Brave Browser To Be Built Into HTC Blockchain Smartphone
The decentralized browser Brave will be built into the Exodus 1 blockchain smartphone from HTC, one of the leading mobile phones manufacturers, CNET reports.
Brave is an open-source browser. It works on blockchain and is known for blocking advertising information and trackers of various websites. The browser will be built into the HTC Exodus 1 model, which the manufacturer positions as the world's first smartphone with support of various blockchains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, announced the partnership with HTC on Twitter. He appreciated the cooperation with the smartphone manufacturer and the fact that the browser will be built into Exodus 1 by default. At the same time, the chief of Brave did not disclose the details of the deal.
The Brave browser uses Basic Attention Token (BAT) as a payment to advertisers and users for viewing ads. In June 2017, Eich’s company held an ICO, during which it managed to raise $35 million in 30 seconds.
HTC was founded in 1997 in Taiwan and became a major manufacturer of household electronic goods. In 2010, it became one of the leading suppliers of smartphones in the US market but later was replaced by Apple, Samsung, and LG. In 2017, HTC owned just 2.3% of the smartphones market, and now it supposedly controls less than one and a half percent.
As previously reported, the blockchain smartphone HTC Exodus 1 will go on sale in December 2018.