Blog posts, Product news | 08/25/2022

Gain Full Sovereignty: Run Your Own Bitcoin Node With Ledger Satstack

Ledger SatStack

Things to know:
– If you’re not running a node yourself, someone is running it for you. Operating a full node eliminates the need to trust a third party and gives you full control and sovereignty over your transactions.

– Ledger Satstack allows you to connect and run your own Bitcoin full node without compromising privacy—Ledger has no insights into your transactions and related data.

– Ledger Satstack is another fundamental step towards enabling more privacy when navigating the Bitcoin space. We are building tools to empower users with privacy so they don’t even have to trust us. Privacy is freedom, and so it should be guaranteed, by design.

Gain more control over your data & privacy

Connecting to a third-party node can lead to data leaks and expose transaction-related information such as addresses or your Bitcoin balance.

In contrast, operating your own Bitcoin node gives you full autonomy over your transactions, enables you to verify all information independently, and ensures that you always know what your Bitcoin balance is. It  prevents your data from being sent to external operators and ensures that it is never shared without your consent. In other words, running your own node eliminates the need to rely on third parties and gives you full sovereignty over your finances. 

The good news is: with Ledger Satstack, you can now run your own Bitcoin node in a secure, easy, and privacy-preserving way.

Read our Ledger Academy article to learn more about nodes. 

How to connect to a Bitcoin full node using Ledger Live?

Ledger Satstack is a lightweight bridge to connect the Ledger Live app to a Bitcoin full node without sharing any of your data to Ledger.

A powerful and easy-to-use Umbrel node acts as a full-fledged explorer, visualizes the mempool, and provides you with on-chain fee estimates. In addition, Umbrel will configure your node implementation using Tor to protect your privacy. 

For more information on how to set up your Bitcoin full node, visit our Help Center.

Our commitment to a privacy-enabled world

During our latest Ledger Op3n event in NYC, we announced our commitment to a privacy-enabled world

We stand for your privacy for two key reasons. First, we provide best-in-class self-custody solutions. And self-custody means true self-sovereignty when you manage your digital assets. Second, our incentives are not your data. We don’t make any money out of your data. In fact, we don’t even know who you are since we don’t hold your name and IP address.

Ledger Satstack is another fundamental step towards enabling more privacy when navigating the Bitcoin space. We are building tools to empower users with privacy so they don’t even have to trust us. Privacy is freedom, and so it should be guaranteed, by design.

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