January 24, 2019

Leaked Samsung blockchain wallet, Apple to follow?

Exciting news found me late tonight by way of below tweet:

So, for the upcoming Samsung flagship S10, to be released within the next few weeks, we can expect to find a cryptographic wallet for blockchain assets built in. Samsung being a Korean company, and Korea being one of the countries with the highest crypto trade volume, this will serve as a great catalyst for further awareness and adoption of crypto-assets.

Now, while Samsung of course is a major player being the No.2 in smartphone sales, it will be interesting to see if Apple will follows this development and built their own solution for cryptographic key management. Apple, playing the privacy card for a few years now, will maybe stop the silly arms race around the number of camera lenses on the back of our phones, and instead further push smartphone solutions in our lives for sensitive data around identity, health and finance.

On top of that, I can only imagine how these wallets and their integration with existing micro-payment solutions like ApplePay, Alipay, SamsungPay, etc., will decrease friction, increase ease-of-use and ultimately lead the layman towards greater security and awareness around Bitcoin and other crypto assets.

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