HTC, the Taiwan-based smartphone maker, is planning to release another blockchain handset, after its first model, the Exodus 1, has achieved some success since its launch.
As reported by local news outlet Taiwan News, the launch, which is scheduled for the second half of the year, is aimed at increasing the Taiwanese company’s presence in the global blockchain market. The move was announced by HTC’s decentralised chief officer Phil Chen during a speech at an investment trend forum held in Taipei last Friday. During the speech, Chen expressed optimism about the future of blockchain, saying that while the technology was still in its early stages of development, it could one day unlock tremendous commercial potential. He added that the core strength of the technology is its ability to provide accessibility to data while ensuring the privacy of users.
HTC launched its first blockchain phone, the Exodus, in October, with Chen saying at the time that boosting user privacy was the company’s primary motivation…