Samsung Finally Announces Integration of Bitcoin (BTC) Into its Blockchain Smartphone
Samsung has officially announced its integration of Bitcoin into its upcoming and series of blockchain-enabled smartphones. This news comes in the wake of the company's partnerships with a range of blockchain-enabled or specialist companies like Enjin.
This move also comes in the months after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series back in mid-March 2019. Along with this broader announcement, the team also introduced its community to its bespoke ‘Blockchain Keystore' which offers its users broader access to cryptocurrency storage and payment solution for Ethereum and related ERC-20 Tokens.
Even though this includes a wide range of dApps that leverage Ethereum, Samsung actually had an unspoken exclusion of the number one cryptocurrency in terms of market cap.
The company that is otherwise known as one of the tech giants operating within South Korea has since announced that it will be including Bitcoin related features to its developer kit (SDK) for a wider array of S10 models (S10e, S10, S10+ as well as the S10 5G) including its Note10 and Note10+ models.
The Samsung-based SDK solution actually allows those on Android Devices to link their dedicated blockchain addresses to Samsung's blockchain Keystore. From there, users will be able to sign cryptocurrency transaction as well as check their Keystore status.
Some of the blockchain features on these phones remain geographically exclusive to certain areas. For the moment, these consist of the following: Canada, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S., and the U.K.
Some of the newest additions to the SDK also include support for other native cryptocurrencies such as Klay, from the Klaytn network, which was recently launched by the Korean-based messaging solution – Kakao.
During the latter part of last week, Kakao's blockchain subsidiary, known as GroundX has since teased at the launch of its upcoming wallet for Klay referred to as Klip, and has also announced the introduction of its very first decentralized dApp partners.
Samsung now officially lists 17 dApps within its digital Keystore and is actually in the process of developing its own, which is based on top of Ethereum. It has been alluded to that it may be working to release its own token, according to reports from the firm.