HTC Unveils New Cryptophone With Full Bitcoin Node Support
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC unveiled its new “blockchain phone” Exodus 1s this Saturday with the ability to launch a full bitcoin node. The company claims that this is the first smartphone with such capabilities..
“Full nodes are the most important element of the sustainability of the Bitcoin network. We have lowered the barrier so that anyone can run a full node, “said a company representative..
The device will initially be sold in Europe, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Taiwan. Its price will be € 219, which corresponds to a third of the cost of the original Exodus 1.
When starting a full bitcoin node, it is recommended to connect to a WiFi network and a power source. To store the history of bitcoin transactions, users are given the opportunity to expand the device’s memory with an SD card of 400+ GB. Currently, the size of the full ledger of bitcoin transactions is about 250 GB.
Also, the smartphone is equipped with a hardware wallet for storing cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Binance Coin..
Despite the statements of skeptics who doubted the success of a specific “cryptophone” on the market, HTC claims that the sales of the first version of the device met the company’s expectations, which, however, does not mean overwhelming success. The manufacturer refused to disclose specific indicators.
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