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Review: The Ledger Nano X Adds Bluetooth and a Fussy Mobile App

There’s a lot to love about Ledger’s hardware wallets. There’s also a lot to loathe. From a design, manufacture, and presentation perspective, they’re a dream. From a software perspective, they’re capricious, prone to connecting and disconnecting on a whim. The new Ledger Nano X continues that tradition. Also read: Ledger Unveils Bluetooth-Enabled Hardware Wallet Nano X: Has Potential, Needs Work I’ve got something of a love-hate relationship with Ledger hardware wallets (HWs). I love their aesthetics and theoretical functionality. I hate their practical functionality, because in practice, Ledgers never work for me. I’ve got four of ‘em sitting in a drawer somewhere, one of which I purchased myself and the others sent by Ledger for reviewing purposes. I managed to get all of them to work, eventually, after much cursing and teeth-gritting, but predicted that I would be unlikely to use those particular devices again. I’ve kept my word. My review edition of the Nano X was great until I unboxed it. The new Ledger Nano X, unveiled at the start of this month, is a device I want to crush on, or at least develop as much of an affinity for a HW as it’s natural for a man to have. And, straight out the box, I feel all those feels. No other HW manufacturer makes devices that look as good as Ledger. You name them - Cold Card, Ellipal, Cobo Vault - I’ve reviewed them and found them functional, but none looked as slick as Ledger’s wallets when the cellophane was peeled off. There’s a much more desirable attribute of hardware wallets, however, than looking good in the palm of the hand, and that’s where Ledger and I don’t see eye to eye. I don’t know if it’s my laptops or my attitude, but Ledgers hate me. I had been hoping their new Nano X, scheduled to ship in March, would end my lousy run of luck with Ledgers, but it wasn’t to be. ‘Our Most Advanced Hardware Wallet Yet’ Ledger’s “most advanced hardware wallet yet” is basically the best-selling Nano with Bluetooth bolted on, an extra button, and the new Ledger Live mobile app as a companion. The X is the future of Ledger’s production line, with the original Nano now reduced to 70 bucks, as the French firm looks to get shot of stock and make way for the sleeker Nano X, which will retail for around $140. The Nano doesn’t feel dated until you look at the Nano X, whereupon it feels as obsolete as a first edition iPhone. That’s not to slate the trusty Nano however - it remains a highly regarded hardware wallet, and there is no need to upgrade to the X. If you’re shopping for a new Ledger, however, it’s all about the X. It’s hard to overstate how much utility is added by simply upgrading from one push button to two. Entering your PIN into the device is much easier now, with the buttons serving as left and right respectively, while pushing them in unison acts as ‘enter’. The Nano X comes with 5x the storage capacity for applications as its predecessor, allowing it to store more cryptocurrencies than any other major HW on the market. The test version of the device I received came with instructions noting that “Many things will be improved [in final production] including firmware, battery life, laser engraving quality, screen luminosity, general quality.” So pretty much everything then. The build and finish quality of the X look perfectly good to me. My only issue - and it’s a major one - is with the software. In theory, software is a lot easier to fix than hardware, not least because it doesn’t require recalling 100,000 devices. That said, Ledger have been working on their Ledger Live wallet management software for over six months now, and it’s yet to work for longer than a few minutes at a time for this reviewer. My laptop would ideally have one Ledger application - not four. A Long and Fruitless Week When it comes to product reviews, my policy is to wait until everything’s working correctly before putting fingers to keyboard. After a long and frustrating week with the Nano X, however, in which far too many hours were frittered away on fruitless troubleshooting, it behoves me to write this review. As I type these words, I have yet to send or receive cryptocurrency using my Nano X, but despite this failure, I feel well qualified to expound on what the X can and cannot do. Given that bluetooth and a standard mini USB are fitted to the Nano X, there are two ways to install the Ledger Live software onto the device. If I can’t get Ledger Live on desktop to work, I figure, I’ll just do it over bluetooth using the Ledger Live mobile app. It was a nice idea, but it wasn’t to be. I was stymied at first by this error message: After reaching out to Ledger support, I was informed that “Yesterday, we announced a new firmware version. Our servers were overloaded that’s why you have this error message. Can you retry tomorrow?” I certainly could. Only, the next day Ledger Live was still producing the same error message - on two desktop devices and also on mobile. The next day it was the same

13 hours ago

Trezor y Gray lanzan nueva wallet de titanio para almacenar monedas digitales

Los nuevos dispositivos son más resistentes y físicamente impenetrables. Las compañías garantizan que además de ser artículos de colección, también cuentan con todas las medidas de seguridad necesarias para mantener a buen resguardo los saldos de los usuarios.*** (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Ayer, la empresa fabricante de monederos físicos responsable de los dispositivos Trezor, Satoshilabs, anunció el diseño de una nueva línea de lujo en colaboración con la empresa Gray.Las compañías diseñaron y fabricaron conjuntamente una nueva edición de wallets físicas llamadas “Corazon” (así, sin acento), las cuales están fabricadas con titanio aeroespacial por lo que son mucho más resistentes y vistosas que los Trezor tradicionales.Las nuevas wallets Corazon usan el firmware Trezor Core, el mismo empleado por el modelo T. Al igual que la versión antes mencionada, la unidad viene con su conector USB y dos libretas para anotar el código seed (semilla) a la hora de configurar los dispositivos. También cuenta con mecanismos para el almacenamiento de contraseñas y con un sistema de verificación de dos factores.Costo más elevadoLos nuevos dispositivos son mucho más costosos que los modelos previos (Trezor One y T). Cada uno de los tres modelos disponibles tiene un costo diferente:El modelo básico color gris se cotiza en USD $696.El modelo Corazon Steath, pieza de edición limitada en negro con solo 500 unidades disponibles, cuesta USD $996.Corazon Gold, edición limitada de la cual existen solo 100 modelos, tiene un costo de USD $1.496.En un correo enviado por representantes de Satoshilabs al portal News.Bitcoin.com se lee:Cada Corazon comienza como un bloque sólido de titanio aeroespacial antes su fabricación. Con un diseño especial a prueba de cualquier tipo de manipulación, el dispositivo es impenetrable sin que esto comprometa su integridad y funcionamiento. Investigadores en el área de la seguridad auditaron en el producto y el equipo de trabajo de Trezor verificó sus propiedades. La tecnología de Corazon es de código abierto, por lo que está en línea con nuestros criterios de seguridad y nuestra filosofía.Ediciones limitadasPrevio al lanzamiento de los nuevos dispositivos elaborados por Satoshilabs y Gray están los hardware Ledger Nano X anunciados el 6 de enero de este año. El nuevo modelo es visualmente similar a su versión previa, pero este último incorpora funciones Bluetooth y puede almacenar hasta 100 criptomonedas diferentes.Sobre los nuevos Corazon, Gray explica en su página web que estos dispositivos se lanzan en el marco del décimo aniversario de Bitcoin, asegurando que los modelos elaborados con titanio son imposibles de replicar.Los compradores pueden pre-ordenar las wallet pagando con saldos BTC / BCH a través de Bitpay o utilizando sus tarjetas de crédito.Esta no es la primera vez que Trezor lanza modelos de edición limitada, ya que previamente la empresa puso a la venta ediciones elaboradas en aluminio. Hace pocos meses la empresa fabricó y vendió 300 unidades de modelos con revestimiento en cromo valorados en 600 euros.Fuente: News.Bitcoin.comVersión de Angel Di Matteo / DiarioBitcoinImagen de YoutubeAlgo que decir?criptomonedas, edición especial, Gray, Hardware, SatoshiLabs, Titanio, Trezor, WalletAdvertisements (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The post Trezor y Gray lanzan nueva wallet de titanio para almacenar monedas digitales appeared first on DiarioBitcoin.

