Unveiled in early May, the HTC Exodus phone dubbed itself as the first major phone for blockchain. Their vision was to expand the blockchain ecosystem by creating the first phone that’s dedicated to decentralized applications and security. This allows users to use the Exodus as a device to let owner’s keep their data and blockchain currencies.
Recently HTC has decided to natively support Litecoin and the Lightning Network on the Exodus. This application will allow Exodus users to make low cost blockchain transactions directly off their phone. To help integrate the Lightning Network as simply as possible into the phone, Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin will be joining HTC’s Exodus team as an advisor.
Met the HTC Exodus team last week and was really excited to hear the phone will support LTC and Lightning Network on Litecoin natively! I will be an advisor as I see having a secure crypto phone that makes LN simple is needed for mass adoption.
P.S. No, they will not remove BTC. https://t.co/WQcygPVst0
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) July 30, 2018
In an interview with The Verge, HTC Crypto Officer, Phil Chen, has said that the price of the Exodus will be “comparable” to the $1,000 blockchain powered phone Finney, created by Sirin Labs. As for the release date, there are no specifics yet however, it is expected to be released at the end of this year with a price announcement by the end of Q3.