Samsung smartphones quietly support Bitcoin, but only these 7 countries can use

Korean technology giant Samsung added Bitcoin support to its Blockchain Keystore SDK (software development kit). This means that in the future users will be able to use Bitcoin in their apps through the secure storage hardware of the company's devices.

In addition to Bitcoin, Samsung will also support the Klaytn network. Klaytn is a blockchain service launched by Kakao, Korea's largest social communications company.

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Earlier this year, when Samsung first announced its support for cryptocurrencies, bitcoin enthusiasts found that the tech giant did not seem to support their favorite encryption assets. However, as the company's plans deepened, the situation has slowly changed.

The latest move to fully support Bitcoin is to enable Bitcoin through the company's SDK, which interacts with the secure storage system on the latest Galaxy models. The company's website details this feature, and Blockchain Keystore SDK users will be able to interact with DApps using bitcoin, Klaytn blockchains, and Ethereum.

The page was actually updated on August 8, but Samsung did not release the news, but Reddit user officemaxguy discovered it this morning.

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Samsung's Blockchain Keystore SDK enables Android applications to communicate with Galaxy devices' cryptographic currency keystores, allowing users to sign transactions and directly reference blockchain addresses.

This SDK is not yet perfect. This may be why the company decided not to make any major statements. Last month, when it announced the SDK, it was also relatively low-key.

Currently, the Blockchain Keystore SDK is only available to developers through application processes. Samsung hopes to achieve full access by the end of 2019. Samsung said:

"The official version of Samsung's blockchain SDK will be released by the end of 2019. At the same time, developers can establish a partnership with us to use the beta version of the Samsung Blockchain SDK."

Big companies like Samsung support Bitcoin's capabilities and pass it on to millions of users, which will create a miracle for Bitcoin's global popularity. Despite this, there seems to be some limitations on the applicable groups of these features.

First of all, this SDK is only available to users of Samsung's latest Galaxy phones (Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note10 and Note10+). In addition, this feature is only available to users in Canada, Germany, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Finally, initially it only supported applications that interacted with Ethereum, Bitcoin or Klaytn networks.