3 days ago

The Ledger Nano S firmware 1.5.5 update does not support Aio...

The Ledger Nano S firmware 1.5.5 update does not support Aion for now, and we are working with the Ledger team to r… https://t.co/4GEdhMm8qH

4 days ago

Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a “luxury” aerospace-grade titanium hardware wallet series called Corazon. Also Read: A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Bitcoin Mining Rigs Available Today Corazon: ‘Luxury’ Titanium-Grade Hardware Wallets The Singapore-based manufacturer that creates custom Apple and Android mobile phone cases, Gray International, has partnered with the cryptocurrency company Satoshilabs. On Wednesday, the two businesses revealed a luxury grade series of hardware wallets called Corazon. The new devices are CNC machined using aerospace grade titanium that can withstand far more damage than traditional plastic and aluminum devices. The Corazon wallets are based on the Trezor Core firmware used in the company’s Trezor model T series. Just like a model T, the unit comes with a USB connector (type C to type A) and two recovery seeds. The new designer series Corazon model also serves as a password manager and a universal second-factor (U2F) token device as well. The Corazon series is way more expensive than your average Nano or Trezor One, and almost three times the price of the Model T depending on which flavor of Corazon is chosen. The cheapest model is the basic gray colored titanium model for $696 per unit. The Corazon Stealth model ($996) is a limited edition piece with only 500 available and has a black physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating. The Corazon Gold version ($1,496) is also limited but to only 100 models and the device has a gold PVD coat instead of black. “Each Corazon begins its life as a solid block of grade five aerospace titanium before being manufactured into its signature and attractive design,” explained Satoshilabs in an email to news.Bitcoin.com. “With special tamper-proof design, the device is impenetrable without compromising the external integrity — Audited by security researchers and verified by the stellar track record of Trezor, the Corazon’s technology is entirely open-source to be fully transparent, in line with Trezor security philosophy.” Expensive But Limited The new collaborative effort between Satoshilabs and Gray follows the recent Ledger Nano X launch on Jan. 6. The new model is similar to the old Nano’s case design but is bluetooth-enabled and can store up to 100 different digital assets. Gray explains on its website the Corazon release coincides with the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s creation. Each unit starts as a solid block of titanium and is then machined into a lightweight but strong hardware wallet. The limited edition models are finished to a degree “that is impossible to be replicated by hand” says Gray’s website. Cryptocurrency proponents can pre-order the Corazon models with either BTC or BCH via Bitpay, and the website takes traditional credit cards as well. This is not the first time Trezor has released limited edition models, as the firm has released metal aluminum grade versions of their wallet in the past. Last December the firm sold metallic chrome-looking models for 600 euros and there were only 300 made. The limited series was called the “Steel Bundle” and the product came with a Cryptosteel seed container. Some people will likely disregard the new Corazon series on account of the price while others may see the wallets as a collectible. What do you think about the new Trezor Corazon series designed by the mechanical artistry and design company Gray International? Let us know what you think about these products in the comments section below. Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com and the author are not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. This editorial is for informational purposes only. Image credits: Trezor, Gray International, and Bitpay. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets appeared first on Bitcoin News.

5 days ago

The recent #Ledger Nano S firmware update (v1.5.5) is causin...

The recent #Ledger Nano S firmware update (v1.5.5) is causing issues when accessing your $ARK's via #Desktop… https://t.co/GvdjhnJxIU

5 days ago

Criptomoeda Decred começa 2019 bem

Por: Livecoins A Decred começa bem 2019 com as novidades surgindo no radar de desenvolvimento, e com uma grande visibilidade na mídia mundial. Esta criptomoeda, que no momento da escrita deste ocupava a posição 37 do Market Cap, teve no último dia 11 de janeiro uma reportagem especial no website da Forbes, um veículo relevante de notícias reconhecido mundialmente. A matéria destacou a governança da Decred, que é referência no mercado das criptomoedas como um DAO eficiente e verdadeiramente descentralizado com a utilização da Politeia, e entrevistou o fundador da criptomoeda Jake Yocom-Piatt. Decred é uma criptomoeda resistente a Hard Forks, que ocorrem por vezes em rede como o Bitcoin, e que causam a criação de novas redes e novas moedas, sendo ruim para o desenvolvimento dos projetos cripto no longo prazo. Foi destacado na reportagem que isso levou o Chris Burniske, sócio da Place Holder, a investir no projeto da DCR. Além disso, em dezembro a rede da Decred teve uma melhora na mineração POW, com a taxa de hashs aumentando a segurança da rede, mesmo com os preços em baixa de mercado. Aliás, o fator de baixa de mercado é uma das menores preocupações da comunidade Decred, que no Brasil é uma das maiores do mundo, pois essa criptomoeda é uma das que menos se desvalorizou nos últimos tempos, em comparação a outros projetos que tiveram grande perda. No momento da escrita deste, de acordo com dados do website Chainsage, a Decred estava se valorizando em relação ao par dólar mais de 1% nas últimas 24 horas, e mostra ainda que nos últimos 30 dias teve uma boa valorização em relação ao USD americano (mais de 11%). No último ano, em relação ao ETH a moeda se valorizou mais de 45%. Fonte: https://chainsage.com/assets/dcr/ Outro fato relevante para a comunidade que aconteceu no início de dezembro foi a integração com a Hardware Wallet Ledger, que é uma das mais utilizadas no mundo e agora é compátivel com a Decred, nos modelos Nano S e Ledger Blue, de acordo com Twitter oficial da empresa. Em relação ao recente atomic swap realizado entre a Qtum e o Bitcoin, a Decred já está correndo atrás de criar ferramentas compatíveis para transações entre a Qtum e a DCR, e quem sabe até entre a Ethereum e Qtum, como disse o usuário xaur em um comentário no GitHub da moeda. Isso abriria precedentes para mais construções relevantes e descentralizadas. Em relação a mais detalhes do andamento do projeto no mês de Dezembro de 2018, a Decred soltou o seu Jornal Informativo que os investidores podem ter mais noção do andamento do projeto e de várias informações extras relevante ao ecossistema. O artigo Criptomoeda Decred começa 2019 bem apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

