HTC’s blockchain phone is getting some new apps at this time, which begin to present us what the phone can be useful for. HTC includes about 20 new apps, together with a private tracker that may promote your knowledge for the cryptocurrency, and it’s additionally partnering with Opera to permit customers to make micropayments to websites. Beforehand, this phone’s main blockchain function was the power to commerce and retailer CryptoKitties.
The HTC Exodus phone now has entry to numerous new decentralized apps (often known as “Dapps”), which stay in an app retailer that isn’t managed by any particular firm, that notably reaps the benefits of the telephone’s hardware. Probably the interesting addition is an app referred to as Numbers, which tracks consumer information on strolling, sleeping, driving, and extra, then permits you to promote your knowledge to 3rd events.
The Numbers app is geared toward bringing additional transparency round information assortment and permitting customers to make cash — in cryptocurrency — off their very own information. “No longer solely can customers personal their information, but it surely forces corporations to be extra clear about how that information is used,” says HTC’s chief decentralized officer Phil Chen. In addition to giving customers management over their knowledge assortment, the Numbers Dapp can also be presupposed to doubtlessly profit customers by reducing their automobile or medical health insurance if optimistic information is recorded about their driving or strolling habits, says Chen.