Consumer Electronics Giant HTC Announces Bitcoin Full-Node on Exodus 1S Smartphone

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Consumer electronics giant High Tech Computer (HTC) announced the Exodus 1S smartphone with bitcoin (BTC) full node capability in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 11.In the press release, the company claims that the value-oriented version of the smartphone will be released at the end of the third quarter of 2019. Building on the first generation of the company’s blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC claims that it will be the first smartphone to provide full node capability.The release states that the phone will contain the full Bitcoin blockchain and allow for a trustless user experience since “a full node is the only way to use Bitcoin in a fully private way and full nodes are critical to securing the future of Bitcoin.” Phil Chen, decentralized chief officer at HTC, commented on the development:“Full nodes are the most important ingredient in the resilience of the Bitcoin network and we…

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