Samsung SDS Invests in Blockchain Startup

An information technology affiliate of Samsung announced today that it has invested in a blockchain startup.

Jul 14, 2016 at 9:20 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:22 p.m. UTC

An IT affiliate of South Korean electronics and manufacturing giant Samsung announced today that it has invested in a blockchain startup.

Samsung SDS said that it had invested in Blocko, a firm also based in South Korea, as well as a cybersecurity startup called Darktrace. The investment amount was not disclosed.

Blocko runs a blockchain-as-a-service platform called CoinStack, according to its website.

The firm said in a statement:

"Samsung SDS will increase competitiveness of its cybersecurity business and services by promoting sales of the differentiated cyber threat defense solution by Darktrace to Korean companies, as well as work with Blocko to support commercialization of emerging blockchain technology in various sectors including IoT."
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