Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, and EMURGO – the official commercial arm of Cardano, the first peer-reviewed third generation blockchain – are excited to announce full integration of Cardano’s ADA with the Ledger Nano S. The popular hardware wallet is now compatible with Cardano’s ADA, enabling investors to protect their private keys through Ledger’s hardware wallets and gain access to their ADA with enhanced security. The Ledger Nano S is fully compatible with the EMURGO-developed Yoroi wallet, the first official companion app to support the Cardano Ledger hardware wallet. Much like EMURGO’s official Yoroi wallet, the Cardano application can equally be used with the ADALite wallet.
This initiative has been sponsored by the Cardano Foundation through funding for the development of the Cardano Ledger app and associated software libraries. This work also benefited from the support of Vacuum Labs and IOHK’s development team.
“This is an event people have been looking forward to for the past year. I am especially thrilled to see many teams come together and cooperate on ground-breaking news in the industry. It foreshadows many more exciting commercial developments we have in store for Cardano in 2019.”
– Nicolas Arqueros, CTO of EMURGO
“Our integration with Cardano is something the Ledger community has been looking forward to for a long time. We are constantly working to respond to the needs of our customers, so we’re thrilled to officially welcome Cardano to the Ledger platform, offering ADA investors world class security for their crypto assets.”
– Eric Larchevêque, CEO of Ledger
Ledger has sold more than 1.5 million hardware wallets globally and is the de facto leader in the hardware wallet industry. Earlier this month, the Ledger Nano S received the CSPN certification, making it the first and only certified hardware wallet on the market.
A recent study by Ledger found that there was over $850 million stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges in 2018, underlining how the security of crypto assets remains a legitimate concern. Storing private keys on a hardware wallet is widely considered one of the safest options for crypto investors. Ledger uses state-of-the-art Secure Elements to protect this vital data from a large variety of physical attacks.
On another note: we have been looking into – and working on – opening up more storage for the Ledger Nano S. We expect to have an updated Ethereum application, which will be significantly smaller, early next week.