Last year HTC announced the HTC Exodus, a blockchain smartphone. It seemed like a rather novel idea, and to make it even more novel, HTC later announced that customers could buy the phone using only cryptocurrency. However if you were interested in the handset but do not own cryptocurrency, you’re in luck.
HTC has announced that customers interested in the Exodus will now be able to buy it using real money. Previously HTC had only accepted cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin, but if you have $750 real-life money, you will be able to pick up the phone for yourself, assuming you still want one.
The handset in question is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone with a 6-inch QHD+ display, 6GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. It also sports a pretty cool translucent display on the back that shows the innards of the phone, but the main selling point of the phone is it supports blockchain and comes with its own secure enclave where it stores crypto keys.
The idea is that by keeping the enclave away from the processor and operating system, users will have a more convenient way of bringing their crypto keys around with them without having to worry about hackers stealing them. We’re not sure how many people would actually need a smartphone like this, but as we said, it is priced at $750 for those who are interested in getting their hands on it.