6 days ago

Our Man At CES 2019 - Part Two: A Fistful Of Wallets

After thus far finding more talk about blockchain than actual products, I needed to up my game. What’s more, on Sunday, Ledger had announced the Nano X, whilst I was clearly at a different party. My plan was to head to their booth first... Distributing Ledger’s Technologies Ledger had already announced that they would be at CES, so we had an idea they might launch a new hardware wallet. We hadn’t realized that it would be behind closed doors... and on the Sunday before the show proper had begun. The show guide had clear maps and an index of exhibitors, and the Ledger website had a schedule of product demonstration times. I chose the one labeled ‘press only’, which CEO Eric Larchevêque was presenting. The Ledger booth was really quite impressive. Obviously, not compared to electronics giants like LG, or the big car manufacturers, but much bigger than last year... at least, according to Larchevêque. He went through a quick demonstration of the Nano X, then was kind enough to give Bitcoinist a prototype model, so expect a full review soon. Digital Money Marketplace Along with the ‘Digital Money’ conference strand, the show had a number of marketplaces, where certain technologies were grouped together. After my success at the Ledger booth, I decided to try the ‘Digital Money’ marketplace. Now, again, the digital money marketplace was never going to compare with the likes of ‘Smart Home’, ‘Fitness’, or even ‘3D Printing’, but even then it was a little underwhelming. Yeah, that’s eight booths... and you’ll notice one of them is empty, and the one next to that isn’t really crypto related. Six of the smallest-sized booths and the larger map is just one of many many rooms, spread across three locations around the city. So what did I find? A Bitcoin ATM that also doubles as a normal ATM. The world’s first apparently. But I’m sure I’ve written about something similar before. The world’s fastest blockchain for business, Devvio. A blockchain platform based on Proof of Maintenance, crypto-lender and... Hardware Wallets A trio of hardware wallets launched by SecuX. Dammit, I was meant to visit Archos! The SecuX wallets all featured vault-grade protection, multi-currency support, and large color screens. Two also had Bluetooth connectivity and embedded Li-polymer batteries to provide power for this. But where was Archos? Not listed in the directory, that’s for sure. I aimed for the French section in the Eureka Park, another area with loose gatherings of companies under spurious banners. I struck luck. The Archos Safe-T touch is another Bluetooth-enabled device, with an even bigger screen. It runs a cut down version of Android, although there is also an isolated area, purely for transactions. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a review model, so that will have to wait. As I wandered around the Eureka Park I continued to find small blockchain related companies who had traveled with a delegation from Ukraine or Switzerland, or grouped by a certain theme. By far the thing I saw most was hardware wallets. You Already Have A Hardware Wallet One of the speakers I had seen during the conference sessions, was Steven Sprague, CEO of Rivetz. He previously spent many years at Wave Systems working on trusted computing technology. Because of this, every PC built since 2006/7 has had a trusted secure enclave, just like a hardware wallet. Also, every smartphone since 2014 has had the same thing. I managed to catch a few minutes with Steven, and he very animatedly explained that all that was required was for the software to enable this secure portion. We already use our phone as a trusted device, so with the unlocking of the secure enclave, we could also use it to securely identify ourselves, either for cryptocurrency wallets, or anything else. To be continued... Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Our Man At CES 2019 - Part Two: A Fistful Of Wallets appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

6 days ago

Daily Crypto Roundup 1/7/2019

Today in the crypto world, CoinFLEX announced crypto-settled futures, Coinbase found an Ethereum Classic double spend hack, Ledger announced a new Bluetooth wallet and Japan considered a crypto exchange-traded fund (ETF). Kraken also revealed the burden of government subpoenas and Charlie Lee tweeted about “bitcoin extremists”. Crypto Insider additionally released a piece on bitcoin’s market journey and the growth that lies ahead. Catch up on the details: CoinFLEX Exchange Offers Physical Crypto Futures On Asian Market According to news from Bloomberg today, Crypto Insider reported on a new crypto futures operation stemming from CoinfloorEX. The exchange, CoinFlex, will be open on Asian markets and will feature physical cryptocurrency backing. In affiliation with Britain’s Coinfloor crypto exchange, CoinfloorEX rebranded to CoinFLEX. Roger Ver, among others, is the reported owner of the new Hong Kong-based CoinFLEX operation. Starting next month, CoinFLEX is said to offer derivatives on several top crypto assets, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and ethereum. Read on Crypto Insider Coinbase finds ETC double spend hack On January 5th, Coinbase found a flaw in the Ethereum Classic platform that allows for a double spend attack. Coinbase reported the issue on Twitter, stating “Coinbase detected a deep chain reorganization of the Ethereum Classic blockchain that included a double spend. In order to protect customer funds, we immediately paused movements of these funds on the ETC blockchain.” Read on Crypto Insider Ledger Crypto Wallet Goes Mobile With Bluetooth-Ready Nano X According to an announcement, yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show (hosted in Las Vegas), dominant crypto hardware wallet producer Ledger has unveiled a new wireless product called the Nano X. The new Nano X hardware wallet includes Bluetooth capabilities, making it compatible with mobile devices. Ledger also developed a mobile app for the product. Read on CoinDesk Japan Explores Crypto ETFs After Snubbing Futures According to a Bloomberg report today, Japan has decided not to approve cryptocurrency-based derivatives products. They are, however, reportedly still considering crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Japan’s “Financial Services Agency [FSA] is currently gauging industry interest in ETFs tracking digital currencies, according to a person familiar with the agency’s thinking who requested anonymity discussing private plans,” explained Bloomberg. The FSA decisions are the result of a lengthy investigation concerning the logistics behind the infamous and sizeable Coincheck hack last year. Read on Bloomberg Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’ According to compiled information, the Kraken exchange has expressed concerns with this past year’s government inquiries. Kraken’s 2018 report revealed “that the law enforcement and other inquiries it has received from various government agencies around the world have almost tripled year on year,” reported CoinDesk. Kraken faced 475 subpoenas last year. In 2017, the organization only received 160. U.S. agencies sent 315 of last year’s 475 subpoenas. Kraken stated these requests to be time-consuming and costly. Read on CoinDesk Litecoin Founder Stokes Debate Over ‘Bitcoin Extremists’ Tweet Litecoin’s Charlie Lee started a controversial tweet debate yesterday on the state of bitcoin maximalists, calling them “extremists”. “Some self-proclaimed Bitcoin Maximalists are actually Bitcoin Extremists. They think all other coins are scams and will go to zero. Maximalists think Bitcoin is and will remain the dominant cryptocurrency but there is room for altcoins to exist and even do well,” Lee tweeted. Lee’s tweet received a bevy of responses and backlash, as one would expect from such a tweet. Read on CoinTelegraph The post Daily Crypto Roundup 1/7/2019 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

