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HTC's New $300 Smartphone 'Exodus 1s' Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node

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By CCN: HTC plans to launch a second generation of the Exodus 1 blockchain smartphone by 2019, according to the company's Chief Decentralized Officer Phil Chen. The upcoming Exodus 1s will provide more support for decentralized browsing, messaging, and social media apps (dapps). But that's not all. The 2nd gen blockchain smart phone will also be able to run a full bitcoin node HTC said Saturday...

Exclusive Interview: What’s Really Happening at SIRIN Labs?

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CCN spoke with Nimrod May to find out if SIRIN will continue making phones or focus on developing an OS. May also gave a side-by-side comparison of the SIRIN FINNEY and the HTC Exodus 1. SIRIN Labs launched its blockchain smartphone, the FINNEY, just a few weeks ago. In the middle of a cryptocurrency market crisis, SIRIN’s plans hit the spotlight and led some to question if the $158 million ICO...

HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Smartphone Will Ship with Brave Browser

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The Exodus 1 is HTC’s cryptocurrency and blockchain oriented phone. It’s designed as a native blockchain mobile and to work securely with cryptocurrency and decentralized applications (dApps). Revealed in a recent tweet by co-founder Brendan Eich, who also developed the Firefox Mozilla browser, Brave will be HTC’s default browser. We are very happy to have @Brave as default browser & to be...

Samsung Files for Cryptocurrency Trademarks in the EU For Smartphones

Electronics giant Samsung has filed applications for three blockchain-related trademark requests for smartphones. Based on the descriptions provided by the company, the three European trademark requests relate to providing crypto custody services on smartphones, which indicates that Samsung may be planning to make its entry into the 'blockchain smartphone' market following the recent release of...

Does the Fall of $158M Crypto ICO Show Necessity of Strict Regulation?

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Recently, Sirin Labs, an initial coin offering (ICO) project that raised $158 million during the bull market of 2017, made the headlines for its controversial pivot from a hardware-based business model to supplying software to mobile phone manufacturers. According to a report released by Bloomberg, nearly a year since the ICO, the company has not been able to generate any profit and its mobile...

This Week in Crypto: Never-Ending Bitcoin Cash Drama & a[nother] Blockchain Phone

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The Bitcoin price grabbed the headlines this week, once again plunging to a new yearly low and placing the crypto market on the brink of sinking below the $100 billion level for the first time in 2018. However, there was much more than price action afoot, and, per the usual, much of it involved drama in the Bitcoin Cash camp. Lawsuit Takes Aim at Bitcoin Cash Backers Another week, another lawsuit...

First Look: HTC Demos Crypto Smartphone Exodus at Slush 2018

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Ten years ago, consumer electronics manufacturer HTC made history when it released the HTC Dream, the first commercial device to utilize the Android operating system. A few months later, another monumental event took place, when Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto mined the BTC Genesis Block, birthing what Phil Chen -- HTC’s “chief decentralized officer” -- coined a “quiet revolution.” Now, a decade...

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