HTC Exodus 1 now available, first wave of shipments starts

The HTC Exodus 1 the companys first cryptocurrency-focused phone is now available for purchase. The first wave of shipments is starting and if you want in, you can buy one with Litecoin, Bitcoin or Ethereum. You cant buy this phone with fiat currency. Meanwhile, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has joined the Exodus team as a consultant.

Besides the Exodus 1 itself, this marks the debut of the Zion crypto wallet. Its backed by hardware security thats separate from the Android system. Theres a clever Social Key Recovery function too.

Using the wallet you can trade cryptocurrencies, pay with crypto and also run dApps. Zion works with Litecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum (plus a couple of ETH-based tokens). And collect cryptokitties, essentially a distributed version of tamagotchi.

Now, would you like to see a clear photo of the phone? Well, so would we. Thats an unusual thing for a device thats already shipping. This is the best we can do Phil Chen holding the Exodus 1 at a Slush 2018 presentation. He is HTCs Decentralized Chief Officer.

You can watch said presentation here.