HTC to Launch EXODUS 1s, Smartphone With Complete Node Capacity

“Running a node is perhaps the most significant part the blockchain as it helps protect the community; every one of them acts as the authoritative verifier of every single trade of the block,” said Chen. “We first empowered the user by possessing their own keys and now we are focused on empowering the user to run their own node to help secure and grow the community.”
Without going into specifics, Chen added that he’s been working on the job”for a while” and the most significant barrier was”creating a system that could work as a real full node and hold the entire Bitcoin blockchain on the device.” He believes that this target has now been fulfilled.

Chen described a number of the phone’s technical challenges.