September 27, 2020

HTC introduced a new smartphone model with support for full Bitcoin nodes and the Lightning Network

Mobile phone manufacturer HTC introduced a new smartphone model that promises support full Bitcoin nodes and Lightning Network micropayment protocol. The presentation of Exodus 1s took place on Saturday at the Lightning Conference in Berlin.

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“Full nodes are the most important element of the stability of the Bitcoin network. We have lowered the entry barrier so that anyone can run a full node ”, Declared HTC Decentralization Director Phil Chen.

When starting a full Taiwan Bitcoin nodeThe company recommends connecting to a WiFi network and a power source. To store the Bitcoin transaction history, users are given the opportunity to expand the device’s memory with an SD card by 400 GB. Currently, the size of the Bitcoin blockchain is about 250 GB.

The company also promises to support the Lightning Network protocol, having launched the first smartphone sales during the conference using this protocol.

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Exodus 1s is a budget versionExodus' flagship blockchain product 1. Its price is € 219 ($ 233), and the device can also be purchased using cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) .

Initially, sales of Exodus 1s will start in Europe, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Taiwan.

Recall the first version of the Exodus blockchain smartphoneHTC introduced exactly a year ago. Exodus 1 supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens, and more recently, BCH. The device sells for $ 699, you can pay for it with both cryptocurrencies and fiat money.