In a Twitter announcement last Sunday, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee confirmed that HTC’s new blockchain-compatible smartphone will support Litecoin.
Met the HTC Exodus team last week and was really excited to hear the phone will support LTC and Lightning Network on Litecoin natively! I will be an advisor as I see having a secure crypto phone that makes LN simple is needed for mass adoption.
P.S. No, they will not remove BTC. https://t.co/WQcygPVst0
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) July 30, 2018
Lee also revealed he was joining HTC’s development team for the Exodus as an advisor. This announcement comes a few days after Lee claimed he met with the Exodus team a week ago. He also confirmed that the Exodus will support the Lightning Network on Litecoin natively.
Lee also added a disclaimer saying that Exodus will still feature Bitcoin support.
Bringing on the Smartphone Big Guns
HTC confirmed Lee’s announcement on Monday, saying that they were honored to have Lee join the team.
The Taiwanese electronics giant first revealed the Exodus in May, saying they were developing the world’s very first cryptocurrency smartphone. The Exodus will act as both a mobile connection point to blockchain networks and a storage device for major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and ethereum.
HTC’s chief crypto officer Phil Chen says the firm is hoping to release the new smartphone by the end of the year, however, Chen declined to provide an exact date.
People interested in getting the smartphone earlier can participate in a pre-sale using bitcoin or ether, Chen also said.
HTC is not the only firm with designs on crypto smartphone dominance. Last July 11, Sirin Labs announced they were designing their own crypto smartphone, called the “Finney.”
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