All you need to know about Ledger and its unique technology
A fast paced, growing company developing security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain applications for individuals and companies, by leveraging a distinctive, proprietary technology.
Ledger was launched in 2014 by eight experts with complementary backgrounds in embedded security, cryptocurrencies and entrepreneurship, united around the idea of creating secure solutions for blockchain applications. Ledger SAS and its subsidiaries now have over 300 employees in Paris, Vierzon, New York, Zurich and Singapore.
Our unique technology
We developed a distinctive operating system (OS) called BOLOS, which we integrate either to a secure chip for the Ledger wallet line, or to a Hardware Security Module (HSM) for various enterprise solutions. So far, Ledger has been the only player in the market to provide this technology.
We aim at securing the new disruptive class of crypto assets: Financial assets like cryptocurrencies or Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Data assets like sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices or machine to machine, and Digital identities like second factor authentication or passwordless login.
Countries where we have clients
3 000 000+
Ledger wallets already sold
We designed two wallets: the light Ledger Nano S and the touchscreen Ledger Blue, which can both support directly 23 cryptocurrencies, and dozens more via third party applications.
We offer fully customizable infrastructure solutions safeguarding crypto assets for Banks, Hedge Funds and High Net Worth individuals. We also work together with big players in various industries on blockchain use cases.
What is a blockchain
A blockchain is a public, digital ledger in which transactions are recorded in a linear, chronological order. Its content is de facto secured by an inherent consensus mechanism based on mathematical functions. Some consider the blockchain technology and all its existing and future applications as part of the 4th industrial revolution, profoundly transforming our society.
What is a secure chip
A secure chip is a tamper resistant platform capable of securely hosting applications and data in accordance with the rules and security requirements set by pre-authorized applications and people. Hacking a secure chip takes formidable efforts, while information can be easily extracted from generic microcontrollers by amateurs.
What is a cryptocurrency
A cryptocurrency (crypto) is a blockchain based currency application. The biggest crypto, Bitcoin, was created as an alternative, secure currency system in the midst of the financial crisis back in 2008. Most define Bitcoin as a new asset class, similar to gold, referring to it as the ‘digital gold’.