Samsung quietly released access to what they’re calling Samsung Blockchain that “helps developers to manage blockchain accounts easily.”
Simple enough. Sadly, the rest of the description is a bit more opaque.
“In addition, DApp does not need to make separate types of transaction that follows coin types by themselves anymore,” wrote Samsung. “The SDK offers a payment gateway for cryptocurrency remittance with its UI. To use this payment solution, DApp needs a keystore. With this, Samsung Blockchain SDK links users not only to the Samsung KeyStore but also to any external cold wallets as well.”
Access to the SDK is currently limited – users aren’t able to download the SDK directly but must request access – and it’s not clear when users will be able to experiment with the code let alone use it in production. Samsung also announced its own KeyStore, a device-based private key storage system within Samsung’s security layer, called Knox.
“To ensure complete security, the private key and information located in the Samsung Blockchain Keystore are never saved to a Samsung or external cloud, nor is it seen by the devices’ Android OS,” they wrote.
As you see above, there is no clear way to access the files, even with a Samsung Developer account, and the Samsung developer blog hasn’t mentioned the SDK. We’ve reached out for further comment.
The company announced a number of blockchain-based initiatives over the past year including the launch of a crypto wallet in March and hints of a Dapp platform.
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