HTC's blockchain phone available for pre-order now

HTC Exodus 1 includes secure area for storing crypto keys

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HTC's blockchain phone available for pre-order now HTC Exodus 1 includes features to secure cryptocurrency keys.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 24, 2018

HTC has announced early access for its upcoming ‘blockchain phone', the Exodus 1.

Pre-orders are now open, with payment in bitcoin or ethereum, with delivery due for December.

The Exodus 1 is intended to be a premium smartphone, with the addition of blockchain solutions and other technology for blockchain-based access key recovery and a secure ‘enclave' for cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and token.

HTC has developed a unique Social Key Recovery mechanism in case the phone is lost or stolen, or the user forgets the keys, which allows users to share a recovery algorithm which can be used to restore access, without HTC holding any keys.

HTC is inviting cryptographers and developers from all over the world to join the Exodus community and help improve the strength of this secure enclave. As part of the early access period, HTC is inviting community feedback and contributions for improvement to the wallet and secure storage through the ‘HTC EXODUS (OFFICIAL)' Telegram channel.

"It's been both 10 years since the launch of the first Android phone by HTC and nearly 10 years since the launch of Bitcoin and the Genesis Block. Exodus I is a foundational element of the crypto internet. For digital assets and decentralised apps to reach their potential, we believe mobile will need to be the main point of distribution. We look forward to partnering with developers in the blockchain community to usher in this vision," says Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer at HTC.

In a further step to strengthen the technology, HTC will soon release APIs that will allow third-party developers to use the 'Exodus 1' hardware to protect keys and sign transactions. It will release the Zion key management API and wallet SDK to partners who hold the same vision - to expand the blockchain ecosystem and build a foundation of security and trust.

HTC is expanding the blockchain ecosystem by creating a phone dedicated to decentralized applications and security. The advent of Bitcoin and Ethereum brought with it the idea of digital scarcity and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The 'Exodus 1' is a significant first step in creating a platform and distribution channel for creatives who make unique digital goods.

Pre-order is available at www.htcexodus.com

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