HTC's blockchain phone, Exodus, will arrive later this year

HTC is making a blockchain phone

HTC is making a blockchain phone

After announcing a fall in sales of nearly 70% last week, HTC has taken the surprising step of announcing that it will launch a blockchain-powered smartphone called the Exodus in Q3 of 2018.

Unlike other smartphones, it is built to a decentralized network and apps, says Engadget.

Moreover, the Taiwan-based company said that it wants to create a community of blockchain-based apps for its users, and CryptoKitties will be the first of many. HTC's Phil Chen recently spoke with The Verge about the upcoming smartphone and confirmed the handset would launch before the end of 2018.

HTC Exodus - concept design " We understand the potential of digital scarcity and its uniqueness.

The smartphone is expected to get nearly flagship stuffing, but details about it were not disclosed.

The smartphone revolution in the world just got a little bigger with the introduction of the blockchain-powered Exodus Smartphone. The skepticism probably steams from the fact that Blockchain industry, with all its palpable hype, is still in a very nascent stage to offer this phone any real market. But many speculate that the company is riding on the success of the Q3 Exodus release, as a successful launch of this phone could see HTC move to clearer waters.


When it was initially announced back in May, Chen had commented that "we envision a phone where you hold your own keys, you own your own identity and data, and your phone is the hub". I'm excited about the opportunity it brings to decentralize the internet and reshape it for the modern user.

The company is hopeful that it will be available globally, although not China.

Apart from supporting cryptocurrencies, the company announced that it would introduce blockchain game CryptoKitties as an exclusive feature for its U12+ smartphone through a partnership with Animoca Brands Corp, a mobile game distributor and publisher.

Analysts will be wondering whether the blockchain plan can generate enough sales and help save HTC's smartphone business.

What do you think of CryptoKitties being put on HTC devices?

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