11 days ago

Glitch in UAE’s Beam Wallet Gives Users Jitters

Cryptocurrency hard wallets are regarded as an extremely safe way of storing cryptocurrency these days, but when they go wrong, such as happened with Beam Wallet recently, users become nervous. Beam Wallet is a tech company which allows UAE customers access to goods and services via their phones, tapping into its wallet application. A critical vulnerability found in the cryptocurrency wallet occurred just days after the wallet’s tech, called Mimblewimble, went live enabling cryptocurrency transactions. The firm’s website claims that over 750,000 users access the wallet. As soon as the wallet’s crypto facility was up and running, the company was forced to announce a “critical vulnerability”, which it claimed that it was racing to fix as quickly as possible. A Github posting quickly advised Beam users to stop using the application, and delete or uninstall and subsequently download a fresh, unadulterated, version. This is not the first of such hard wallet vulnerabilities to have occurred after a research team claimed last year that they were able to successfully hack the Trezor One, Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue wallets, posting a video showing their process. The team was supposedly able to exploit a weakness in Trezor One hardware wallets which didn’t have a set passphrase by the owner, extracting the private key by overwriting data using a custom firmware. Hard wallets are generally foolproof and secure, although hackers are always on the alert for vulnerabilities in order to exploit these and access user details. Wallet vulnerabilities are, nonetheless, rare. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: Pixabay The post Glitch in UAE’s Beam Wallet Gives Users Jitters appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

11 days ago

Ledger or SecuX: Who Has The Best Hardware Wallet For 2019?

Storing cryptocurrency securely is one of the biggest issues facing coin hodlers. Hardware wallets, which keeps assets off the internet and safe from hackers, are often considered to be the most effective. Two major wallet makers, France’s Ledger and Taiwan’s SecuX Technologies, had booths at CES 2019, in Las Vegas this week. I was also there. CES is one of the biggest trade shows in the world; 200,000 people flew in from all around the world. It’s so big that the conference is based in three centers and practically occupies the entire city for the week it’s on. The prestigious, the mighty and the rich had their booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), in the heart of the Venetian Hotel. Breaking apart Ledger’s Nano X Unsurprisingly, this was where Ledger was based. The French startup, which managed to raise a cool $75m last year, was showcasing its new hardware wallet, the Nano X. The fundamentals are pretty much the same as they were with the Nano S, Ledger’s most popular wallet to date. The key differences were that it came with a slightly larger screen and had added Bluetooth connectivity, which lets you pair your wallet to your phone using the Ledger Live app. They had a booth right in the middle of the LVCC, replete with a giant statue of the Nano X. Expecting to ship in March 2019 at a retail price of $119, the team told me that the new Bluetooth feature meant it could be linked to software wallets, making it easier to exchange crypto directly with the Nano X. Unmissable, literally. Like the Nano S, it supports 29 different virtual currencies, including most of the big ones like bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP - as well as the ERC20s. One hundred all in all. The main difference is that whereas the Nano S could only support 16 different assets, the Nano X can support all one hundred at the same time. When I spoke to the team they were really keen on pushing the fact that the Nano X came with a new ST33 chip. Technobabble aside, the team admitted that what it really came down was it made the wallet slightly faster - literally a millisecond - than the Nano S. One thing to consider with the Nano X was that it seemed a bit flimsy. Looking at it, it seemed to be made of pieces of plastic snapped together. I asked whether this made it potentially vulnerable. After all, it wouldn’t take much to pull the shell apart, retrieve the chip within. There are so many of these chips around now, that a skilled engineer with the right stuff could crack the encryption and steal the crypto. The Ledger team member I was speaking to didn’t much like this and started making excuses when I asked to hold the wallet. He sent another member to offer me exclusive access to their affiliate program. When I refused, the conversation was done. I was fobbed off for the rest of the day. Breaking Down the SecuX V20 It was hard not to miss Ledger. But the booth for SecuX took a bit of exploring. I found it, eventually, hidden away in the bowels of the Sands Expo, another conference center about a mile away from the LVCC. It was like comparing a space station to a school science fair. Whereas LVCC had robots and interactive screens, Sands Expo had cute home-printed paper signs. Like Ledger, SecuX were at CES to showcase their new wallet, the cylindrical V20. It’s a pricey bit of kit: one V20 will set you back $149. It’s a much larger device than the Nano X. But it includes a 2.8-inch color touchscreen, USB-C connectivity. It also has a low-energy Bluetooth 4.2 connection to pair to your smartphone, like the Nano X. Where V20 truly shines over Ledger’s hardware wallets is that the aluminum frame is much more difficult to physically break apart. It’s a welded aluminum frame, so you can’t actually pull it apart without drilling into it, which would destroy the chip. Considering the wallet can have up to a 24-word passphrase, that makes it very nearly impossible to break into. The only problem I saw was the number of assets it supported. Although it could be used to store collectibles and dApps, unlike Nano X, it can only store six different cryptocurrencies, as well as ERC20s. I asked how many it could hold simultaneously in an email follow up, but the team didn’t respond. Which Wallet to Choose Ultimately the wallet you go for depends on your needs. The Ledger Nano X looks sleek and stylish, and its small size makes it far more portable. That said, the SecuX V20 is sturdier and larger, making it great for long-term crypto holding, and you’re unlikely to lose it. The main advantage for the Nano X is you can hold many more cryptocurrencies than the V20. That’s obviously an advantage if you have a diverse portfolio, which you want to store offline. The only issue is that it’s more vulnerable than the V20. Breaking into the V20 basically destroys the chip, the same can’t be said for the Nano X. If you dropped it on the go, it wouldn’t take much for someone who knew what they were doing to steal your assets. With the Nano X

