Overview of Samsung Blockchain Keystore

Samsung Blockchain Keystore puts consumers in control of their data by providing a platform to consolidate and easily manage private information and digital keys with vaultlike security. Samsung Blockchain Keystore is isolated within the Samsung Knox TrustZone and protected by defense-grade Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) software. To ensure complete security, the private key and information located in the Samsung Blockchain Keystore are never saved to a Samsung or external cloud, nor is it seen by the devices’ Android OS. This allows Samsung Blockchain Keystore to provide security unlike ever before, protecting information from data breaches, malware, or other threats.

The Samsung Blockchain Keystore stores and processes private data to allow:

  • Create, store, manage, and backup of a private key, including the ability to import already generated private keys from third-party applications. This can be protected through a preset mandatory PIN, with the option of further protection through fingerprint authentication.

  • Authorization of digital signatures for use with your Android app and services that require a private key for stronger security during encrypted transactions or purchases.

  • The facilitation of a Trusted User Interface (Trusted UI) ensures the information exchanged between trusted applications and consumers that can’t be accessed or modified by any malware or unauthorized application.

  • Enabling cryptocurrency transactions (please refer to Keystore SDK Restrictions section for more details).