Samsung, the South Korean consumer electronics giant, has decided to file for a blockchain-enabled Solid State Drive (SSD) patent.
On Sept. 3, Decenter (the Local industry news outlet) explained that Samsung applied for the “programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch” patent on Jan. 15, but it became published on Feb. 2.
Even though there are scanty details about the newly designed system, one thing for sure is that it will improve the blockchain-aware storage devices’ speed and lifespan.
Samsung will use Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) devices placed between Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and general-purpose processing devices to achieve this objective.
With these devices, algorithms can be calculated in a more efficient than what general-purpose computer devices do. The features integrated into them are more flexible but less efficient, alternative to ASICS for carrying out cryptocurrency mining activities. However, unlike ASICS, they can be reprogrammed to adapt to different algorithms.
Samsung focuses more on crypto
One of the world’s biggest electronics producers, Samsung has continued to integrate various blockchain based-features into its mobile devices. Alongside over 30 other cryptos, the electronics giant also integrated the XWallet app of Pundi X into their Samsung Blockchain Wallet last month.
In the same month, Alibaba — a renowned Chinese online retail giant — made a patent application entitled ‘Domain Name Management Scheme for Cross-Chain Interactions in Blockchain Systems’ in the United States.