11 days ago

Ledger Nano X Rocks CES 2019, Wins Honoree Award for Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy

Ledger Nano X announced on its blog yesterday that it had won an award in the cybersecurity and personal privacy category of the CES 2019 Innovation awards. CES is the largest annual technology show in the world. Since its launch, this is Ledger Nano X’s first award. Winning Awards and Hearts This year, the CES awards were given to only 31 products that perform above a certain standard in their respective categories. CES hosted over 4400 exhibitions through the year during 2018. According to the blog, the Ledger team wrote: “We are incredibly honored to have received the CES Innovation Honoree Award for the Ledger Nano X, underlining the innovation it brings to the hardware wallet market.” They further added: “We are especially pleased that the Ledger Nano X has received this prestigious accolade in the Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy product category - both critical aspects when choosing a hardware wallet.” The team went on to say that they receive their award with pride, especially as the product won the award so soon after its launch. What Is the Ledger Nano X? The Nano X is the latest hardware wallet from Ledger, a leading crypto wallet company. This Bluetooth enabled hardware wallet is an upgrade on the popular Ledger Nano S, which sold over 1.5 million units worldwide. The Nano X comes with improved user experience, design changes, and state-of-the-art security features. Ledger also launched its complementary offering to the wallet- the Ledger Live Mobile app, which will allow users to manage their transactions securely and check their balances in real time. Ledger Nano S users can also check their balances in read-only mode using this app. It will be available for both Android and iOS devices on January 28th. The app and device can be connected via Bluetooth, helping to improve the user experience without compromising on security. The device can hold up to 100 digital assets and comes with a larger screen. Ledger CEO Eric Larchevêque commented on the new product saying: “The Ledger Nano X includes all of what you loved about your Nano S, but with new and improved major features.” Ledger Nano X Rocks CES 2019, Wins Honoree Award for Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

11 days ago

Ledger Releases New Wallet With More Memory, App for Mobile Management

Ledger just dropped news of its latest hardware wallet, and it comes with an app for managing the wallet’s funds remotely.The company will reveal the new Ledger Nano X at this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Calling its new wallet “Ledger’s new signature product,” the team indicated in a demonstration and interview with Bitcoin Magazine that the Nano X stays true to the simple design of its flagship, the Nano S, with some added complexity and versatility.Most notably, the Nano X is being released in tandem with the new Ledger Live Mobile app, available for both Android and iOS. Connecting to the hardware wallet via Bluetooth, this application will allow users to check their wallet status and balance, send transactions and install/uninstall wallet support for various coins without having to unlock their hardware wallet.“There have been a lot of requests from our users to have a native application,” Ledger’s CEO Éric Larchevêque told Bitcoin Magazine. Until this app, which will also allow Nano S users to check their wallet status in “read-only mode,” Ledger customers had to rely on browser extensions like Chrome or MetaMask or services like MyEtherWallet to manage funds.Other improvements over the Nano S include a larger screen, the migration of the buttons from the top to the front of the device for easier navigation and the ability to hold a charge (the old Nano S must be plugged into a computer or outlet to function). According to Larchevêque, the new design also addresses “one of the biggest complaints from [Ledger’s] customers”: lack of memory.“[For the Nano S], depending on the app, you can have from five to ten to fifteen wallets, but if you have a lot of crypto, you need to install and reinstall these to manage coins — it’s a lot of work. Now, with the Nano X, you have much more memory and you can have up to 100 applications at one time,” Larchevêque said.He continued to stress that, in addition to improvements to memory and UX, the mobility that the Nano X’s Ledger Live app would give to the hardware wallet is its most distinguished feature.When questioned as to whether the Bluetooth feature would expose any security vulnerabilities, Larchevêque reinforced that the Nano X’s security design is as robust as its predecessor.“The Bluetooth connection is only used to send public data, such as your public key. The transaction itself is encrypted end-to-end while using the highest level of encryption and security on the Bluetooth protocol ... no private keys are on the Bluetooth connection. It’s the same as the USB cable. Security-wise, the architecture is the same.”Ledger aims to build on the Nano S’s success, which has sold more than 1.5 million units since its inception, and they’re already off to a good start. In addition to launching at CES, the Nano X will also be awarded the CES Innovation Award in Cyber Security and Personal Privacy for 2019.Larchevêque believes this award is not only indicative of his company’s success but also of the strides the crypto space has made from a fringe hobby to a mainstay in the tech industry.“I think it says a lot about the recognition of the industry of a new category. The fact that this prize has been awarded to hardware wallets shows that it’s now a category. It’s not a toy or a hobby. It shows the legitimacy of what we’re doing. It’s a recognition that cryptocurrency is a new category of consumer electronics.”A week or so after Ledger shared the news with Bitcoin Magazine, Wallet.fail demonstrated a vulnerability in the Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue and Trezor One at the Chaos Communications Conference (35C3) in Leipzig, Germany. Wallet.fail chose to forego responsible disclosure practices and demonstrated the vulnerability before alerting the hardware wallet companies, though Ledger and Trezor have both since addressed the issues and are working on patches.The Ledger Live Mobile App will be available January 28, 2019, and the Nano X will be available for preorder on January 7, 2019, and will ship in March. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

