Hardware wallet company Ledger has just launched the NFT-focused Ledger Nano S Plus hard wallet.
Ledger, a major supplier of hardware wallets, just launched a new hard wallet specializing in NFTs. Hardware wallets are specifically designed to store cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) securely.
Called the Ledger Nano S Plus, this is the sixth hardware wallet that Ledger has produced since it introduced its first wallet in 2015, the HW1. Since its initial offering, Ledger has sold over 4.5 million hard wallets. The six iterations include the HW1, Unplugged, Blue, Nano S, Nano X, and Nano S Plus. However, it has stopped production for the first three iterations.
It is the latest iteration in Ledger’s Nano hardware wallet series and the first that Ledger has released after they launched the Ledger Nano X in 2019. During the Op3n conference in Paris at the end of 2021, Ledger made subtle references to its NFT integration plans. However, Ledger’s Chief Experience Officer Ian Rogers said that previous iterations of Ledger’s hardware wallets were capable of supporting NFTs, too.
“Ledger Nano users have always been able to store NFTs on their devices through partners, on the Ledger Nano X, and now Ledger’s software application Ledger Live prioritizes NFT support where users can view their NFTs in Ledger Live and securely transact through clear signing,” Rogers said.
Aside from being NFT-focused, the Nano S Plus features the “clear signing” technology through Ledger Live to give Web3 customers a safer user experience. Rogers explained that the clear signing technology should provide all the transaction details to eliminate the risk of “blind signing” or agreeing to a theoretically risky transaction.
Ledger’s Chief Technology Officer Charles Guillemet had warned users of their products before concerning the risks of blind signing blockchain transactions after the world’s largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, was targeted by a major phishing attack in February.
Ledger Nano S Plus
The Ledger Nano S Plus is a much-awaited upgrade to the Nano S, launched in 2016 when NFTs and most cryptocurrencies we know today were not even on the drawing boards yet. Think of it as the Nano S on steroids—it has a larger screen, more memory, and supports more crypto assets, including NFTs.
This latest device can manage 5,500 digital assets and hold over 100 apps. Users would be able to access said services through the Ledger Live app, a beginner-friendly platform where even newbie users can buy, sell, swap, stake, and manage their digital assets. The Ledger Nano S Plus is practically a two-in-one product giving users the best of both worlds—a hardware wallet with a built-in crypto exchange of sorts.
However, the Ledger Nano S Plus’s best and most important feature is undoubtedly its security. The company is known for its stringent adherence to security. In fact, the company uses a certified secure chip (CC EAL5+) in all of its devices, thereby providing users unmatched peace of mind.
Among the Ledger Nano S Plus’s box inclusions are a USB-C to USB-A cable, a manual, three recovery sheets, and a keychain strap for portability and convenience. In early March, Ledger dropped a 10,000-piece limited edition of the Nano S Plus, available for pre-order. The $79 price tag of this tiny 21g device may seem hefty, but considering the ultimate wallet security it offers, it certainly is a small price to pay.
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