Hong Kong - July 11th, 2018
Context and meaning are being destroyed by copyright and privacy laws that were written for a bygone era. Join the Exodus of people who will take back control of the value that exists in their personal identity and data.
HTC, the leading innovator in smart phone devices, is spearheading a movement and it starts in the third quarter with the launch of early access to the world’s first major blockchain phone - the Exodus.
HTC has a vision to expand the blockchain ecosystem by creating the world’s first phone dedicated to decentralized applications and security. With the release of the HTC Exodus, which includes an all-important cold storage wallet, we can now make this a reality.
“In the new internet age people are generally more conscious about their data, this a perfect opportunity to empower the user to start owning their digital identity. The Exodus is a great place to start because the phone is the most personal device, and it is also the place where all your data originates from. I’m excited about the opportunity it brings to decentralize the internet and reshape it for the modern user” said HTC’s Chief Crypto Officer Phil Chen.
The advent of Bitcoin and Ethereum brought with it the idea of digital scarcity and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Today, HTC has partnered with the world’s first and most popular NFT game on the blockchain, CryptoKitties, to exclusively distribute it on mobile via selected HTC devices, starting with the U12+ (Available markets to be confirmed). This is a significant first step in creating a platform and distribution channel for creatives who make unique digital goods. Mobile is the most prevalent device in the history of humankind and for digital assets and dapps to reach their potential, mobile will need to be the main point of distribution.
The partnership with CryptoKitties is the beginning of a non fungible, collectible marketplace and crypto gaming app store.
“We understand the potential of digital scarcity and uniqueness. With Exodus, HTC aims to be a general blockchain asset marketplace. We are here to invite all developers to distribute their blockchain game, collectible and NFT concept through us. We believe there is a paradigm shift and the pendulum is swinging back to ownership and the value of content.” said Phil Chen.
HTC is also announcing two partnerships to accelerate advancement in the space – Animoca, the distributor of CryptoKitties and Bitmark, the crypto based digital ownership project.
This is just the start of HTC helping to combat the commoditization of humanity.
Let your data go and join the Exodus by getting early access to the agent of decentralization in the third quarter. Visit the website – htcexodus.com . Further details on specification will be released in the coming months.
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com.
Phil Chen treats entrepreneurial and venture investing endeavors as liberal art pursuits. In 2005, Phil began his career at an e-book start-up which culminated in the Alex Reader, that eventually became the Barnes & Noble Nook. Two years later, Phil joined HTC as product manager, building the first android phones on earth and launching the Facebook phone, the only phone co-branded with a social media internet company that also became the QQ/Tencent and Weibo phone in China. In 2015, Phil also joined Horizons Ventures as Advisor where he served as board director/observer for fifteen companies globally.