HTC’s Blockchain Smartphone Will Include Built-in LTC Support, Charlie Lee Reveals
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has revealed that HTC will support LTC and the Lightning Network [LN] natively in its blockchain smartphone Exodus.
Earlier on Monday, Charlie Lee informed his followers on Twitter that he sat down with the team developing HTC Exodus last week. The agenda for the meeting was to discuss various crypto-related features expected to be integrated with the phone.
One small step for @SatoshiLite. One giant leap for blockchain.
— HTC Exodus (@htcexodus) July 30, 2018
In May, the Taiwanese phone manufacturer announced that it is working on a new Android phone which will be powered by blockchain technology. According to HTC’s chief crypto officer Phil Chen, the new device would be “comparable” to the $1000 Finney blockchain-powered phone released by Sirin Labs last year.
The phone is expected in the market before the end of the year and will mark the beginning of HTC’s support for blockchain technology. According to Chen, the company will launch a pre-sale in which both bitcoin and ethereum will be accepted.
HTC will support Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) as well as Litecoin in the blockchain-powered smartphone. The owners of HTC Exodus will be able to trade cryptocurrencies from one user to another directly from the phones. In the latest update on July 10, HTC said that the phone will come with a built-in digital wallet and users will be able to play CryptoKitties on the device.