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| company_name = Ledger  
 
| company_name = Ledger  
 
| company_logo =  [[Image:Ledger_logo_header.png{{!}}200px]]
 
| company_logo =  [[Image:Ledger_logo_header.png{{!}}200px]]
| key_people =     
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| key_people =    Pascal Gauthier, CEO; Eric Larcheveque, Executive Chairman
 
| foundation =    2014
 
| foundation =    2014
 
| location =      Paris, France
 
| location =      Paris, France
 
| employees =      <!-- Approx number of employees -->
 
| employees =      <!-- Approx number of employees -->
 
| products =      Cryptocurrency wallets  
 
| products =      Cryptocurrency wallets  
| twitter =        https://twitter.com/ledgerhq
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| twitter =        ledgerhq
| linkedin =      https://www.linkedin.com/company/ledgerhq/
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| linkedin =      ledgerhq
 
| stocktwits =    <!-- StockTwits ID for the company, e.g. JohnLothian, or leave blank -->
 
| stocktwits =    <!-- StockTwits ID for the company, e.g. JohnLothian, or leave blank -->
| facebook =      https://www.facebook.com/Ledger/
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| facebook =      Ledger
| homepage =      https://www.ledger.fr/
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| homepage =      [https://www.ledger.fr/ Ledger Home]
 
| press =          https://www.ledger.fr/category/press-releases/
 
| press =          https://www.ledger.fr/category/press-releases/
| blog  =          https://www.ledger.fr/category/blog-posts/
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| blog  =          [https://www.ledger.fr/category/blog-posts/ Ledger Blog]
 
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Ledger is a major producer of hardware [[wallets]] for cryptocurrency security.
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Ledger is a major producer of hardware [[wallets]] for [[cryptocurrency]] security.
  
== Background ==
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== 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 has also developed software called Vault, which can hold numerous currencies in numerous accounts.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.ledger.fr/hardware-wallets/|name=WHAT WE DO|org=Ledger|date=June 26, 2018}}</ref>  
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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]].
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Ledger has also developed software called Vault, which can hold numerous currencies in numerous accounts.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.ledger.fr/hardware-wallets/|name=WHAT WE DO|org=Ledger|date=June 26, 2018}}</ref>  
  
 
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.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://cointelegraph.com/news/japan-nomura-bank-announces-crypto-custody-solution-for-institutional-investors|name=Japan: Nomura Bank Announces Crypto Custody Solution For Institutional Investors|org=Cointelegraph|date=June 26, 2018}}</ref>
 
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.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://cointelegraph.com/news/japan-nomura-bank-announces-crypto-custody-solution-for-institutional-investors|name=Japan: Nomura Bank Announces Crypto Custody Solution For Institutional Investors|org=Cointelegraph|date=June 26, 2018}}</ref>
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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.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.coindesk.com/samsung-invests-2-9-million-into-crypto-hardware-startup-ledger|name=Samsung Invests $2.9 Million in Crypto Hardware Startup Ledger|org=CoinDesk|date=April 25, 2019}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/leading-crypto-hardware-wallet-creator-ledger-considers-cutting-nearly-20-staff-members/|name=Leading Crypto Hardware Wallet Creator, Ledger, Considers Cutting Nearly 20 Staff Members|org= Bitcoin Exchange Guide|date=April 25, 2019}}</ref>   
  
 
== John Lothian News ==
 
== John Lothian News ==
  
Augur was highlighted in a recap of Consensus 2018 by contributing editor Chuck Mackie. You can read the article [http://www.johnlothiannews.com/2018/05/notes-from-consensus-day-3-and-recap/ here].
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Ledger was highlighted in a recap of Consensus 2018 by contributing editor Chuck Mackie. You can read the article [http://www.johnlothiannews.com/2018/05/notes-from-consensus-day-3-and-recap/ here].
  
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 08:57, 25 April 2019


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.

References