The touch of Bluetooth in the new device means it can be easily paired with mobile devices, which is one of the major complaints of users with the Ledger S. The world now relies much on mobile computing, with very seldom laptop or desktop users, especially for people on the go.
Eric Larchevêque, the CEO of Ledger, said during a device demonstration: “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.”
With the Bluetooth enabled, the Nano X can perform all the security features of Ledger, but in a mobile form, Larchevêque explained. At the moment, the company hasn’t revealed the price of Nano X yet, although they confirmed that when the new device goes live, Nano S, which currently sells for $69.99, will be sold cheaper.
Aside from the Bluetooth function, the new Nano X has a bigger screen too. The screen is important in Ledger’s usability since its security requires several actions that are done on the hardware device itself. The Nano X also has more memory than the Nano S. “It’s a more advanced device,” Larchevêque added.
The Ledger Live mobile app can be downloaded on iTunes and Google Play starting January 16. The app will allow users to check their balances securely, manage transactions, and install or uninstall apps on the Nano X remotely, without a computer.
Although there are many cryptocurrency wallet apps available now, the safest storage for cryptocurrencies is still offline. Ledger’s hardware wallets are USB-like devices with built-in screens that can be used to validate payments and as a means of storage.