- The privacy-focused portable 5G blockchain router aids users to run a Bitcoin node with a private vault
- It resembles a smart home device and is loaded with privacy focused apps like Brave Browser, ProtonMail
HTC, the electronics giant has recently unveiled the HTC Exodus 5G Hub, a portable 5G blockchain router that facilitates users who wish to run a full Bitcoin node.
Keeping up with the cryptocurrency theme, the privacy-focused portable 5G blockchain router aids users to run a Bitcoin node with a private vault to keep record of cryptocurrencies. With the help of hub's display, users can track market performance and the display can be tweaked to show up-to-date pricing information.
Yet to arrive by the second half of 2020, Exodus 5G Hub seems to have followed upon the popularity and success of HTC’S Exodus 1 phones which also featured the ability to run full Bitcoin nodes.
The Hub leverages Zion Vault software for allowing users to store Bitcoin, Binance Coin, Ethereum (including ERC-721 and ERC-20 tokens), Stellar and Litecoin. The hub also provides 5G connectivity to all internet enabled devices. The software comes with security features such as social recovery for confidential keys, meaning you can breakup, encrypt & share recovery phrase among reliable friends.
While many users might not want to run their Bitcoin node on 5G, Zion Vault facilitates the users with an ability to secure the Bitcoin network by recording as well as verifying transactions.
With its 5-inch screen, the device resembles a smart home device and is loaded with privacy focused apps including blockchain friendly Brave Browser, decentralized VPN Incognito and encrypted email service ProtonMail.
HTC claims that the device is more private than Google Nest or Amazon Alexa and is the ultimate safeguard against the collection of data by big tech companies in your home.
Phil Chen, HTC’s Decentralized Chief Officer, was reportedly quoted saying that Exodus 5G hub is about ownership, owning one’s keys, data and privacy. Exodus is a shield against the onslaught of big techs on privacy in common homes. Chen added that by using the Hub, the user has more control and ownership of data than ever before.