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Samsung to Build Blockchain Ecosystem Ahead of Google and Apple
SDK for DApps Developers Released
Samsung to Build Blockchain Ecosystem Ahead of Google and Apple
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • November 5, 2019, 09:11
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Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19) held at San Jose in the United States on Oct. 29 (local time)

Samsung Electronics is stepping up efforts to expand its blockchain business. The company has unveiled a software development kit (SDKs) which allows developers of blockchain-based decentralized applications (DApps) to create a blockchain platform for Galaxy devices.

The Korean tech giant released its “Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK” at Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC 2019), which was held at the San Jose Convention Center for two days starting Oct. 29 (local time). The software development kit enables developers to overcome the security and complexity issues surrounding the development of DApps.

The new SDK provides improved security and allows web-based blockchain apps to run on mobile. The company offers more expanded options to manage private keys through linking with Ledger, a global hardware wallet company, as well as its Samsung Blockchain Keystore. It also helps developers to create blockchain apps seamlessly by supporting payments via cryptocurrencies. Dedicated mobile blockchain app browsers also kick down the mobile door for users.

Samsung Electronics has established the business basis for the app ecosystem in the DApp field by unveiling the SDK, a step ahead of its rivals Google and Apple. Early this year, it started to apply the Blockchain Keystore to the Galaxy S10, and then has kept installing a variety of DApps on the Samsung Blockchain Wallet. The devices that the wallet supports are expanded to include the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy A90 5G.

The released SDK allows users to easily download DAppsby linking various developers’ banking, game and SNS apps to the Galaxy Store through the Samsung Blockchain Wallet. Plus, the SDK allows developers to build apps and secure users more easily through the wallet.

The tech firm’s blockchain strategy is interpreted as similar to Apple’s use of digital music through iTunes as its core content for the iPhone. As users purchased the iPhones to listen to the music, Samsung hopes they will buy Galaxy smartphones in order to use blockchain-based banking and game DApps.

Users had to link to the cryptocurrency wallet when they use DApps. However, Samsung removed the process by mounting its blockchain wallet on smartphones as default apps.