11 days ago

Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange

CoinSpeaker Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange FlashFX announced the unveiling of a new cross border payment solution using XRP. The payment transfer platform plans to improve its foreign exchange concepts and activities in Australia. The platform, developed on Ripple and using the XRP digital currency for liquidity, delivers transparency for all users. Also, it offers transactional control and instantaneous settlement simultaneously cutting the costs of cross-border payments significantly. The platform has a meticulous design aiming to revolutionize the traditionally intricate and obscure procedures of these payments for all users. This move gave the entire cryptocurrency market a boost. To some extent, it has contributed to the process of making digital currencies break into the mainstream global financial systems. FlashFX shares Ripple’s vision of the Internet of Value with the goal of making foreign remittances as simple as sending emails. Nicolas Steiger, the CEO of FlashFX said: “We are excited to be part of the growth in international payments processing. It is about time that consumers and businesses saw a significant change in how money moves across borders. The service offers an alternative for Australians who want to remit a payment faster and cheaper than banks currently provide.” The Australian Market FlashFX went into the record as being the first Australian digital currency business to open shop in the country. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) gave them the Australian Financial Services License (AFSL). The country processes at least $50 billion annually in cross-border payments according to recent reports by AUSTRAC. Cooperation and competition between money service businesses (MSBs) and banks have become increasingly crucial as FX corridors have thrived. FlashFX is continuously leveraging its infrastructure with other legal MSBs in relevant payment corridors. They are constantly looking to grow the ecosystem and assist other payment processors to become Ripple-enabled. XRP Adoptions Ripple is changing how the world perceives cryptocurrency. The XRP transactions have successfully proven efficient and reliable after thorough assessments. The efficiency tests were done on the xrpscan and Bithomp’s platforms. XRP’s widespread acceptance by other platforms has caused the crypto markets to move significantly. The latest notable adoption is the case of Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway that added a plugin to their platform. The plugin enables writers to get their salaries and wages in crypto. It is also tasked to support Stellar [XLM] and Nano together with XRP along with IOTA. XRP and Ripple’s efforts to achieve mainstream adoption are not wasted. The Consistent Growth Ripple has expanded considerably in the recent months. As seen earlier, we published that it added 13 new companies reaching 200 active customers worldwide. Various other companies have already adopted xRapid that transacts international payments using the XRP cryptocurrency. Among the notable users are Catalyst Corporate Credit Union, Cuallix, and MercuryFX. Back in mid-2018, Ripple’s CEO stated that many major banks would use xRapid as a liquidity tool. His predictions have come true in the recent months. London-based Euro Exim Bank became the first institution to publicly announce using the XRP tokens for cross-border payments. The entry into the Australian market cements Ripple and XRP as the leaders in the cross-border cryptocurrency payment options. Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange

11 days ago

Daily Crypto Price Analysis: XRP, Nano and Dogecoin

After a bearish last quarter of 2018, investor optimism is slowly picking. For most coins in the top twenty bracket, chart patterns have gone green with the Bulls looking to continue the upward rally. Today’s focus coins are bullish except Dogecoin which has been experiencing a downward rally since November 2018 when it went down by 49%. XRP/USD The XRP/USD pair is up by 2.69% over the last 24 hours. This is after an upward rally that saw yesterday’s average price of $0.37340 bettered to $0.37654. The current market Bull Run picked the upward momentum yesterday, with both moving averages (B and C) headed upwards. This signals an upward trend that may push the price to the $0.4 mark Throughout the last 24 hours, support held at $0.366 while resistance was at around the $0.38 mark. This shows a strong charge by the Bulls, given the small price oscillation range. If the Bull Run is to continue for Ripple, the current Resistance zone is likely to be tested and breached. In terms of market activity, Ripple holds a market cap of $15.02 Billion and its trading volume in the last 24 hours was $429 Million with the RSI (marked A) at the ‘normal’ zone. NANO/USD Nano is up by 5.79% today across the various markets. It went through an upward rally that saw price pushed from $0.9832 to $1.0266. This can perhaps be attributed to the partnership between Silvaco and Nano coin. At the moment, investor sentiments are at an all-time high with the RSI threatening to move into the ‘under-bought’ area as can be seen in point A. The Bullish trend has seen price find support above the $1 mark. The upward rally is expected to push the pair upwards to $1.1 with both the 7 and the 21 day EMAs (B and C) below the current price level. The pair’s outlook is that of a Bull Run that may be here to stay. DOGE/USD Over the last 24 hours, Dogecoin has taken a beating to register a 3.8% loss. It fell from $0.00228400 to the current rate of $0.00228512. This is after Dogecoin went through a Bull Run while a vast majority of Altcoins were taking a dip last year. This saw investor sentiments also go down. The Relative Strength Index (A) was at one time at 35, threatening to cross over into the ‘oversold’ area. This means that investors are looking to dispose of their Dogecoin holdings. The post Daily Crypto Price Analysis: XRP, Nano and Dogecoin appeared first on ZyCrypto.

12 days ago

4. Wait, why is ‘bluetooth’ trending in the crypto community...

4. Wait, why is ‘bluetooth’ trending in the crypto community in 2019? ICYMI, @LedgerHQ just launched Nano X, a ‘n… https://t.co/ocZBKu8Vlu

