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Ledger Wallet - Trusted Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Hardware Storage?
Here is a review of the three different kinds of hardware Bitcoin wallets made by the popular Bitcoin wallet company Ledger.
What Is Ledger Wallet?
The Ledger brand of Bitcoin wallets are one of the “Big 2” of the hardware Bitcoin wallet market. The other one of course being the original hardware Bitcoin wallet, Trezor.
The newcomer KeepKey may end up being a force to be reckoned with in the market in the coming future, but it is too pricey to compete with the Ledger Nano. Should Ledger be the brand that you go with to secure your hard-earned cryptocurrency? If so, which Ledger wallet should you get? Keep reading to learn more.
Three Available Ledger Wallets
This is the “elite” hardware Bitcoin wallet available. It costs a whopping $256 USD and is clearly seen as Ledger’s flagship product. This product is seen as something that only cryptocurrency aficionados with huge sums of cryptocurrency would buy and use. Even though most of you are unlikely to purchase this version, I will still go over the features.
- State of the art encryption. Anything and everything you store on the Ledger Blue will be secured with impossible to break encryption worthy of the $256 price tag. Rest easy knowing that your horde of Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency cannot be hacked into and stolen.
- Has a touchscreen. The Ledger Blue looks and feels like a small tablet and is operated similarly due to a fully functional touchscreen. This makes it incredibly easy to operate the device and as I will mention later, you can even use other apps on it.
- Can connect to other devices via USB and Bluetooth. The ability to connect via Bluetooth gives the Ledger Blue a leg-up over its competition, although its competition are over 100 dollars cheaper than it. Still, having Bluetooth compatibility is very useful especially for those who hate having to deal with wires.
- Can load other applications without interfering with the main firmware. This means you can launch other applications on the Ledger Blue and easily add any other cryptocurrency that you have without disrupting your main wallet.
- Easy to carry around and has a cool design. Despite the price and all of the features and technology jam packed into it, the Ledger Blue is surprisingly light. You can easily bring this device with you wherever you go and it will not take much space or weigh you down.
- Maximum compatibility. You can safely store every important cryptocurrency on this device. Whether it be Bitcoin or Litecoin or Dogecoin or any other cryptocurrency, all of them will be protected.
And if somehow you lose your Ledger Blue and someone else finds it (or steals it), you will not have to worry about them accessing your funds.
Why? Because when you set up your Ledger Blue, you will have to assign a 4 to 8 character PIN code that you will have to enter to access your device every time you want to access it. The person who takes your device would have to try really hard to crack the code.
Ledger Nano S
The mid-range priced Ledger cryptocurrency wallet is the Ledger Nano S. It operates similarly to the Ledger Blue, but is obviously much less jam packed with technological features. You can only connect it to other devices through a micro-USB to USB cord, you can’t load other apps, and it has no touchscreen.
Instead, it has a quite nice and bright OLED screen to look at so you know what you are doing when pressing the side buttons on the device.
As far as security goes, the Ledger Nano S is no slouch. Just like the Ledger Blue, you will have to set a 4 to 8 character PIN key and enter that PIN every time you want to access the device. In addition to that, the Ledger Nano S utilizes Secure Element to protect any cryptocurrency transactions you make from hacking or any other kind of tampering.
The Ledger Nano hardware Bitcoin wallet is the most affordable hardware of its kind on the market. It is incredibly lightweight and is even thinner than most USB sticks. It is just a smartcard that gets inserted into a device’s USB port. No micro-USB to USB cords needed and no Bluetooth compatibility.
It is very simplistic, but when you look at the price, you will know why. This product is for people who do not have a lot of Bitcoins or other cryptocurrency but just need a secure offline place to store it.
The Ledger Nano has no interface on the device itself, but you use and operate it by plugging it into your computer and then installing the Ledger Nano plugin on the Google Chrome browser.
Even with its tiny price tag, the Ledger Nano offers you a great level of security. If you end up misplacing your Ledger Nano, your money won’t be lost (as is the case with all of the Ledger wallets). You can just buy a new Ledger wallet and use the Chrome plugin to put your money in the new wallet. Easy!
In addition to that, the Ledger Nano utilizes EAL5+ smartcard technology that many high-level businesses use to secure their transactions and other sensitive data. This product might be cheaply priced, but it was not cheaply made.
