Samsung recently filed for a patent called Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch. While not a lot of details about this new project are currently known, many people in the industry have already been pointing out how useful this new technology can be.
So, how will this new technology work? It can be used to mine crypto's better than some ASIC miners, which are specialized mining devices created by crypto mining manufacturers. Their only purpose is to be used for mining so, if someone else creates a better technology, they will be obsolete.
Despite the obvious effects that the patent can cause, no one is actually sure that the final product will be ever developed. Sam Town, a crypto analyst, told Coindesk, who reported on this story, that parents can be a defensive weapon to stop other companies from creating a similar product.
They do not necessarily need to be created in order to defend your idea. It’s not that you want to use it, you just want other people not to be able to do it.
It is no surprise that Samsung is entering the crypto mining industry, as the company develops some of the chips which are used in ASIC miners. In fact, some people may even say that it took too long.
If a company with the size and power of Samsung enters the market, other companies will certainly have problems, especially if they are not so big and are very focused on mining only. Even big ones such as Canaan and Bitmain may be affected. It is important, however, to wait and see what will happen. It is impossible to measure the effect of some technology before it is on the market.