Today, Samsung has made an exciting announcement for its official dApp Store- Blockchain Keystore. The announcement revealed that the world’s leading tech company had added thirteen more dApps to its dApp Store. Now the total number of dApps is seventeen. Samsung has been taking leaps towards the cryptocurrency and the blockchain industry every now and then. The company has been proving its mettle and intent to embrace the new blockchain technology to the fullest by endeavors such as this, and the recent one being the release of Samsung Galaxy S10 which came with an exciting feature of Samsung Knox. Samsung Knox is a feature that stores private keys for crypto-wallets. The company is proud of the release of its blockchain wallet while its competitors have not even stepped into the arena.
With Samsung Galaxy S10 the users can make payments with the help of CoinDuck dApp.Just by entering the desired amount and by scanning the QR code, the users can make payments, both through online and offline ways to the merchants’ wallets. On this, Chain Partners (the parent company of CoinDuck) said-
It was inconvenient to copy the address of the merchant’s wallet and paste it into the personal wallet. We have dramatically improved the usability of CoinDuck and Samsung Blockchain Wallet.
Before the addition of the thirteen dApps on Blockchain Keystore, the company offered only four dApps. These dApps included a password wallet, a game, a social media app, and a billing app. COSMEE dApp was the first out of these four. It is a blockchain based beauty social media app. At that time, Samsung did not add many dApps. At that time the CEO of Coinduck, Shin Min-sub said-
Many are still pessimistic on the highly volatile crypto coins, but things could change in a blink of an eye once coins pegged to Korean won or US dollars and crypto payments via flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S10 become more available for crypto coin solutions like Coinduck.
The dAapp store from Samsung is itself a new launch in the market, and it is just a few months old as it was launched back in March. It started with four dApps. There is a variety of content and purpose of these latest dApps. Two out of thirteen are about entertainment and social media, i.e. The Hunters and Anpan respectively.
Further, the tech company has also revealed its future plans too. It is setting its gears to launch ‘Galaxy Fold’ in the next two months. The launch of this product was first decided for April, but it then got postponed to September. The reason for the postponing was the feedback from the reviewers. The company decided to improve on it before releasing it. Whether ‘Samsung Fold’ will support blockchain or crypto, is still a thing that time will reveal.
Like Samsung, other tech companies too, are looking into crypto and blockchain possibilities. For instance, HTC, the Taiwan-based electronics giant released the HTC Exodus last year. It was even called the ‘world’s first-ever native blockchain phone.’ The phone is highly crypto and blockchain-centric. It is so focused that it can only be bought with BTC or ETH payments. The HTC phone comes with Brave, a privacy-centric browser.
On the other hand, Sirin Labs has also launched its very own blockchain smartphone called Finney, recently. According to some sources, the blockchain centric phone comes with cold storage crypto wallet, which is not synced with phone’s hardware for security reasons. The smartphone- Finney also has the capacity to directly support BTC, ETH, and Sirin Labs Token.
Similarly, Apple, the world-leading brand, has also shown interest in this direction. Although it has not yet released its own crypto wallet, but it has launched a feature called- ‘CryptoKit’ for its iOS 13 platforms.