HTC Launches Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    As promised earlier this year, HTC launched their first blockchain phone. In many ways, the Exodus 1 resembles your typical HTC Android flagship, with a 6" 1440x2560 display, a Snapdragon 845 paired with 6GB of DDR4x RAM, a 3500mAh battery, 12MP + 16MP front facing cameras, IP68 water resistance, and HTC specific bells and whistles like Boomsound and Edge Sense. However, the phone also has a "secure enclave" that's designed to isolate cryptocurrency keys from the rest of the OS. Details on the features like "Trusted UI" and Social Key recovery" are scarce, but HTC elaborated a little here and here. As of this post, you can preorder the phone for 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETHC, which works out to about $950 USD.

    HTC also posted a promotional video for the phone, which you can see here.

    HTC has developed what it calls a "unique Social Key Recovery mechanism" in case your phone is lost or stolen, or if you've forgotten your cryptographic keys, which serve as your secure digital identity reference on the Exodus 1. This feature is marketed as an easy and secure way to recover lost keys. It essentially allows you to pick a few trustworthy contacts.
     
  2. arnemetis

    arnemetis 2[H]4U

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    A little late to market I think, by about a year. I'm worn out on crypto, the bubble is past and I don't know what would push for another one. It does have some interesting features.
     
  3. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's had multiple bubbles. Like equities, except at increased rates. I'd wager there will be another one that drives the gamers nuts, and gets grandma asking about crypto.
     
  4. Paladin21

    Paladin21 Gawd

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    Social key recovery? So my fallback plan for ensuring the security of my stuff is to outsource this to my friends who don't give two shits about computer security? I like my friends and all, but I'd never, never even consider trusting them with the security of anything important on a computer.
     
  5. arnemetis

    arnemetis 2[H]4U

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    Sounds like you need [H]arder friends ;)
     
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  6. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I wonder if exodus wallet will sue?!
     
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