12 days ago

Greenspan: XRP Not A Security But Community Still Too Aggressive

XRP should not be classified as a security, according to Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro. That said, Greenspan says that the XRP community’s behavior has been counter-productive to adoption by the banking sector. Asked for his views on XRP, Greenspan confirmed he is still “bullish” on the payments settlement token. In a webinar this afternoon, he said that the token could disrupt the entire banking system. He also argued that XRP should not be classified as a security in the US, and that its characteristics more closely resemble those of a utility token. “XRP is not a security, in my personal opinion”, Greenspan said. “My best understanding is XRP is logically a utility token [but] the SEC may see things differently.” Greenspan nonetheless expressed reservations, principally for the behavior of its online community. Although XRP’s large following has been very effective in raising awareness, it also has an aggressive side: in the fans attempting to bully banks into adopting XRP. “The negative side to [XRP’s online community] is aggressiveness,” Greenspan said. “Floods of people are attempting to force banks to accept XRP.” Greenspan argued that this aggressiveness is pushing the financial institutions away. Banks that had publicly considered adopting XRP later decided against it, largely because of the unruly online community, he said. This behavior may be harming XRP’s chances of mainstream adoption . Winning the Hashtag War No community is quite so active as XRP’s. The self-styled “#XRPArmy” has been vocal on a number of issues, especially surrounding XRP’s regulatory status in the US. They have also demanded a listing on popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The community’s behavior has become so overbearing that some are beginning to block them entirely. Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin (DOGE), had his own individual battles with what he described as a “toxic dumpster fire of a community.” In December, Palmer published an open source script for Twitter called ‘XRP away.’ When enabled, the script automatically blocks anyone from mentioning a user who has the term ‘XRP’ mentioned in any part of their profile. You can find my simple script to automatically block XRP accounts that slide into your mentions @ https://t.co/h4OQV2EITa - I call it XRP Away™️ https://t.co/5H0CK1lvZq — Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) December 2, 2018 Palmer’s experience wasn’t unique. Daniel Floyd, writing for Coindesk, came under heavy attack from the XRP community - not in response to any article that he had written, but merely for approaching leading figures for comment. Add it to the list Not everyone believes XRP will be adopted by the banks. Nano’s (NANO) founder, Colin LeMahieu, told Crypto Briefing last month that it was too slow and centralized for the banks. Greenspan shared some of the same concerns, as Ripple Labs, the token’s creator still owns nearly 60% of the total supply. This, he felt, could make it a risky asset with a high selling pressure, making the token’s value difficult to stabilize. Greenspan is a long-term holder of XRP, having bought his first tokens back in May 2013. But as he explained, the project’s viability rests almost entirely on financial institutions. Most of these companies treasure their public image; they could be put off from joining forces with a project with an aggressive and uncontrollable online community. Despite its sleek image, XRP has multiple problems that it needs to iron out. Attention has mostly focused on its regulatory status and use case; an unruly community might also belong on the list. The author is invested in digital assets, but none mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Greenspan: XRP Not A Security But Community Still Too Aggressive appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

13 days ago

Class Action Lawsuit Against Nano Commences

A class-action lawsuit against Nano’s (NANO) creators has begun and the plaintiffs argue that the developers “violated federal securities laws [and] recklessly” rallied investors to buy the cryptocurrency from an obscure Italian cryptocurrency exchange called BitGrail. At the time, Nano, which was previously called RaiBlocks, had the majority of its trading volume on BitGrail exchange and a February 2018 hack of the now-defunct exchange led to the loss of $200 million worth of RaiBlocks tokens. The lawsuit also requests that Nano developers execute a hard fork in order to reimburse investors who lost money during the BitGrail hack. At the moment, the trajectory of the case is hard to predict as Ethereum and Bitcoin have not been classified as securities so determining whether Nano violated U.S. securities laws is up in the air as the precedent for classifying altcoins as securities has not been set. (RS)

13 days ago

Greenspan: XRP Not A Security But Community Still Too Toxic

XRP should not be classified as a security, according to Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro. That said, Greenspan says that the XRP community’s behavior has been counter-productive to adoption by the banking sector. Asked for his views on XRP, Greenspan confirmed he is still “bullish” on the payments settlement token. In a webinar this afternoon, he said that the token could disrupt the entire banking system. He also argued that XRP should not be classified as a security in the US, and that its characteristics more closely resemble those of a utility token. “XRP is not a security, in my personal opinion”, Greenspan said. “My best understanding is XRP is logically a utility token [but] the SEC may see things differently.” Greenspan nonetheless expressed reservations, principally for the behavior of its online community. Although XRP’s large following has been very effective in raising awareness, it also has an aggressive side: in the fans attempting to bully banks into adopting XRP. “The negative side to [XRP’s online community] is aggressiveness,” Greenspan said. “Floods of people are attempting to force banks to accept XRP.” Greenspan argued that this aggressiveness is pushing the financial institutions away. Banks that had publicly considered adopting XRP later decided against it, largely because of the unruly online community, he said. This behavior may be harming XRP’s chances of mainstream adoption . Winning the Hashtag War No community is quite so active as XRP’s. The self-styled “#XRPArmy” has been vocal on a number of issues, especially surrounding XRP’s regulatory status in the US. They have also demanded a listing on popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The community’s behavior has become so overbearing that some are beginning to block them entirely. Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin (DOGE), had his own individual battles with what he described as a “toxic dumpster fire of a community.” In December, Palmer published an open source script for Twitter called ‘XRP away.’ When enabled, the script automatically blocks anyone from mentioning a user who has the term ‘XRP’ mentioned in any part of their profile. You can find my simple script to automatically block XRP accounts that slide into your mentions @ https://t.co/h4OQV2EITa - I call it XRP Away™️ https://t.co/5H0CK1lvZq — Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) December 2, 2018 Palmer’s experience wasn’t unique. Daniel Floyd, writing for Coindesk, came under heavy attack from the XRP community - not in response to any article that he had written, but merely for approaching leading figures for comment. Add it to the list Not everyone believes XRP will be adopted by the banks. Nano’s (NANO) founder, Colin LeMahieu, told Crypto Briefing last month that it was too slow and centralized for the banks. Greenspan shared some of the same concerns, as Ripple Labs, the token’s creator still owns nearly 60% of the total supply. This, he felt, could make it a risky asset with a high selling pressure, making the token’s value difficult to stabilize. Greenspan is a long-term holder of XRP, having bought his first tokens back in May 2013. But as he explained, the project’s viability rests almost entirely on financial institutions. Most of these companies treasure their public image; they could be put off from joining forces with a project with an aggressive and uncontrollable online community. Despite its sleek image, XRP has multiple problems that it needs to iron out. Attention has mostly focused on its regulatory status and use case; an unruly community might also belong on the list. The author is invested in digital assets, but none mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Greenspan: XRP Not A Security But Community Still Too Toxic appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

