The Samsung Galaxy S10 now also supports Binance coin, Basic Attention Token, Bitcoin and several stable-coins. Samsung announced this last week. The phone now supports 33 cryptocurrencies. The newly supported stable-coins are DAO Maker, TrueUSD and USD Coin.
Originally the Samsung smartphone only supported Ethereum and ERC20 tokens. Kucoin, NEM, Kyber Network, Qtum and PundiX also joined the party. Bitcoin was next, followed by the newly added coins.
Every added coin integrates through the Blockchain Keystore Software Development Kit. This also means that all the added support will also come available to the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung has sold over 16 million units of the Galaxy S10. All these phones automatically have direct access to a bitcoin wallet. Which percentage of the phone owners actually use their wallets is unknown.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Basic Attention Token
Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an interesting addition to the phone’s library. Consumers earn BAT tokens by watching ads in the Brave browser. Another way to earn BAT is when consumers tip content creators. Owners of a Samsung Galaxy S10 don’t need a separate wallet anymore. Earned BAT is automatically stored in the phone.
Samsung and their Galaxy S10 are deeply integrated into crypto. Samsung’s product will also support Klaytn, the blockchain developed by South Korean internet and messaging behemoth Kakao. On top of that the company is developing a hardware wallet, and it invested in several startups.
Samsung is one of the biggest corporations making steps into blockchain and cryptocurrency. It seems that blockchain is an inevitable step for the mobile phone industry. HTC has already released a smartphone with integrated cryptocurrency wallets, while startups like Pundi Labs and Sirin Labs work on their own blockchain smartphones.
One of the biggest surprises came from China. China Telecom released a whitepaper for the future of mobile phones. They see 5G internet as the next step in the evolution of both blockchain technology and mobile phones. According to them phones would be able to function as nodes, powering blockchain networks.