Apple to introduce CryptoKit framework for iOS 13 update

While not directly related to blockchain gaming, Apple is integrating blockchain mechanics such as cryptography and hashing to support developers

Apple has been nothing if not restrictive and often cryptic in its approach towards crypto-assets. But with its new ‘CryptoKit’ framework being included within its upcoming iOS 13 update.

Apple is picking out some major features to provide developers with a more elaborate way of protecting users information within their apps. So what is this ‘CryptoKit’ and what does it do? The Apple team provides extensive details within its documentation:

“CryptoKit is a new Swift framework that makes it easier and safer than ever to perform cryptographic operations, whether you simply need to compute a hash or are implementing a more advanced authentication protocol.”

  • Compute and compare cryptographically secure digests.
  • Use public-key cryptography to create and evaluate digital signatures, and to perform key exchange. In addition to working with keys stored in memory, you can also use private keys stored in and managed by the Secure Enclave.
  • Generate symmetric keys, and use them in operations like message authentication and encryption.

While this has little to no connection to crypto-assets, in general. CryptoKit offers a number of decentralized solutions such as public-key cryptography, key generation, encryption and secure hashes.

Just how this can relate to blockchain and gaming is something we can see in two ways. The first being the application of techniques commonly affiliated with blockchain technology. With the second being the future use of these solutions within mobile/digital apps/blockchain games.


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