HTC announces CryptoKitties support for its U12+ flagship

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It can also be used as a mining rig for its users to earn new tokens connected to the Exodus Blockchain.

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the popular CryptoKitties game that clogged the Ethereum network shortly after its launch last November.

HTC also announced a partnership with the creators CryptoKitties, "the biggest game in the world, which will be built on the blockchain technology".

The Exodus' main feature is the built-in cryptocurrency wallet, which is expected to ease the process of exchanging digital assets and coins by removing the need for excessive apps and tools power the sending and receiving of crypto funds.

HTC has not revealed any other specifications related to the Exodus.

Every Exodus phone will boast a universal wallet, and will also act as a node in the blockchain.

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Back in May, Phil Chen, HTC Chief Crypto Office said, "We envision a phone where you hold your own keys, you own your own identity and data, and your phone is the hub". "It is exciting to be the first to offer the opportunity to decentralize the Internet and reshape it in favor of the contemporary user ". One must assume that top of the line hardware will be an integral part of this blockchain smartphone, or HTC would have no chance at selling this device at all. In the end, HTC Exodus'm late to the fun that already hints at weak sales of the device is to buy it will be only those miners who for some reason still not out of the game.

According to The Verge, Chen asserts the device will be priced similarly to the world's first blockchain powered smartphone - Sirin Labs' Finney - at around US$1000.

The company said it will release further details and specs of the Exodus phone "in the coming months", which is amazingly imprecise for a phone that's scheduled to launch in said coming months.

Earlier this week, HTC released some specs about their upcoming phone called the Exodus, and an estimated release date.

Whether the appetite for a Blockchain-focused smartphone is there, remains to be seen.