HTC has long been very positive about cryptocurrencies. She recently announced that she will be launching a privacy-focused 5G blockchain router that allows you to run a full bitcoin node (node).
HTC continues the trend of success for the Exodus 1, the first ever cryptocurrency smartphone. The router, which should be launched sometime in the middle of this year, emphasizes user privacy – it is equipped with ProtonMail encrypted email service software, Brave Browser functionality or decentralized VIP Incognito mode.
HTC claims that in this respect, the best choice to protect against collecting data from large technology companies about your home, be it products like Google Nest or Amazon Alexa.
“Exodus is about ownership. Owning your keys, owning your data, owning your privacy. Exodus is the shield against the onslaught of big tech and its assault on the privacy of your home. By using the Exodus 5G Hub, you have more control and ownership of your data than ever before.”
The specs are similar to a mobile phone, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 4GB of memory, a microSD slot, a nano SIM slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 7,660mAh battery. The original HTC Hub was priced at $600 but pricing has not yet been revealed for the forthcoming version which is due to land in the second quarter.