In what is widely being looked at as a landmark moment for crypto industry, a spokesperson for HTC — one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers — has just released a statement earlier today saying that his company’s new smartphone offering ( “The EXODUS 1s”) will come packed with a number of novel features such as:
- Full Bitcoin node capabilities
- Blockchain Integration
As a result of these features, owners of the device will be able to verify monetary crypto transactions of any amount with the touch of a button.
While giving an interview at the ongoing Magical Crypto Conference in New York, Phil Chen, HTC's Chief Officer for Decentralized Technologies, stated that his company had been wanting to build something atop the Bitcoin ecosystem for a number of years now.
Chen then went on to add:
“We want to do something more on the software side. How do we contribute more to secure the network?”
- As per a report released by HTCs PR team recently, EXODUS will be released sometime during Q3 2019.
- It is being estimated that the price of this smartphone will lay somewhere in the $250-$300 range.
A number of financial commentators from across the globe have said that the release of HTCs EXODUS smartphone might prove to be a gamechanger for the industry at large. In this regard when Chen was asked about his company’s latest offering, he was quoted as saying:
“We gave users the ability to own their own keys, and now we’ve gone one step further to allow users to run their own full node. We are democratizing access to the technology for a free world.”