Samsung Quietly Launches Blockchain Wallet on U.S. Galaxy S10 Phones

Fresh on the heels of Facebook’s Libra white paper release, Samsung is also making waves. The Samsung Blockchain Wallet, a native blockchain wallet, recently hit the Galaxy Store for Galaxy S10 devices.  

The wallet includes support for many popular cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Basic Attention Token, Maker, Auger, OmiseGo, ZRX, and several stablecoins. It also provides users with the ability to add ERC20 tokens that the wallet doesn’t include by default. Surprisingly, the wallet does not yet support Bitcoin. 

Initial crypto support is limited to ERC20 tokens. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

Initial crypto support is limited to ERC20 tokens. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

As with most blockchain wallets, you’re able to store, send, and receive cryptocurrency on the app. The Samsung Wallet improves the usability, however, with an address book. In the address book, you can give nicknames to wallets that you consistently transact with to avoid needing to continuously enter complex public addresses. 

The Samsung Blockchain Wallet also includes access to decentralized apps (DApps). You can download Enjin Wallet (video games) and connect to Cryptokitties (collectibles) directly from the app. 

The first two DApps available in the Samsung Blockchain Wallet are Enjin and Cryptokitties. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

The first two DApps available in the Samsung Blockchain Wallet are Enjin and Cryptokitties. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

Samsung’s wallet utilizes the Samsung Blockchain Keystore to create and securely store private key information. Although there have been rumors that the wallet will eventually sync with Samsung Pay, this feature is not yet available. 

Samsung provides ample instructions to help users who are new to blockchain. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

Samsung provides ample instructions to help users who are new to blockchain. | Source: Samsung Blockchain Wallet

Samsung Blockchain Wallet seems to have been available in the Galaxy store since May 24, 2019.

Samsung Blockchain Wallet seems to have been available in the Galaxy store since May 24, 2019.