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Samsung finally adds Bitcoin support to it’s blockchain phone.

Bitcoin (BTC) functionality is now integrated into Samsung blockchain-enabled smartphones.

The move come alive few months after the flagship Galaxy S10 range was launched in March with a “Blockchain Keystore” which also  offers cryptocurrency storage and transactions for ether (ETH) and related ERC-20 tokens, but then , the number one cryptocurrency by market cap was actually excluded.
 
The South Korean tech giant has now included bitcoin features to the developer kit (SDK) for several S10 models (S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G), including the Note10 and Note10+ devices.

The SDK allows  Android devices  can now link blockchain addresses to the Blockchain Key store, sign cryptocurrency transactions and check the Key store status through the SDK

The blockchain features of the phones are  currently available  only in limited areas such as: Canada, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S. and the U.K for now.

The support for the native cryptocurrency (klay) of the Klaytn blockchain recently launched by Korean messaging app giant Kakao are among the SDK additions.
 
Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary GroundX has teased an upcoming wallet for klay called Klip, in the last week, and also revealed its first decentralized app (dapp) partners.
 
Recently , there are lists of 17 dapps in Samsung Keystore, and is developing it own blockchain based on ethereum. This may actually lead to release  of its own token, as suggested by the firm.
 

 Credits: Daniel Palmer, blockchainadrica.io

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