Owners of a Samsung smartphone of the latest generation may rejoice: Recently, the device also supports Bitcoin. In the run-up to criticism had become loud, as the South Korean electronics manufacturer had just pre-installed an Ethereum Wallet.
so now. According to the content of a blog entry on Samsung's developer website "Software Development Kit (SDK)", the Galaxy S10 now also supports Bitcoin. With it, the company follows critical voices that had come up against Samsung's former Ethereum focus. From now on, developers can program Android apps that build on BTC and integrate them directly into Samsung's latest generation handsets. The adaptation should therefore be conducive to the step.
Earlier, the South Korean electronics company had the crypto currency no. 1 still excluded; Only ethers and ERC20 tokens were able to put users on the latest generation smartphone.
In addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum is another block chain platform in the blog entry. We are talking about Klaytn. This is a blockchain project of the cocoa subsidiary Ground X, which specializes primarily in decentralized applications. Cocoa operates, among other things, the popular messenger app KakaoTalk.
Initially, the four Blockchain projects are only available in Canada, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom, as the company communicates on the SDK website.
Samsung in Blockchain country
The Bitcoin support from the Galaxy S10 is part of a trend towards more blockchain and crypto adaptation from Samsung. It was not until the end of July that we reported on the conclusion of a strategic partnership between Samsung SDS and the Vietnamese telecommunications provider CMC. Among other things, the goal was to promote blockchain technology and initiate a "digital transformation process in the country," according to Nguyen Trung Chinh, CEO of CMC.
In addition, Samsung announced in July this year the establishment of a blockchain consortium. The aim of the merger, which includes companies such as LG UPlus, is to accelerate identification procedures (KYC). The consortium wants to achieve this by integrating blockchain technology into Samsung's Knox solution. Along with Samsung, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, SK Telecom, KTm LG Ultra Plus and, with Koscom, the Korean Exchange Korea Exchange's IT offshoot are among the participants.
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