Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC has developed a new 5G router that will allow anyone to operate a full Bitcoin node from their home. The new device, dubbed EXODUS 5G Hub, is expected to launch in the second quarter of this year.
A range of functionality for cryptocurrencies on HTC EXODUS
The device offers, like smartphones in the EXODUS range, support for Zion Vault, a real private safe allowing users to manage their cryptocurrencies.
Zion Vault, therefore, supports many cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and BNB. ERC-20 and ERC-721 standard tokens are also supported.
It is in particular the Zion Vault which allows the EXODUS 5G from HTC to operate a full Bitcoin node. The ability to operate a full Bitcoin node may not be of interest to most users, but it is nonetheless essential in order to further decentralize the network.
In addition, this functionality allows the purchase and sale in connection with third-party exchanges and the reception and sending of cryptocurrencies to other addresses. The Zion Vault, which is a real wallet, also takes care of the security and management of your private keys.
In addition to these many features already largely sufficient to convince us, the EXODUS 5G will support several privacy-friendly applications, including the ProtonMail email service and especially the Brave crypto-browser.
A privacy-friendly device
In terms of specifications, the EXODUS is equipped with a 5-inch HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 4GB of RAM expandable to 32GB, a microSD slot, a nano SIM slot, an Ethernet port and a 7,660 mAh battery.
The EXODUS 5G will sell for $ 600 or $ 300 when purchased with a monthly subscription, offering download speeds of up to 700 Mb/s. It will have the ability to share its connection with 20 different devices connected via Wi-Fi.