The Ledger Nano S is a secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet. When you own cryptocurrencies, you need to protect your confidential data and access to your funds.
Hardware wallets are one of the most secure methods for storing cryptocurrency. This is because they allow you to isolate your private keys from your computer or smartphone, which could otherwise be compromised through hacking and malware. You can send and receive payments, check your accounts and manage multiple addresses for each currency from the same device, all without the risk of losing your funds. Therefore sensitive operations which you would normally complete on your computer or smartphone are isolated inside your hardware wallet and locked by a PIN code.
Light yet robust the Ledger Nano S is easy to carry, has a small screen for payment validation and can be connected to any computer via USB. With 1,000,000 wallets sold globally the Ledger Nano S supports dozens of cryptocurrencies allowing you to hold different assets on the same hardware wallet.
The Ledger Nano S is built on the BOLOS operating system, a powerful and flexible Operating System allowing the secure execution of multiple Open Source applications in full isolation and integrated using dual chip architecture. This is an EAL 5+ certified secure chip providing a tamper resistant platform on which to store your data.
It can be operated with it’s own cryptocurrency interface: the Ledger App, which is a free Google Chrome application. It is also compatible with a wide range of other interfaces, such as Electrum, Mycelium, or MyEtherWallet. The code behind the Ledger Nano S is open source allowing you to build your own applications should you wish.
The key features of the Ledger Nano S are: USB connectivity, multi-app support, multi-currency support and robust security features. These include PIN code to access and secure chip architecture ensuring your cryptographic secrets are never exposed to the outside world yet they can used with relative ease by an authenticated user.