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Samsung SDS to Develop Blockchain Technology that Will Replace 'Active X'
Blockchain-based Authentication Platform
Samsung SDS to Develop Blockchain Technology that Will Replace 'Active X'
  • By Michael Herh
  • January 18, 2018, 02:15
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Samsung SDS will release an electronic authentication platform technology based on blockchains to replace plug-in program 'ActiveX'.
Samsung SDS will release an electronic authentication platform technology based on blockchains to replace plug-in program 'ActiveX'.

 

Samsung SDS will begin developing an electronic authentication platform that will replace plug-in program 'ActiveX.'

Samsung SDS announced on January 17 that the company would release an electronic authentication platform technology based on blockchains through its in-house venture start-up. The company’s new platform simplifies an authentication system based on the security of blockchains. The new solution is expected to be able to replace ActiveX and financial authentication certificates which forced users to undergo a lot of inconvenience due to many steps for electronic payment or personal authentication several times.

Earlier, the Korean government said that the company will set up a comprehensive and step-by-step roadmap and push forward with its plans based on the road map to remove plug-ins from public agencies' websites by 2020. This year, the government will remove all plug-ins from the top 30 public websites that people use frequently.

It is said that the electronic authentication platform was named “Rezoome.” Rezoome is more secure than plug-in programs such as ActiveX and slashing the authentication time to one-fifth, thereby greatly enhancing user convenience.

Samsung SDS is planning to gradually expand Rezoome into financial and public services after starting with certificate issuance services such as the issuance of academic degree, career, and grade certificates. "Rezoome is still in the stage to check whether or not it can be commercialized," a Samsung SDS official said. “This technology came from one of ideas that can be developed through blockchains."