Ledger crypto wallet adds Bluetooth support for mobile Bitcoin access

posted 5 months ago
Ledger has gone mobile. The crypto wallet company revealed its new, Bluetooth-enabled Nano X device at an annual electronics show in Las Vegas. Bluetooth functionality means the Nano X can be used with mobile devices, which had been a pain point for many users of the company’s current wallet, the Ledger S. Much of the world primarily uses mobile computing, seldom touching laptops or desktop computers.

Ledger CEO Eric Larchevêque said “The fact that we have a mobile application and it works with the Nano X is really the big evolution of the hardware for this lineup.” By connecting the Nano X via Bluetooth, it’s possible to have the security of Ledger but with mobile’s form factor, Larchevêque said. (Ledger devices store keys but an external application on a computing device is needed to write and send transactions.) Notably, more than 1.3 million Nano S devices have been sold.
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