Samsung’s tech giant has added Bitcoin support to the Blockchain Keystore SDK, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet built into its flagship smartphones.
Developers who create applications based on the Blockchain Keystore platform can already test their compatibility with Bitcoin. The update also added support for the Klaytn blockchain developed by the South Korean company Kakao and the Ethereum blockchain.
According to a message on the company’s website, developers can already interact with the Bitcoin blockchain using the platform. Note that applications on the Android OS will be able to sign transactions and directly access blockchain addresses.
Currently, the Blockchain Keystore SDK is under development, and a full release of the platform should take place closer to the end of the year. However, interested developers can already request access to the beta version of the SDK.
The built-in cryptocurrency wallet is available on the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 +, S10 5G, Note10 and Note10 + smartphones, and will also be available on the new flagship models that are announced in the fall.
The Samsung Blockchain SDK toolkit was launched in beta in early July. It provides “all the necessary” functions for creating decentralized applications, and also offers a cryptocurrency payment gateway, moreover, with a user interface.