According to a recent publication, HTC and Bitcoin.com have entered into a partnership that gives native Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support to HTC’s Exodus 1 blockchain smartphone. Furthermore, Bitcoin.com will now become an official HTC Exodus 1 seller and its own wallet will be pre-installed as well. With this, Exodus 1 users will now be able to easily buy, sell, spend, receive and store Bitcoin Cash right from their phones.
Roger Ver, the Executive Chairman of Bitcoin.com has commented on the relationship between both firms and what the future holds for their partnership:
“Bitcoin.com’s partnership with HTC will enable Bitcoin Cash to be used as peer to peer electronic cash for the millions of HTC smartphone users around the world.”
Before now, HTC had support only for the top two digital currencies in the market, Bitcoin and Ethereum. By May, the company added support for in-wallet swaps, through the integration of Kyber Network’s liquidity protocol. This allowed all users of the Exodus 1 to easily swap with more than 60 different ERC20 tokens such as the KNC, DAI and BAT.
HTC views its support of the crypto community as an important part to play in the grand scheme of things in the industry, especially as it relates to giving users total control of their assets. HTC’s Decentralized Chief Officer Phil Chen also corroborates this, adding that there is need for “true power” to remain in the hands of the users. According to Chen:
“It is a scary prospect for many of the big players in both Silicon Valley and in the smartphone maker space. If users are allowed to own their own keys and data, this will have a significant impact on the business models and revenue of these powerful firms.”
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