Basic Attention Token (BAT) Brave is the default internet browser on the new HTC exodus phone.
This was announced by CEO Brendan Eich of Basic Attention Token [BAT] and Brave.
“We are very happy to have @Brave as default browser & to be working with HTC on their Exodus phone”
— BrendanEich (@BrendanEich) 8 December 2018
Brave recently updated their browser in 2018 making it fully compatible with all chrome extensions.
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. The browser blocks ads and website trackers.
Some of my favorite reasons to use the browser over bigger know ones include:
- It’s fast.
- In-built Adblocker.
- Strong default privacy settings.
- Sites don’t annoy you to disable Adblocker when using the browser.
Brave teaming up with HTC is definitely a step in the right direction for crypto as a whole.
However, While it could help bring more adoption this phone is aimed at people already involved with Crypto making it more of a niche product.
The exodus phone provides a storage solution for several cryptocurrencies and also gives accessibility to blockchain-based applications.
It also includes an Android app called Zion, this has the capability to store your private keys as it is separated from the actual operating system of the phone.
HTC is currently investing heavily into crypto and their phones.
The new vision slogan reads “Rebuilding trust, one phone at a time”
Phil Chen, HTC’s “decentralized chief officer.” had this to say about the new phone and direction of the company.
“We see a world where people own their own identities and data, where everyone understands the concept and economics of digital property.”
Digital property and data is big business. By 2020 it is expected to reach a staggering $203 billion.
We recently covered an ICO called Your Data Safe which is a GDPR Compliant Data Management and Rewards Platform so fully understand the importance and impact that personal data can have.
This phone and direction from HTC get a thumbs up from us, raising more awareness of crypto, protecting peoples data whilst offering a much quicker and slicker online experience with a secure gateway to blockchain can only help the space to grow.