Samsung has availed the beta version of its blockchain Software Development Kit (SDK) for the ethereum blockchain to partner developers. This kit would provide extra tools for creating mobile dApps and blockchain networks. A report unveiled this news earlier today noting that this project targets Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung is the most recent tech giant to make a move into crypto. According to the report, the blockchain SDK would only be available to partners that request early access. Allegedly, the kit signifies the next step in Samsung’s efforts to enable ethereum functionality in its Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, and the Galaxy Fold smartphones.
Apart from providing tools for creating mobile dApps and blockchain networks, the SDK would also give developers ways to manage user accounts. Also, the kit would also let the developers authorize digital signatures for transactions, and control data. On top of this, it would allow linking of external cold wallets such as Trezor and Ledger.
Samsung’s Partners in This Project Set to Enjoy Additional Benefits
Firms that manage to acquire the partner status with Samsung will have access to a “blockchain specialized browser” for web dApps. This browser would have features that enable easier crypto payments. It would also have tools for estimating fees using live crypto exchange rates.
Apart from this, the partners will be in a position to get transactional data from Samsung’s “blockchain proxy node”.
Per Samsung, these benefits would help cut the cost of building dApps on the Galaxy devices. The firm also stated that the official version of the blockchain SDK would go live before the end of 2019. However, it is still unknown whether Samsung is operating its own ethereum node or using a service provider.
Good News for Budget Galaxy Smartphone Holders
Prior to this news, Samsung announced that it would extend the crypto wallet feature to its budget Galaxy model smartphones.
In mid-May, Chae Won-cheol, Samsung Electronics’ senior managing director of the Product Strategy Team said,
We will lower barriers to new experiences by gradually expanding the number of Galaxy models that support blockchain functions. We will also expand our service target countries after Korea, the United States and Canada.
This news comes after Samsung announced that it would introduce crypto key storage in its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The firm noted that this feature would use a trusted execution environment. This is a secure area in the device’s main processor. It would allow the phone to handle private blockchain data securely.
Per Samsung, this feature would offer solid protection against malware and data breach among other threats.
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