As per a blog post released by Ledger late yesterday afternoon, the company announced its decision to add 6 new apps to its now-famous Nano S hardware device. The applications include:
- MIX Blockchain
Not only that, it is also worth mentioning that the latter four apps mentioned in the above list will also be compatible with Ledger Blue. As a result of this, the total number of supported third-party apps on Ledger have now increased to an impressive total of 32.
Happy #CryptoTuesday! On the 4th edition, we welcome @LiskHQ @ETHERGEMCOIN @musicoins @mix_blockchain @gamecredits @factom. These apps were independently developed by their communities and are now available on the Ledger Live manager tab.
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) November 6, 2018
Lastly, Ledger Live will soon be moving to incorporate full-support for 3rd party apps in order to allow Ledger users to not only install but also manage various new crypto assets directly from Ledger Live.
More On The Matter
In wake of this latest press release, Ledger Live now boasts of supporting 27 new unique crypto assets. This figure is in addition to the 700+ cryptocurrencies that are already supported by Ledger — with some of the big name assets including altcoins such as EOS, VeChaim, Ontology.
Also worth mentioning is the fact that this latest announcement was made on CryptoTuesday— a day which is celebrated on the first Tuesday of each month by the Ledger team. As part of the event, the company’s core dev unit reviews a host of applications that are compatible with the firm's native technological offerings.
Ledger has taken a lot of steps to increase its market visibility and appeal over the past few months. However, it now remains to be seen whether this latest move will actually pay off for the firm in the long run (or not).