when most of the Worldwide Apple Developer Conference (WWDC) program focused on iOS3, Apple secretly revealed a new improvement for developers called CryptoKit. Apple also released a new set of icons for designers featuring four bitcoin logos. CryptoKit provides developers with a new toolkit for cryptographic functionality. This means that application developers can integrate operations such as hashing, key generation, and encryption. In particular, CryptoKit will facilitate the use of public key management and private keys.
Viktor Radchenko, founder of TrustWallet, said that CryptoKit took Apple a step closer to full functionality as a hardware wallet (hardware crypto wallet). Frederic Jacobs from Apple, who is part of the cryptography and security engineering team, said that CryptoKit is a Swift API (Application Programming Interface) that is fast and safe for conducting cryptographic operations.
The company also released a new San Francisco icon designed for iOS3. Among a collection of 1,000 icons, there are four bitcoin logos, two round BTC logos and two boxes. There is no ethereum logo or other crypto currency. The collection of new icons shows that developers can easily integrate bitcoin icons into their applications. As widely reported by CCN, Samsung has taken the initiative by integrating crypto currencies. The Samsung Galaxy S10 was launched earlier this year with an integrated hardware wallet designed to store private keys.
Samsung is also reported to be preparing to integrate crypto assets into Samsung Pay, a payment system with more than 10 million users. In May, CCN reported that Samsung plans to expand its hardware wallet to a Galaxy model at affordable prices. Still too early to draw conclusions about Apple's crypto currency package, if it is available. But at least Apple provides a tool for crypto currency developers to build their applications on iOS.