a great and positive step. But it is the integration of blockchain in mobile phones that is likely to cause a stir. Globally, the number of mobile users stands at billions. This makes the combination of mobile telephony and blockchain an exciting combination. HTC is already seeing this possibility, and in October, the mobile phone company launched the first ever  blockchain-centred smartphone, HTC Exodus 1. This HTC phone model doubles up as an android phone and a digital currency wallet. It is fully based on blockchain and can only be only purchased using Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies. Its ability to store cryptocurrency keys allows users to access, send, receive and keep track of cryptocurrency balances. With the reality of hacking threats, HTC has incorporated a separate lockable section where cryptocurrency keys are held ... Read More »

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