03-05-2020 icon

HTC Unveils 5G Router with Capability to Run a Bitcoin Node

By Sagetwriter
  • HTC is working on a new blockchain router, EXODUS 5G Hub, which will allow users to run a full bitcoin node and relay transactions independent of any third party

Taiwanese Electronics Giant – HTC has unveiled a new privacy-focused portable 5G blockchain router that enables users to run a full Bitcoin node.

The router named the “Exodus 5G Hub”, provides 5G connectivity to all internet enabled devices and uses Zion Vault software to enable users store Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.

The device software also offers security features including social recovery for private keys; hence allowing users breakup, encrypt and share their recovery phrases among trusted friends. 

HTC 5G Router Overview

The HTC router takes shape of a smart home device with its 5-inch screen. It comes integrated with privacy focused apps such as encrypted email service ProtonMail, blockchain-enabled Brave Browser and decentralized VPN Incognito.

Describing the device, HTC Chief officer – Phil Chen said:

“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.”

Chen says the device aims to improve data privacy in the home space by letting users hold on to their own coin keys through a hardware wallet, offering more privacy than Amazon Alexa or Google Nest.

Additional Features and Specifications

The device features high end mobile gadget specifications: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 4GB of memory, a microSD slot, a nano SIM slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 7,660mAh battery. 

HTC says the 5G router will hit the market mid-2020, around the same time its price would revealed.

Also see: HTC Launches Exodus 1s – First Phone to Run a Full Bitcoin Node