Wave of Adoption: Samsung to Partner with Enjin on S10
By Christopher Attard
Samsung has confirmed rumours of a partnership with cryptocurrency wallet and gaming platform Enjin, which has joined forces for a blockchain initiative on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10.
‘Enjin Coin’ is cooperating with Samsung for games and services, provided through the Samsung Galaxy Store. This follow rumours about the potential partnership that circled around the possibility of Enjin being used for sending and receiving of ERC-20 tokens and ERC-1155 crypto game assets.
The partnership with Samsung for the gaming feature seems to make sense. Enjin is an industry leader with regards to blockchain-based gaming. In fact, the Enjin team created the ERC-1155 asset class on the Ethereum blockchain, a token class used for in-game goods and item ownership. In addition, the ERC 1155 and ERC 721 were the first to introduce to non-fungible tokens such as crypto kitties.
The company started the Enjin platform support program last year, meant for tech and marketing support for blockchain games and services development. Over 1000 projects used this platform, with Enjin Coin selecting 40 of such products, some of which will undoubtedly be on the Galaxy S10.
Screenshot of Samsung’s decentralised app store shown in a YouTuber’s hands-on video.
This week, both Unity and Enjin decided to introduce millions of game developers to blockchain through their project, Unity SDK. The match seems to be a great fit – Enjin being a blockchain-gaming industry-leader, and Unity being one of the most popular game development platforms on the planet. Samsung had announced a partnership with Unity to enhance graphical fidelity and increase performance on the S10, making it only natural for the enterprise to be extended to Enjin.
Speaking on the Unity partnership, Maxim Blagov, CEO of Enjin said:
The engine is designed to make it easier and easier for both blockchain developers and users to focus on developing SDKs that can implement blockchain services… The unity developers of the unity that will utilize the upcoming Unity engine block-chain SDK will create a full-blown blockchain ecosystem.
The millions of customers that have historically bought this phone will not only have a crypto wallet, but other blockchain based commodities at their fingertips.
Gain more insight into this development at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (Spring) with Samsung’s Patrick Chang taking centre stage!