The Taiwanese technology company, HTC, has announced the release of it blockchain phone.
HTC’s Exodus 1 has become available for pre-order, and can only be bought with cryptocurrency – costing 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens (US$960).
The manufacturer has created a cryptocurrency wallet within the phone dubbed Zion, which it claims is separate and protected from Android.
“In the new internet age people are generally more conscious about their data, this a perfect opportunity to empower the user to start owning their digital identity,” stated Phil Chen, Chief Crypto Officer at HTC.
“The Exodus is a great place to start because the phone is the most personal device, and it is also the place where all your data originates from.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity it brings to decentralize the internet and reshape it for the modern user.”
HTC aims to expand the blockchain ecosystem as well as focusing its operations on new technologies.
“We understand the potential of digital scarcity and uniqueness. With Exodus, HTC aims to be a general blockchain asset marketplace.”
“We are here to invite all developers to distribute their blockchain game, collectible and NFT concept through us.”
“We believe there is a paradigm shift and the pendulum is swinging back to ownership and the value of content.”