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Blockchain-powered HTC Exodus 1 starts selling at a reasonable crypto price

Blockchain-powered HTC Exodus 1 starts selling at a reasonable crypto price
Hot on the heels of a blockchain-powered device called Finney from lesser-known manufacturer Sirin Labs, HTC is making the Exodus 1 phone available for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin buyers.

Given the volatile nature of the cryptocurrency market, you may not be surprised to hear the price unveiled back in October converts to a significantly smaller sum of (conventional) money. 

Specifically, we’re talking about a fixed 0.15 BTC/4.78 ETH/19.84 LTC rate that equates to around $570, $480, and $580 respectively right now. 

What’s unfortunate is that, although shipments are reportedly underway, the official website still lacks actual product images showcasing the front and back design in full. HTC seems to think the target audience of the Exodus Phone cares more about stuff like the Zion all-in-one blockchain secure wallet and complete user privacy, which may well be the case.

Nonetheless, it’d be nice to find out more about the actual contents of the Exodus 1 retail box from its online checkout page than the fact it includes a Rapid Charge 3.0 with a USB Type-C cable (take that, Apple), an HTC clear case, and a complimentary pair of USonic adaptive earphones.

Then again, the spec sheet was confirmed a little while back, with everything from a Snapdragon 845 processor to 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space, a sharp 6-inch display, dual 12 + 16MP rear-facing cameras, and a generous 3,500 mAh battery in tow, so the bang for buck Bitcoin factor is certainly attractive.

Who knows, perhaps this latest experiment will indeed manage to open the HTC brand up to a new audience in a time of great difficulty.

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7 Comments

notfair

Posts: 643; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

the price is very good for the specs it offers, but like said in the article, where are the actual product photos.

drunkenjay

Posts: 1501; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

too bad bitcoin lost half its value in a month and people are selling their mining gear. this is another flop.

bucknassty

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i think this is ahead of its time... we arent ready as a society for it. people want security but dont understand the blockchain is something that can fulfill those needs

semipro1337

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Or in other terms convert private or sensitive data to block chain then wait hours to mine your own data? Sounds like a winner.

blastertoad

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

It is never going to happen. You would need an educated general public, and implement it as legal tender and take control away from banks and the government. Both stipulations are so far fetched they don't even appear in scifi

bucknassty

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah thats what i was going towards... the general public needs to be more educated, and some more rules need to be implemented and more control needs to be given to the people... it can happen... but in the near future.. probably not

blastertoad

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

It is never going to happen. You would need an educated general public, and implement it as legal tender and take control away from banks and the government. Both stipulations are so far fetched they don't even appear in scifi

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