After much speculation, Samsung Electronics finally unveiled its Galaxy S10 phone which features a cryptocurrency wallet.
Called Samsung Blockchain Wallet, it currently works with ethereum (ETH) and ethereum-based tokens only. It does not support Bitcoin which came as a surprise since the Bitcoin logo figured prominently in some of the promotional images leading up to the launch.
While the company has yet to explain the absence of Bitcoin support, it has confirmed that four decentralized apps (dApps) are supported by the wallet. These include the popular crypto collectibles platform, CryptoKitties; cryptogaming platform, Enjin; beauty products app, Cosmee; and cryptocurrency merchant payment service, CoinDuck.
Filipinos who would like to try their hand in blockchain technology through Samsung’s wallet will have to wait a little longer.
“This stage is only available to the US, Canada, and Korea, ” Samsung said in a tweet on February 28.
No word yet as to when the wallet will be available to other countries.
In the Philippines, Samsung Galaxy S10 is currently available nationwide. The S10 variation which carries blockchain tech capability, however, will only be available this month but only to users within the previously mentioned territories.
Photo credit: Samsung Galaxy S10 photo by toptenalternatives.co shared with a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.