HTC seeks to corner mobile dapp market with Q3 smartphone launch

The launch of device announced by the Taiwanese firm during CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 conference is set in the third quarter of this year, which should mean in three months tops. Chen also hopes to figure out a way to perform efficient mining on smartphones at some point down the road, but we probably can't expect that from the Exodus either.

The Exodus phone will act as a cold wallet for cryptocurrency and also support decentralized applications (DApps), with each phone acting as a node on a new blockchain network. So, when they announced that they had plans to release a phone that would feature blockchain technology, most people rolled their eyes and thought that this was some sort of prayer from a company who was trying to avoid bankruptcy.

In this most recent announcement, HTC gave more details in regard to the Exodus Blockchain smartphone, clearing the air around this hot topic.

Meanwhile, industry experts are sharply divided over whether Exodus can really pull off a miracle for HTC.

It is also known that HTC is partnering together with CryptoKitties, now the second most popular dApp game (second to Etheremon).

More details of the Exodus are expected in the next few days. Chen did say that the Exodus will be "comparable" to the Finney, another blockchain smartphone that's priced at $1,000 and manufactured by Sirin Labs.

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As for my sculpture, in it everyone will see what you want. "He's a great guy", Aspencrow continued. "I feel he's my soulmate". The artist admits that he hasn't actually spoken to McGregor directly, but has been communicating with him through a friend.

To help users retake control of their personal data and their digital footprint, HTC has partnered with Bitmark Inc, a Taipei-based blockchain start-up that develops tools to preserve records of digital ownership and the transaction history of digital assets through cryptography hashing.

A dedicated website for HTC blockchain phone is also active. When asked about global availability, Chen said, "I want to say it will be available definitely everywhere outside of China". According to the official statement made on Tuesday, CryptoKitties is to roll out a version for mobile devices available on HTC's flagship phone the U12+ and the upcoming HTC Exodus.

The Exodus will come with the Ethereum-based game "CryptoKitties" pre-installed.

The main advantage of a blockchain smartphone would be its security.

In an interview, the HTC reps mentioned the company's plans to launch an HTC utility token one day.

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