And here is the best part – all of your data is stored on the smartcard itself. Nothing is controlled or owned by another company or even Ledger itself. It is your wallet.
Purchasing Ledger Wallet
The Ledger Blue hardware Bitcoin wallet will cost you about 256 USD (or 229 euros). The Ledger Nano S will cost you about 65 USD (or 58 euros). And the Ledger Nano will cost you about 32 USD (or 29 euros). With such a low price for the amazing value that you get, do you see why I said it would be hard for the KeepKey (and even the Trezor) to compete?
Ledger Wallet Company Information
The Ledger Blue, Nano, and Nano S Bitcoin wallets are made by a company called Ledger. The company’s headquarters are in Paris, France, but they also have an American office in San Francisco, California.
Address for the Paris office:
35 rue du Caire
Paris, France 75002
Address for the San Francisco office:
Ledger Technologies, Inc.
121 2nd street - Suite 5
San Francisco, California 94105
Phone: +3 (396) 730-0171
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Ledger Wallet Verdict
I think all three of the Ledger Bitcoin wallets are very well-made and have incredible values (especially the two cheaper models). Ledger really knows how to give its customers a real bang for their buck and I imagine that the pricing of the Nano and Nano S makes it hard for Trezor to compete.
An unfortunate fact for Ledger is that they put so much technology in the Ledger Blue that it just had to have a high price tag, which means that it is not a very popular product. If you have the money and have large sums of cryptocurrency to secure, I really recommend getting the Ledger Blue.
It is the ultimate Bitcoin wallet hardware and has a beautiful smartphone-esque GUI that makes it incredibly simple to use. And while the Nano and Nano S lack a GUI, Ledger did make a really nice Google Chrome browser app to make using those devices easy as pie even for those who are not real good at using computers.
I strongly advise that, if you do not have a lot of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, you should take look at the Nano and Nano S.
After you review the features and the price of those, you should take a look at their competitors like Trezor and see if the lower price tag and the sacrifice of some technology makes them a better bargain. It all depends on your needs, really.
Ledger Hardware Wallet To Officially Support Tron (TRX) Crypto Coin
France based hardware wallet and custody startup Ledger has announced that its hardware wallet Ledger Nano S will support Tron.
Tron (TRX) can be managed from a Ledger Nano S by the use of Tronscan Desktop and the TRON app on a user’s ledger device. In order to use Tron, a user requires a Ledger Nano S, the device of a user should run the latest firmware version and the latest version of Bitcoin app needs to be installed.
The Ledger Nano S wallet is a Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins hardware wallet that’s based on robust security features from strong cryptographic assets that are able to secure all of your digital payments. After you connect it to your computer, it will embed a secure OLED display to double-check and confirm each and every one of your transactions with just a single tap on its side buttons.
Their official website states:
“You can configure both Nano S with the same seed, giving you complete peace of mind with double seed verification and access to an immediate backup. The two Nano S is delivered in separate boxes. In bonus, a free OTG kit to connect to your USB-C port or Android device. Nano S also supports the FIDO® Universal Second Factor standard that simplifies the authentication process on compatible online services such as Gmail, Dashlane, Dropbox or GitHub.”
Tutorial for integrating Tron was announced on their official Twitter account.
AION Cryptocurrency Coin Sees Ledger Wallet Devices Add Support
AION Cryptocurrency is Currently Supported on Ledger Devices
AION has released a blog post on October 2, in which the company explains that they are now supported on Ledger Nano S. Ledger Nano S is one of the most known and used cryptocurrency hardware wallets in the market. It allows users to properly store their funds and virtual currencies knowing that they are completely protected against hackers or attacks.
The company is Headquartered in Paris and has other offices in Vierzon and San Francisco. Ledger works with a team of experts in many different areas and offers a wide range of products and services.
The most important virtual currencies are supported by Ledger in its different solutions. However, there are some other cryptocurrencies that are still not listed. AION is one of the latest additions that will clearly help the crypto community to have a safe way to store their favorite cryptocurrencies.
AION is a multi-tier blockchain platform that aims to solve the limited operability between different blockchains. AION is currently the 68th most valuable virtual currency according to its market capitalization of $91 million dollars. Each AION token can be bought for $0.4077 dollars.
