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Confirmed! New Samsung Galaxy device will offer private key storage

by Frank Chaparro

February 20, 2019, 4:14PM EDT  ·  1 min read

by Frank Chaparro

February 20, 2019, 4:14PM EDT  ·  1 min read

Samsung has unveiled a slew of new products — ranging from foldable phones to new wearables. 

And blockchain was not left out of the mix, according to a press release by the Asian firm. The company said its Galaxy S10 will enable users to securely store cryptocurrency private keys. Per the release:

“Security: Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.”

Earlier this year, images of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 device showed support for cryptocurrencies within the device. The “Samsung Blockchain KeyStore” is described as both “a secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency” and somewhere to “secure and manage your blockchain private key.”

Previous leaks in December implied that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 would include a wallet app with two parts: a cold wallet for storing cryptocurrency and private keys and a hot wallet for crypto transactions.