Samsung has filed a patent for a solid-state drive (SSD) with blockchain support
First of all, we should say that the news is really fresh. So, at this moment there is very little information. So, as Samsung representatives say, thy designed the device to increase the speed and life of storage devices with blockchain support. Next, they plan to use a Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Field Programmable Gate Arrays — What Is It?
First, Field Programmable Gate Arrays is a semiconductor device which can be configured by the manufacturer or developer after manufacturing. Hence the name: “user programmable.” Next, these devices will be between general-purpose processing devices and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). Moreover, these devices can be programmed to calculate algorithms more efficiently than general-purpose computer devices. Unlike Application Specific Integrated Circuits, they can be reprogrammed to adapt to various algorithms. So, this made them a more flexible, but at the same time less effective alternative to Application Specific Integrated Circuits in cryptocurrency mining.
What should we expect from Samsung?
To sum up, Samsung is a world leader in electronics manufacturing. Surely, it is necessary to support all the modern technologies. Also, including blockchain and crypto, to hold the rate places and be among the leaders of a market. This is a reason why every year it integrates more and more functions based on the blockchain into its mobile devices and try to develop different ways of the company to involve blockchain into them.
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