The Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets HTC decided not to release the blockchain smartphone for cryptotrading, but instead will soon offer customers a phone with a built-in crypto and game CryptoKitties.
Recall that in mid-may, HTC announced that is developing a device called the HTC Exodus from the support networks of the bitcoin and Ethereum. As stated by Phil Chen (Phil Chen), the Creator of the HTC Vive and the head of HTC’s business and corporate development, the company planned to open users access to the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the near future to announce new partnerships with various companies.
However, two months later it became known that HTC decided to correct course. The company is not abandoning its ambitious plans, but the version of Exodus, which hits the market this year will be slightly different from those stated above. It will include only native crypto and CryptoKitties.
According to Cheng, HTC is also considering to integrate into smartphones feature crypto-mining, and has begun to consider the various consensus protocols. It is likely that white paper of this project will be released in 2018.
It is worth noting that this week came the news that another company engaged in the development of its own blockchain smartphone. Swiss Sirin Labs, which first reported on plans to create a gadget based on blockchain last September, recently named the release date. The output of the smartphone called the Finney is scheduled for November.
Commenting on the news, Phil Chen said that although the price of HTC Exodus will be known only at the end of the third quarter, it is likely to be analogous to the value of Finney, which, according to expectations, will be sold for a thousand dollars.
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