Sometime last year, HTC introduced its first smartphone with blockchain technology, Exodus 1. This smartphone did not really get as much attention as the company expected. Initially, HTC Exodus 1 sold for 0.15 bitcoin but the company later changed the price of bitcoin to cash. However, the poor sales of this blockchain mobile phone have not affected HTC’s optimistic blockchain technology. Recently, HTC blockchain chief operating officer Chen Xinsheng said at the International Distributed Application Forum that the company is preparing to launch the second-generation blockchain smartphone in the second half of this year.
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In addition to announcing that the second-generation blockchain mobile phone will debut this year, Chen Xinsheng also said that the device will increase the scope of digital asset management to browsing records, personal data, and other fields. These are in an effort to provide users with a safe environment. In addition, the smartphone will also use a security module independent of the Android system, which can properly save the user’s cryptocurrency and private data. As for the specific configuration and release time of the second blockchain mobile phone, there is no information.
HTC first-generation blockchain phone, Exodus 1, is technically a transparent version of the HTC U12+. The hardware configuration is exactly the same as U12+. Its blockchain technology added a variety of data security measures to prevent the key from leaking. In addition, HTC partnered with CryptoKitties, the world’s first blockchain game, to give Exodus 1 the ability to acquire cryptocurrencies.