Exodus 1, the blockchain phone created by HTC, is set to receive support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The announcement was made today. The company affirmed that the new function will have the standard wallet of Bitcoin.com installed. The phone is also set to be sold on Bitcoin.com as part of the partnership.
Phil Chen, the Chief Decentralization Officer of HTC, has affirmed that this update on the phone’s technology was the most obvious next step for the project. He affirmed that BCH is an alternative to the original Bitcoin in the payments sphere and that supporting such a big token is a very important move.
With this partnership, the previous company that secured the key management on the phone, Zion Vault, will also be able to secure BCH, not only BTC and ETH, which were the only two tokens to be accepted before.
Users can also make direct swaps via their phone wallets and their Zion Vault wallets, meaning that it is easy and inexpensive to transfer tokens from one device to another one.
At the time of this report, the Exodus 1 phone can be found for $699 USD online. Right now, the company is already planning the second generation of its blockchain phones, though. They are set to be cheaper than the current models, costing from $200 to $300 USD.
The reports seem to indicate that the phones would be shipped soon and that they will provide a considerably more popular and cheap alternative.