What is a hardware wallet
A hardware wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet which stores the user’s private keys (critical piece of information used to authorise outgoing transactions on the blockchain network) in a secure hardware device. The main principle behind hardware wallets is to provide full isolation between the private keys and your easy-to-hack computer or smartphone.
Why you should choose Ledger hardware wallets
When you own crypto assets, you need a secure place to store your funds. You probably already realize that you shouldn’t store it on exchange and that hardware wallet is the best way to protect your private keys. But when it comes to hardware wallet, it can be challenging to decide what is the best option. To help you in this research, we’ve outlined what are the key factors to consider and why you should choose Ledger devices.
The highest security standards
The first & only certified hardware wallet on the market
Ledger is the first and only certified hardware wallet on the market, certified for its security by ANSSI, the French cyber security agency.
Integrates a Secure Element (SE), the most secured chip
Ledger hardware wallets integrate a certified chip, designed to withstand sophisticated attacks, and capable of securely hosting cryptographic data such as private keys.
The only device with a custom Operating System for more protection
Ledger wallets are the only hardware wallet to have their own custom OS (BOLOS) to protect the device against malicious attacks and isolate applications from each other.
Genuine check to assure your device integrity at all time
The genuine check developed by Ledger is an authentication ensuring that your Ledger device has not been tampered with or compromised by a third party.
A wide range of crypto supported
1250+ crypto assets supported
Our hardware wallets support 1250+ crypto.
You can securely manage 23 coins and more than 1250 ERC20 tokens directly with our Ledger Live application. To manage other assets, you can use an external wallet.
You can find all our supported crypto assets on this page.
Security made easy
2 buttons and 1 screen
All your actions are visible on the device’s screen: control what’s happening at any moment and securely verify any transaction. Control any action with the 2 buttons.
Use Ledger Live to manage 23 coins and ERC20 tokens
Ledger devices come with a free companion app, called Ledger Live. Check your real-time balance, send and receive 23 coins and ERC-20 tokens directly from your smartphone or desktop.
50+ compatible wallet available to manage other crypto assets
For crypto not supported on Ledger Live, you can use one the compatible external wallets to manage your crypto. Find the list here.
Don’t trust, verify
Trusted by more than 1 Million users
Ledger is already trusted and loved by million of users, whether they are experts or beginners.
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