Ledger

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Ledger
Ledger logo header.png
Founded 2014
Headquarters Paris, France
Key People Pascal Gauthier, CEO; Eric Larcheveque, Executive Chairman
Products Cryptocurrency wallets
Twitter @ledgerhq
LinkedIn Profile
Facebook Ledger
Website Ledger Home
Releases Company News
Blog Ledger Blog

Ledger is a major producer of hardware wallets for cryptocurrency security.

Overview

Headquartered in Paris, France, Ledger produces a small wallet called the Nano S which can be connected via USB to a computer. Ledger also produces Ledger Blue, which is larger and can be connected to both computers and smartphones via USB. Ledger's Nano X is an upgraded Nano S that can be controlled via a mobile app. Both devices handle a number of cryptocurrencies in addition to bitcoin.

Ledger has also developed software called Vault, which can hold numerous currencies in numerous accounts.[1]

In May 2018, Ledger announced that it is joining the Japanese bank Nomura and investment firm Global Advisors to develop a regulated cryptocurrency safekeeping depository for institutional investors.[2]

The French business magazine Capital reported on April 24, 2019 that Ledger had received a $2.9 million investment from South Korean Samsung, bringing Ledger's total funding to at least $85 million. In a related Tweet, Executive Chairman Eric Larcheveeque hinted that smartphone compatibility for Ledger drove the investment.[3] Earlier in April French online news service Presse Citron reported that Ledger was considering laying off 20% of staff due to a persistent downturn in sales.[4]

John Lothian News

Ledger was highlighted in a recap of Consensus 2018 by contributing editor Chuck Mackie. You can read the article here.

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