Ledger simply dropped information of its most recent hardware wallet, and it has an app for handling the wallet's funds liberally.
Calling its wallet"Ledger's new signature merchandise," the team signaled in an demonstration and meeting using Bitcoin Magazine that the Nano X remains true to the very simple layout of its flagship, the Nano S, together with some added complexity and versatility.
Most notably, the Nano X has been published in tandem with all the new Ledger Live Mobile app, available for the two Android along with iOS. Linking to the hardware pocket via Bluetooth, this application will allow users to look at their wallet standing and balance, send transactions and install/uninstall wallet assistance for various coins without having to unlock their pocket.
"There are a good deal of requests from our customers to have a native program," Ledger's CEO Éric Larchevêque told Bitcoin Magazine. Until this app, that will also allow Nano S users to look at their wallet status at"read-only manner," Ledger customers needed to rely on browser extensions like Chrome or even MetaMask or services including MyEtherWallet to handle funds.
Other improvements across the Nano S comprise a bigger screen, the migration of these buttons in the top towards the front part of the apparatus for easier navigation and also the ability to hold a charge (the older Nano S has to be plugged to a computer or socket to operate ). Based on Larchevêque, the new design covers"one of the greatest complaints from [Ledger's] clients": lack of memory.
"[For your Nano S], depending on the program, you'll have from 5 to five to fifteen wallets, but if you've got lots of crypto, then you need to install and reinstall these to manage coins -- it's a whole lot of work. Now, using all the Nano X, you've got a lot more memory and you may have around 100 software at the same moment," Larchevê100 stated.
He continued to worry that, as well as improvements to memory and UX, the freedom that the Nano X's Ledger Live app would contribute into the hardware wallet is its distinguished feature.
When questioned regarding whether the Bluetooth feature would introduce some security vulnerabilities, Larchevêque augmented that the Nano X's security design is as strong as its predecessor.
"The Bluetooth link is just utilised to send public information, including your public key. The transaction itself is encrypted end-to-end while utilizing the highest level of encryption and security on the Bluetooth protocol... no personal keys are about the Bluetooth connection. It's the same as the USB cable. Security-wise, the structure is identical."
Ledger aims to build on the Nano S's achievement, which has sold over 1.5 million units since its inception, and they're off to a good start.
Larchevêque considers this award isn't only indicative of his institution's achievement but also of those strides that the crypto area has created from a fringe hobby into a mainstay in the tech industry.
"I think that it says a lot about the recognition of the industry of a new category. The simple fact that this prize was given to hardware wallets demonstrates that it's currently a class. It's not a toy or a hobby. It's a recognition that cryptocurrency is a brand new type of consumer electronics."
A week or so after Ledger shared the news of Bitcoin Magazine, Wallet.fail revealed a vulnerability at the Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue and also Trezor One at the Chaos Communications Conference (35C3) at Leipzig, Germany. Wallet.fail opted to forego responsible disclosure practices and revealed the vulnerability before alerting the hardware pocket businesses, although Ledger and Trezor have both since addressed the issues and are working on stains.
The Ledger Live Mobile App is going to be accessible January 28, 2019, and the Nano X will be available for preorder on January 7, 2019, and will ship in March.