HTCs first blockchain mobile phone “Exodus” was originally scheduled to launch in the third quarter, but plans are delayed. HTC’s chief decentralized officer, Phil Chen, attended Consensus: Singapore to talk about the news. He said that the timetable will be announced later this third quarter and Exodus will be launched in the fourth quarter, but the official launch date is yet to be determined.
Chen said that Exodus will include a native cryptocurrency wallet and blockchain game CryptoKitties instead of a native blockchain. When asked if there is any difficulty in developing the native blockchain, he said, “I think this is fundamentally different.” Their mobile phones are still running Android, but at the same time, users can run the encryption service provided by HTC. This is not the same as the original operating system. Chen also revealed that Exodus will include two functions, “Secure Enclave” and “Social Key Management”.
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee announced in late July that he was about to become a consultant for the blockchain mobile phone. When asked if there would be new partners, HTC blockchain product manager, Zhu Yuxi, only said that they are working hard.