Your private key giving access to your coins is never exposed. It is protected within a secure chip locked by a PIN code, the same type of chip used for passports and credit cards.
Ledger Nano S
Simple. Incredibly Secure.
The only hardware wallet featuring a secure chip with a custom operating system (OS), for no compromise between security and convenience
While many hardware wallets on the market feature a “simple” chip, all Ledger hardware wallets are equipped with a “smartcard chip”, that include a secure element. This kind of chip is used for highly secure applications, such as protecting biometric data on passports or credit card information.
Concretely, a secure-element chip is a tamper-resistant hardware platform, capable of securely hosting applications and storing confidential and cryptographic data. In other words, secure element chips are extremely difficult and costly to hack, while “simple” chips, even with software protection, require much less effort.
These chips undergo advanced third-party evaluation and certification processes, through certification bodies such as Common Criteria and EMVCo, to attest of their robustness & security.
Additionally, Ledger has developed its own secure element operating system, named BOLOS - a flexible and open system making it easy to support many crypto assets. This enables Ledger hardware wallets to offer a unique blend of cutting-edge security (secure element) and user convenience (BOLOS), while making sure your crypto assets can resist even sophisticated attacks.
The Ledger Nano S supports over 40 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP, allowing you to manage multiple assets with the same hardware wallet.
All your assets, one device
The Ledger Nano S supports an extensive list of cryptocurrencies, including popular assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin and more.
Ledger is constantly expanding its crypto asset coverage with both apps developed by Ledger, and apps developed by the community and extensively tested by Ledger.
The Ledger Nano S can simultaneously run 5 to 18 device applications. Even if you uninstall a device application, the private keys to access your crypto assets remain secure. You’ll always be able to manage your assets by simply re-installing the application on your Ledger device.
The device is controlled by only 2 buttons, and all actions can be verified on its screen. And the Ledger Live companion app enables you to easily manage your crypto transactions.
2 buttons. 1 screen. 0 confusion.
Starting up with crypto assets can be confusing. That’s why we designed the Ledger Nano S to be as straightforward and easy to use as possible, all while incorporating highly sophisticated security to protect your assets.
All your actions on the Ledger Nano S are visible on the device’s screen, enabling you to control what is happening at any moment and to securely verify any transaction. The device also features an intuitive navigation: all actions are controlled by only 2 buttons.
Ledger Live, the companion application to your Ledger device, includes simple, step-by-step processes designed to help you interact with your Ledger device easily and securely.
Back up and restore
Your crypto assets stay safe even if you lose your Ledger Nano S: a confidential recovery phrase backs up your device, and your accounts can easily be restored on any Ledger device.
Back up and restore
24-word recovery phrase to regain access to your assets
Your Ledger hardware wallet stores your private keys, which enable you to authorize transactions using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple or any compatible crypto asset. The assets themselves, however, remain on the blockchain.
If your Ledger hardware wallet gets stolen, lost or you lose access to your crypto accounts, you can easily restore your accounts. Simply use the 24-word recovery phrase provided during the initialization of your device to restore your accounts on another Ledger device.
Your accounts will be restored instantly, and you will again be able to securely manage your crypto assets.
The Ledger Nano S features a display screen, so you can verify all sensitive operations at a glance.
Any operation on your Ledger Nano S is controlled by only 2 buttons. Secure crypto asset transactions have never been so easy!
The Ledger Live companion app enables you to easily check your balance, and send or receive crypto assets.
The Ledger Nano S is designed around a robust secure chip, engineered to withstand sophisticated attacks: your private keys are safely isolated inside the device.
No need for an anti-tampering sticker to protect your device! The secure chip checks the integrity of your device each time it's powered on - much better than any sticker would.
Ledger hardware wallets are powered by BOLOS ™, a unique, proprietary operating system developed by Ledger. BOLOS creates an individual shield around each app on your device, ensuring they do not access your sensitive information.
The most popular crypto asset secure wallet
Ledger Nano S sold worldwide
by the Ledger Nano S, and more every month
on your device if needed, like no other wallets
the desktop companion of your Ledger device
Content of the box
1 USB hardware wallet, 1 USB cable
Dimension & weight
Size: 98mm x 18mm x 9mm.
Brushed stainless steel and plastic.
No battery required.
Microcontrollers & connector
Connector: USB Type Micro-B.
Certification level: CC EAL5+.
Chips: ST31H320 (secure) + STM32F042.
Windows (7+), Mac (10.8+), Linux. Requires one USB port to plug your Ledger Nano S.
Message Digest: RIPEMD160, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA3, SHA3-XOF, KECCAK
Cryptography Key, with key generation:
DES (64, 128,192 bits), AES (128 bits),
ECC (256 bits), RSA (1024, 2048, 3072,4096 bits) RSA encryption with PKCS1 v1.5, PKCS1 OEAP, NOPAD schemes HMAC Signature: HMAC-SHA256, HMAC-SHA512 RSA Signature with PKCS1 v1.5, PKCS1 PSS schemes Elliptic Curve Signature: ECDSA/EC-Schnorr (SECP256K1, SECP256R1, Brainpool256R1, Brainpool256T1), EdDSA (Ed25519) Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman: ECDH (SECP256K1, SECP256R1,
Brainpool256R1, Brainpool256T1, Curve25519) Symmetric Cryptography: DES, Triple-DES, AES with ISO9797M1,
ISO9797M2, NOPAD schemes Random Number Generation: RND, Prime RND (hardware support TRNG)