Back in May, HTC promised to release a smaller, cheaper version of its Exodus 1 Blockchain phone. Now the company has fulfilled that promise and introduced the budget-friendly Exodus 1.
Unlike most mobile devices, HTC's new Exodus 1 can act as a complete Bitcoin node, which essentially means that the device can validate transactions and locks itself. Operating a full node will benefit the Bitcoin network by maintaining decentralization and enabling owners to better manage their privacy in Bitcoin transactions.
Although the device is technically fully functional Bitcoin nodes, Exodus 1s owners need to buy an additional MicroSD card to actually do so, since the entire Bitcoin blockchain currently has the internal capacity of the phone with almost 250 GB.
"We provide the tools for access to universal basic funding. the tools to hold a metaphorical Swiss bank in your pocket, "said Phil Chen, HTC's decentralized chief officer, in a recent statement.
The HTC Exodus 1s ships with the HTC Zion Wallet installed. Through Zion Wallet, Exodus 1 owners can manage their cryptocurrency portfolio, buy and sell cryptocurrencies through integration with third-party exchanges, and send and receive supported digital assets and non-fungible tokens.
HTC will continue to be the original Selling HTC Exodus 1, which has a higher performance specifications at a much higher price. Take a look at the comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S10 that BeInCrypto has already reported on.
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