HTC announced that its first phone of the Exodus project, the ‘Exodus 1’, will be available to purchase with the crypto-currency Litecoin. The early access version of the HTC ‘Exodus 1’ can now be purchased on the HTC Exodus website using bitcoin, ether, or litecoin. Litecoin’s creator Charlie Lee is joining the HTC Exodus team as a consultant. Furthermore, the company announced the 1st wave of ‘Exodus 1’ phones began shipping December 5. In addition, the company launched ‘Zion,’ the all-in-one wallet on the blockchain.
Combined with a ‘Secure Enclave’ operating layer independent from the Android OS, Exodus 1, is capable of storing user crypto keys with utmost security.
With multiple functions including decentralised applications (Dapps), payment, collectibles, as well as exchange and access to a wider blockchain marketplace in HTC’s future roadmap, the ‘Zion’ all-in-one secure wallet operates through Trusted Executive Environment (TEE) technologies. With a ‘Secure Enclave’ operating independently of the Android OS, the wallet will protect the entrusted crypto-keys. When authorising transactions, Zion Trusted UI creates a safe zone, guarding against the possibility of data-theft from malware running on the device.