HTC launches the EXODUS 1s — the first
smartphone to put a full Bitcoin node in your pocket
- EXODUS 1s will accelerate access to universal basic finance, allowing the user to buy, sell, send, receive, lend and borrow cryptocurrency all on the 1s
- 1s provides security and support to the Bitcoin blockchain by empowering the user to run a full node on mobile
- 1s is a €219 version of the pioneering EXODUS 1
Berlin, October 19th, 2019— HTC today announced the launch of the EXODUS 1s at the Lightning Conference in Berlin. The EXODUS 1s is a lower cost version of the pioneering HTC EXODUS 1, which is a smartphone with a built-in hardware wallet. HTC is selling the first 1s devices at the Lightning Conference using the Lightning payment network.
The EXODUS 1s will provide an opportunity for users who want to dip their toes into the crypto world and harness the powers of blockchain technology at the more accessible price point of €219 EUR/5990 TWD, or the equivalent price in crypto via BTC, ETH, LTC, BNB, BCH.
The EXODUS 1s will start to unlock what it means to have Bitcoin on a mobile phone by bringing banking services to the individual, empowering the user to be their own bank. They can buy, sell, send, receive, trade, lend and borrow all on the device — it is like having a Swiss bank in your pocket.
The EXODUS 1s will launch initially in Europe, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Further territory launches will be announced at a later date. A full list of initial availability is included at the bottom of this release.
The EXODUS 1s is available to order immediately in those territories on htcexodus.com
In a ground-breaking development, the EXODUS 1s is the first smartphone ever to provide full Bitcoin node capabilities through powerful software tools. The EXODUS 1s is the combination of a smartphone with a hardware wallet and a full Bitcoin node all at an accessible price point.
Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer at HTC says“EXODUS is about empowering the user. We gave users the ability to own their own keys, and now we’ve gone one step further to allow users to run their own full Bitcoin node. We are providing the tools for access to universal basic finance; the tools to have a metaphorical Swiss bank in your pocket. Full nodes are the most important ingredient in the resilience of the Bitcoin network and we have lowered the barrier to entry for any person to run a node, which is simply a computer, mobile in our case, participating in the global Bitcoin network that propagates transactions and blocks everywhere, which is the foundation and fundamental definition of a peer-to-peer cash system.”
The full Bitcoin ledger is around 260GB at the moment increasing at 60GB per year. The full Bitcoin ledger can be stored on an SD card (sold separately, 400GB+ SD card required) and allow a user to verify and relay transactions without requiring a centralized third party.
Running a full Bitcoin node is still quite experimental and innovative. The HTC EXODUS team are looking forward to feedback from the community to help improve the experience.
HTC EXODUS believes a full node is the best way to use Bitcoin in a fully private, trustless manner and full nodes are critical to securing the future of Bitcoin.
While it is recommended to be connected to Wifi and plugged in to a power source when running the full node, it can also be used on the go.
HTC EXODUS 1 users will also receive full Bitcoin node capabilities in the future. We look forward to sharing more details on this at a later date.
|MEMORY||4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage|
|OS||Running Android Oreo 8.1|
|APPLICATIONS PROCESSOR||Working on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 mobile platform|
|DISPLAY||5.7” HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio|
|CAMERA||13MP main camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) technology
13MP front camera with LED flash light
Full HD 1080p video recording
|SIM CARD AND MOBILE NETWORKING||Nano SIM
4G+3G dual standby SIM card manager:
Set up mobile data connection without swapping SIM cards in existing SIM slots
2G/2.5G — GSM/GPRS/EDGE
· 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
· 850/900/1900/2100 (B1/B2/B5/B8); HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
· FDD: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
· TDD: Bands 38, 40, 41
Support Cat.6 download up to 300 Mbps, upload up to 50Mbps
|HEADPHONE JACK||3.5 mm stereo audio jack|
|AVAILABILITY||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, Saudi Arabia|
|COST||Price including Tax/VAT:
Europe (EUR or crypto equivalent): €219
Taiwan (TWD or crypto equivalent): $5990
KSA (crypto equivalent only): SAR 739
UAE (crypto equivalent only): AED 729
About HTC EXODUS & Zion Vault:
HTC’s Project EXODUS is a smartphone solution that will power the decentralized web. For more than 20 years, HTC has created foundational technology for worldwide mobile and virtual reality technology. Through EXODUS, HTC is investing in the development and implementation of blockchain technology that will usher in a new area of secure data storage and transactions and take blockchain technology mobile for the first time.
Zion, your private vault on the blockchain, allows you to conduct crypto transactions, view and manage your crypto collectibles, and manage your crypto life while maintaining ownership of your keys. With your Zion Vault, store, send, and request Bitcoin, ether, litecoin, stellar, selected ERC-20 tokens, and ERC-721 collectibles.
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