Leading mobile manufacturing firm, HTC announces its new Smartphone, EXODUS 1s with a full node bitcoin network capacity, to plug in a wider audience to the Bitcoin Blockchain.
HTC’s first decentralized chief officer Phil Chen on Saturday, while speaking to the Magical Crypto Conference in New York revealed that the new version of its Blockchain smartphone “EXODUS 1s” is expected cost around $250 to $300, while its launch at the end of the third quarter in 2019. The company said that though, the next Smartphone will be cheaper to the previous version yet it also promises to have an important feature of acting as a full node for the bitcoin network.
Meanwhile, the company is also looking to offer a Software Development Kit (SDK) available for its Zion private vault, HTC’s crypto wallet app that the company introduced in the previous version of EXODUS and also plans to manage crypto by maintaining the ownership of the private keys.
With this, the company is projecting on GitHub for developers. HTC said “we understand it takes a community to ensure strength and security.” and thus “it is important for the EXODUS team that our community has the best tool available to them.”
Here the most exciting promise of the EXODUS 1s, what they call it as “the more value-oriented version” is its amazing ability to run on a full bitcoin node. With this feature of EXODUS, the firm would like to provide users with a way to use crypto in a fully private way and secure the future of crypto assets.
Phil said “EXODUS is about empowering the users. We gave the user an ability to own their own keys, and now we have gone one step closer to allow users to run their own full node.”
He further commented that “full nodes are the most important ingredients in the resilience of bitcoin network, and we have lowered the barrier to entry for any person to run a node, which is simply a computer, mobile in our case, participating in global bitcoin network that propagates transaction and block everywhere.”