Samsung quietly introduced access to what they’re calling Samsung Blockchain that “helps developers to manage blockchain accounts easily.”
While the description is quite simple, the rest of the details are not that clear.
“In addition, DApp does not need to make separate types of transaction that follows coin types by themselves anymore,” Samsung wrote. “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.”
At present, the SDK is limited – users need to request access in order to download SDK – and it is not clear when users can try it for coding and use for production. Samsung also revealed its own KeyStore, hardware with private key storage solution within Knox, the security layer of Samsung.
“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,” the company wrote.
Even with a Samsung Developer account, it is not clear how to access the files. Samsung developer blog did not mention the SDK too.
“Official version of Samsung Blockchain SDK will be announced by the end of 2019. In the meantime, developers can request a partnership to use the beta version of the Samsung Blockchain SDK,” according to FAQ.
Samsung revealed a number of blockchain-based projects over the past year including the rollout of a crypto wallet in March and insinuations of a Dapp platform.