Quoted from Techcrunch, HTC still exists even though the number of employees dropped from 19,000 in 2013 to under 5,000 people worldwide. Apart from market competition, product mix, price, and declining product circulation, HTC companies are still selling products and serving customers. Although his claim to be a "leading innovator in smart phone devices" is debatable, this Taiwanese producer has never been separated from an interesting gimmick. The smart cellphone named Exodus was announced earlier this year. The world's first major blockchain phone is still shrouded in mystery, although HTC revealed some important details this week at the RISE event in Hong Kong. Products are expected to be released in the third quarter of 2018.
HTC's Chief Crypto Officer said, "In the new internet era, people are generally more aware of their data. This is a perfect opportunity to empower users to start having their digital identities. Exodus is a good place to start because the phone is the most personal device, and also where all your data comes from. I am very happy with the opportunities presented to decentralize and reshape the internet for modern users. ”Before the launch, the company partnered with the popular blockchain game, CryptoKitties. This game will be available on a small number of enterprise handsets starting with U12 +.
In an HTC alert related to the news, "This is a significant first step in creating a platform and distribution channel for advertising material that makes digital goods unique. Partnership with Cryptokitties is the beginning of a non-fungible, collectible marketplace, and crypto-based game application store. "In other words, HTC is trying to reintroduce the concept of scarcity through this decentralized application. HTC will also partner with Bitmark to help achieve this goal.