HTC Launched Exodus Phone with Binance
In a direct drive for adoption, HTC has created a Binance-enabled phone, with special features for approved traders.
HTC Exodus, the crypto-enabled phone, is offering a Binance edition, linking the device directly with one of the busiest crypto exchanges.
The HTC EXODUS 1 - @binance Edition is now on sale via our website (https://t.co/rqVmcN01QK).— HTC EXODUS (@htcexodus) December 5, 2019
The first 500 Binance customers (with KYC completed) to purchase the device will receive $100 in $BNB on a first-come, first-served basis.
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HTC offers a special discount to the first 500 Binance customers that purchase the phone, including an airdrop of $100 in BNB delayed until March 2019. The sales period will run between December 5 and February 20, 2020, and the device is open for purchase in fiat, but also Bitcoin (BTC) and Binance Coin (BNB).
The phone is geared to expanding crypto adoption and offering a smoother experience. The device will even offer an option for social key recovery, removing one of the biggest hurdles to crypto adoption.
HTC Exodus 1s comes with cryptocurrency-related features like Zion crypto wallet, secure enclave, social key recovery, decentralized apps and bitcoin full node support. See review and price in Kenya. https://t.co/YbiMtayzT6 pic.twitter.com/hRsPFrKJXe— TechAppeala (@TechAppeala) November 28, 2019
The partnership reveals the potential for increased direct adoption of crypto-related services. Binance has moved with multiple offerings, as some of its previous sources of high income dwindled. The exchange now offers its own crypto lending program for a small selection of altcoins.
Additionally, Binance recently opened free Tezos (XTZ) staking. Just days later, the exchange also announced Cosmos (ATOM) staking, extending its offerings for passive income.
Binance trading volumes remained above $1.2 billion in the past 24 hours, expanding again after a relatively inactive period. The exchange surpassed OKEx and Huobi, which temporarily sank to around $500 million in daily trades each. Binance has added activity due to its futures market, with several altcoins booming based on robust interest.
BNB traded around $15.44, holding up relatively steady during the recent altcoin sell-offs. The asset trades on relatively low volumes around $266 million in 24 hours, and so far has not achieved its previous pumps against BTC or the US dollar.
Binance also continues with regular offerings from its Launchpad program. This time, the token on offer was TROY, a primary brokerage and crypto trading platform. TROY was immediately listed on Binance DEX after the successful token sale.