In the blog post, the company wrote:
“AION is pleased to announce that the AION Coin is now supported on the Ledger Nano S. AION Coin holders can benefit from the added security of holding their cryptographic private keys in Ledger’s industry-leading solutions. We are excited that Ledger can now be used to store your AION Coins during our Token Swap.”
Ledger aims at securing cryptocurrency assets such as financial assets, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).
If you want to download he AION app on the Ledger Nano, you can do it following this link.
Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet To Include Support For Monero (XMR) Cryptocurrency
Popular Hardware Wallet Ledger Nano S Will Have Support For Monero (XMR)
Do you want to protect your Monero? If you do, the best alternative is to use a good hardware wallet. Luckily for you. Ledger, one of the largest wallet manufacturers in the world, has announced that its hardware wallet Ledger Nano S will now have the support of Monero (XMR), the most popular privacy coin in the market now. The announcement was made today, November 29.
The French companies follow the trend of Trezor and KeepKey, some of the other two most important companies in this market. The latest version of Ledger Nano S, GUI 0.13, will be released with compatibility with Monero.
Ledger’s CEO, Eric Larcheveque, has commented that now Ledger devices cover 90% of the crypto market by capitalization after being able to store Monero, which makes it one of the best options in the market.
The move was necessary as most hardware wallet companies are trying to make important decisions by covering most of the market without losing any time of development to support the bad tokens that will not last after the market crashes that are happening.
Earlier this month, the company has warned users that people were falsifying its hardware wallets and selling them as the real thing on the internet. The company then advised the users to buy directly with them or from licensed stores.
At the moment, Monero is the 12th token in the crypto market by market capitalization and the value of a single XMR token is worth $60.88 USD.
Ledger Nano X: Best Crypto Asset Hardware Wallet of 2019?
The new Ledger Nano X was just announced at CES 2019 – and we have the review. Is it worth the price? Is it really the most advanced hardware wallet yet? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about the Ledger Nano X.
What Is The Ledger Nano X?
The Ledger Nano X is the latest crypto hardware wallet sold by long-running wallet maker Ledger. The Nano X is being sold online today at a price of $119 USD. Shipping is scheduled to begin in March 2019.
The wallet is Bluetooth-enabled, CC EAL5+ certified, and backup-enabled. It uses the same technology found in credit cards and passports to secure your data. It also supports over 100 applications, which means you can potentially store 100 different cryptocurrencies on the device (with over 1100 supported cryptocurrencies in total).
The biggest difference between the Ledger Nano X and other Ledger hardware wallets is the mobile-friendliness. The Nano X makes it easier than ever to spend funds from your wallet using your smartphone. Spending your funds from your Nano X is as easy as connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. There’s a new Ledger app that you can install. Just install the app, connect your phone via Bluetooth, and enjoy easy access to your cryptocurrency funds.
Ledger unveiled the Nano X during January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The wallet is already generating hype as a game-changer for crypto users who want to access their crypto funds more easily.
The goal is to allow you to easily spend and access your cryptocurrencies without compromising on security. To date, Ledger has largely lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s best crypto hardware wallet makers, and the Nano X aims to continue pushing that reputation forward.
Ledger Nano X Features
The Nano X comes with the following core features:
Security: Security is obviously important with any crypto hardware wallet, and the Nano X aims to offer uncompromising security. Your private keys are safely isolated inside the device’s secure element (CC EAL5+ certified), which is the same chip used to secure passports and credit cards.
Mobility: The Nano X is Bluetooth-enabled. You can easily connect it to your phone via Bluetooth to spend and across your funds. Just install the Ledger Live Mobile app on your Bluetooth-enabled phone and then make transactions anywhere. All Bluetooth communication is encrypted end-to-end to protect against security threats.
Easy Backup and Restoration: Your crypto funds are protected even if you lose your Nano X. When setting up your Nano X, you will receive a 24-word recovery phrase. This allows you to restore your funds instantly on any Ledger device.
100+ Applications Simultaneously: The Nano X can store up to 100 applications at the same time, allowing you to hold up to 100 different cryptocurrencies on your device. You can manage these assets simultaneously, including bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and other crypto funds.
Supports Over 1,000 Cryptoassets: The Ledger Nano X supports 1100+ crypto assets in total, similar to the number of assets supported by other Ledger products. You can potentially store 100 different cryptocurrencies on the device simultaneously. Ledger is adding support for new crypto assets every month. In general, any cryptocurrency you have will be supported by the Ledger Nano X. you can view a full list of supported cryptocurrencies here.
