Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone and memory chipmaker, has secretly added Bitcoin (BTC) support to its cryptocurrency wallet (blockchain Keystore), according to the latest info on the company’s official website.
As with most cryptocurrency wallets out there, you are now able to receive, send or store Bitcoin on the wallet.
The addition of Bitcoin to Samsung’s wallet could mean millions of people are introduced to the flagship cryptocurrency. This could give a surprise boost to the adoption of Bitcoin and other crypto-assets.
Apart from Bitcoin, the wallet has also added support to Klaytn, a new cryptocurrency launched on June 27, 2019, by a South Korean internet company Kakao.
According to the site, Samsung’s cryptocurrency wallet is available for Galaxy s10, Galaxy s10e, Galaxy s10 Plus, Galaxy s10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Galaxy Note 10 – across six countries: The United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, and South Korea.
The wallet included support for many popular virtual currencies, including Ethereum, ZRX, OmiseGO, Augur, Maker, and Basic Attention Token. Surprisingly, it didn’t support Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap.
Samsung’s blockchain Keystore was officially launched in July this year as part of the company’s dApp Software Development Kit, which offers backup, account management, payment, and digital signature facilitation. In other words, Samsung blockchain Keystore is designed to help developers to manage blockchain accounts easily.
It goes without saying Samsung has been taking great strides toward to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The tech firm has been proving its intent and determination to embrace new disruptive technologies to the fullest by endeavors such as this.
Samsung is not the only phone manufacturer that has offered blockchain devices in the past few months. Sirin and HTC are other tech companies that have also woken up to the fact that smartphone users yearn for cryptocurrency integration.
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