In fact, i'll bet that these phones which double as a cryptocurrency wallet will become a prime target for attacks, and hope HTC is aware of this when developing it. While the Taiwanese company has consolidated much of its mobile offerings in recent years, it announced today at the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in NY that its upcoming Exodus handset is embracing everyone's favorite tech buzzword.
The Exodus will support decentralized applications, called DApps, run on Android software and have a universal wallet for storing your digital currencies.
HTC has not yet released a price tag for the Exodus, but the company did hint that it is considering accepting cryptocurrency payments once it becomes available for purchase.
The handset is being led by Phil Chen who is the creator of the HTC Vive VR headset. As part of a native blockchain created by HTC, the Exodus will be able to handle cryptocurrency trading among owners of the phone.
First reported by TheNextWeb, Chen will be transitioning into a new role at HTC to head up the project called "decentralized chief officer".
Huawei is also reportedly considering the technology for one of its future devices. It costs $1,000 and enables the use and storage of cryptocurrencies without incurring transaction fees.
Of course, as TNW points out, these types of features can already be installed on basically any smartphone already on the market.
Pricing, availability details, and most importantly specs were not announced.