Simple and Intuitive: As with other Ledger products, the goal of the Nano X is to create a device that’s easy-to-use and intuitive. The device comes with a simplified interface. There are just two buttons and one screen. Using these two buttons and the screen, you can access all of the features on your device. Meanwhile, you can easily manage transactions from your smartphone or computer using the Ledger Live apps for PC or mobile.
BOLOS Operating System: Ledger developed its own highly-secure operating system called BOLOS. This is the operating system seen on the Nano S and Ledger Blue. BOLOS is on the certified secure chip within the Ledger Nano X as well.
What’s Included With The Ledger Nano X?
The Ledger Nano X comes with all of the following inside the box:
- 1 Ledger Nano X hardware wallet
- 1 USB cable
- 1 instructional getting started leaflet
- 3 recovery sheets
- 1 keychain strap
Ledger Nano X Tech Specs
- Dimensions: 72mm x 18.6mm x 11.75mm
- Weight: 34g
- Material: Brushed stainless steel and plastic
- Battery: 100mAh
- Microcontrollers & Connector: CC EAL5+ certified, ST33J2M0 (secure) + STM32WB55
- Connector: USB Type-C
- Compatibility: 64-bit desktop computer (Windows 8+, MacOS 10.8+, Linux) or smartphone (Android 5+ or iOS 9+)
Ledger Nano X Cryptographic Support
The Ledger Nano X supports 100 different applications, 1100+ cryptocurrencies, and a wide variety of cryptographic protocols, including all of the following:
- Message Digest: RIPEMD160, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA3, SHA3-XOF, KECCAK, BLAKE2B, Grøstl
- Cryptography Key, with Key Generation: DES (56, 112, 168 bits), AES (128, 192, 256 bits), ECC (256 bits), RSA (1024, 2048, 3072,4096 bits) RSA encryption with PKCS1 v1.5, PKCS1 OEAP, NOPAD schemes
- HMAC Signature: HMAC-SHA256, HMAC-SHA512 RSA Signature with PKCS1 v1.5, PKCS1 PSS schemes
- Elliptic Curve Signature: ECDSA/EC-Schnorr (SECP256K1, SECP256R1, Brainpool256R1, Brainpool256T1), EdDSA (Ed25519)
- Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman: ECDH (SECP256K1, SECP256R1, SECP521R1, Brainpool256R1, Brainpool256T1, Curve25519)
- Symmetric Cryptography: DES, Triple-DES, AES with ISO9797M1, ISO9797M2, NOPAD schemes
- Random Number Generation: RND, Prime RND (hardware support TRNG), NIST SP 800-90A CTR DRBG
Ledger Nano X Pricing
The Ledger Nano X is priced at $119 USD. In Europe, it will be priced at €119 EUR.
Free shipping is available on all orders. Ledger also offers easy returns, giving you 14 days to return your order for a refund.
15 different payment methods are accepted on Ledger.com, including major cryptocurrencies and credit cards.
Ledger is a long-running crypto hardware wallet company launched in 2014 by eight experts with complementary backgrounds. Today, the Paris-based company employs 130+ people worldwide while continuing to develop its flagship line of Ledger hardware wallets.
To date, Ledger has sold over 1 million Ledger hardware wallets, including the Ledger Nano S and the Ledger Blue. Along with Czech Republic-based Trezor, the company is the best-known hardware wallet maker in the space.
Ledger’s rise to dominance was fueled by the launch of its own distinctive operating system called BOLOS. So far, Ledger is the only player in the market that offers its own highly-secure operating system to secure cryptocurrencies.
Ledger just unveiled a game-changer in the crypto hardware wallet space by announcing the Ledger Nano X at CES 2019. The Paris, France-based company has created a hardware wallet that supports over 100 applications, allowing you to store 100 different cryptocurrencies simultaneously (out of a total of 1100 supported cryptocurrencies).
Meanwhile, Ledger has made it easier than ever to access crypto funds from your mobile device, allowing you to install an app and connect to your Nano X via Bluetooth. All transactions are secured using the same technology (CC EAL5+ certification level) that secures the chips in your passport and credit card.
The Nano X will begin shipping in March 2019. It’s priced at $119 USD or €119 EUR and is available to purchase online at Ledger.com.