There were speculations that Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone would offer a crypto wallet. Samsung has come out in the public domain and has denied this. The corporations filed three E.U trademarks for blockchain and cryptocurrency software on December 10. According to Samsung news community, SamMobile, trademark requests were made as the corporation had plans of introducing crypto wallet on Galaxy S10. However, the information was contradicted by Samsung later saying ‘Unfortunately we are unable to provide any information as the below is rumor and speculation.’
On the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) website, three E.U trademark requests are shown under the titles ‘Blockchain Key Store’, ‘Blockchain Key Box’ and ‘Blockchain Core’. It is also interesting that al the three requests are filed under the trademark category of ‘Smartphones; Software applications for use with mobile devices; Computer software platforms; Application’.
It was confirmed by SamMobile earlier that the trademarks were requested and were a part of Samsung proprietary cryptocurrency cold wallet development which was planned to launch with company’s Galaxy s10 smartphone. However, two years ago, SamMobile alleged that Samsung would be abandoning it 3.5mm headphone jack from Galaxy S8 smartphone which later turned out to be untrue.
We also reported earlier that HTC announced that it would use a decentralized browser ‘Brave’ as the native browser on HTC’s first ever blockchain based phone – HTC Exodus 1. In the meantime, Samsung SDS (IT and Tech) a subsidiary of Samsung Corporation involved itself into the blockchain space by joining hands with a major Dutch bank, ABN AMRO with the intention of developing the idea of using blockchain technology for shipping. A blockchain platform was launched this summer by Samsung SDS related with finance and business. They are also targeting the logistics industry.