13 days ago

NANO and Its Core Members Served With Another Lawsuit Due to the BitGrail Hack

News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the Nano (NANO) Cryptocurrency project and its core members have been served with another lawsuit linked to the BitGrail Hack that happened in early February 2018. With approximately $180 Million lost during the hack, the new class action suit alleges that NANO and its core members violated federal securities laws and encouraged investors to open accounts with the Italian exchange known as BitGrail. Filed on the 3rd of this month by James Fabian individually and on behalf of all other affected investors, the lawsuit names Francesco Firano, Colin Lemahieu, Mica Busch, Zach Shapiro, Troy Retzer, the NANO Project and BitGrail as defendants of the case. It has been filed in the District Court of Northern California. Lawsuit Recommends Forking NANO to Compensate Lost Coins The lawsuit goes on to request that NANO and its core developers issue a ‘rescue fork’ to compensate those affected by the hack. It states Defendants still own and control millions if not tens of millions of XRB and do not want to sacrifice any financial advantage they currently hold over the average XRB investor victimized by the XRB disappearance at BitGrail, which Defendants would do by “rescue forking” and returning the stolen digital assets. Failure to Investigate Whether BitGrail Was Secure The lawsuit also points out that the team at NANO recommended investors to store their digital assets on BitGrail without doing their due diligence as to whether it was secure or not. Notwithstanding Defendants’ widespread promotion of BitGrail as a safe haven for XRB investors, BitGrail’s troubled past, uncertain present, and questionable future make Defendants’ recommendations highly suspect, if not outright reckless. In early - January 2018, many BitGrail users reportedly experienced problems with the reliability and security of BitGrail’s trading platform. BitGrail account-holders took to social media to decry the lack of reliability and trustworthiness of BitGrail’s operations or the reliability of the XRB code itself. Despite the account glitches and functionality concerns that affected so many BitGrail users, the Nano Defendants did not distance themselves from the BitGrail Defendants as a direct result of the problems. NANO Developers Had Been Cleared From the First Lawsuit The first lawsuit against NANO due to the BitGrail hack was filed in the Eastern District Court of New York. The plaintiff, Alex Brola, also claimed that the NANO development team induced investors to buy the digital asset ahead of the hack. It also added that the team had carried out an unregistered securities offering. Brola had also requested that the development team issue a recovery fork. However, the case was dismissed by the court in October of last year. What are your thoughts on the new lawsuit against the NANO project and its team? Will the second lawsuit be successful? Is hard-forking a solution to compensate lost digital assets? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post NANO and Its Core Members Served With Another Lawsuit Due to the BitGrail Hack appeared first on Ethereum World News.

13 days ago

Crypto Wallet Company Ledger Reveals Its New Mobile-Friendly Nano X Device

CoinSpeaker Crypto Wallet Company Ledger Reveals Its New Mobile-Friendly Nano X Device When Ledger, a well-known crypto wallet firm, presented its Nano S device, it was a real revolution. This USB-sized device helps to secure people’s crypto thanks to an opportunity to keep them disconnected from the internet. Nevertheless, Ledger is not going to stop at this point and is continuing wowing the community offering them new devices. Ledger Goes Mobile At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that took place in Las Vegas last weekend, Ledger revealed its new Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallet that is called the Ledger Nano X. The unveiled Ledger Live Mobile App offers a wide range of features. For example, Nano X users can enjoy app-driven transactions and both Nano S and Nano X users can track their wallet balance via the app. Speaking about their new mobile app, the company’s CEO Eric Larchevêque stated: “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.” Currently, the Ledger Live app can be downloaded by Windows and Linux OS users and iOS and Android will have a possibility to download it from iTunes and Google Play starting from January 28. Peculiarities of Nano X The Ledger Nano X will support around 100 cryptocurrencies which is much more if compared with the Ledger Nano S. Let us also remind, that some months ago, as a response to the growing popularity of coins backed by stable assets, Ledger added support for stablecoins. But without any doubts, the most significant upgrade is the capacity of the wallet to be connected to mobile devices via the app. The main idea behind the creation of a new wallet is the company’s desire to enhance the mobility of their wallets. Moreover, the new wallet will have a larger display and is reported to be sold for $119. Larchevêque described the Nano X the following way: “The Ledger Nano X includes all of what you loved about your Nano S, but with new and improved major features. With its Bluetooth connectivity and increased capacity, the Ledger Nano X provides an enhanced user experience while delivering the mobility and state-of-the-art security that customers expect from Ledger.” Moreover, as it has been revealed, Ledger received the CES “Innovation Award in Cyber Security and Personal Privacy” for their cutting-edge device. Increased Security According to the company, their new Ledger Nano X will offer amazing security and will keep the user’s private keys isolated in a certified secure element which represents itself the same chip that is installed in credit cards, for example. What’s more, it is said that the protection of the hardware via PIN-codes and connectivity with mobile devices with the help of Bluetooth also significantly reduces the potential risks. Crypto Wallet Company Ledger Reveals Its New Mobile-Friendly Nano X Device

13 days ago

Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger Becomes Mobile Friendly

With most of the world preferring their mobiles to using laptops or desktops, Ledger has developed a Bluetooth enabled crypto wallet. The device called Nano X was revealed at the most popular electronics show the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which took place in Las Vegas, USA. The CEO of Ledger explained the importance of the Ledger X by stating, “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.” There is good news for people eyeing the Nano S as they will become cheaper as soon as Nano X becomes available. Compared to the previous models, Ledger X will have a bigger screen along with supporting a wide range of 100 cryptocurrencies. While it will also be compatible with the Ledger Live mobile application which will be on Google’s Play and Apple’s iTunes on January 16th. Many may think that Bluetooth leads to a less secure system. However, the Nano X will isolate the user’s private keys inside a certified secure element (CC EAL 5+). The CC EAL 5+ is the same chip used in credit cards and passports. You can pre-order the Ledger Nano X through the official Ledger website at a mere price of $119. The post Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger Becomes Mobile Friendly appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

14 days ago

5 Signs From CES 2019 That Crypto Is Ready for the Mainstream

If you have doubts about the future of crypto, look no further than Las Vegas. The Consumer Technology Association’s CES is the biggest trade show in the world and the biggest event hosted in Las Vegas every year. Over 2.7 million net square feet of exhibit floor space is set aside for over 182,000 tech industry professionals to learn the latest trends in consumer technology. I drove to Las Vegas with a small production team to catch up with the blockchain and cryptocurrency developments at CES 2019. As the winter rolled on (registration was last fall), it became clear through the programming and exhibitors that crypto is a force to be reckoned with this year. Here’s a quick breakdown of the crypto and blockchain highlights from CES 2019 in Las Vegas. 1. Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Are Legit Tech Wallets and exchanges shined throughout CES, with Ledger and Trezor both showing off their offerings. Both are available at major retailers and could be expanding their presence in the market in 2019. Ledger introduced the Nano X, which is a Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallet and a step up from its popular Nano S, which sold over 1.5 million units as of the end of 2018. The Nano X can hold up to 100 crypto assets, six times more than the previous version. Ledger is also launching the Ledger Live mobile app that supports Nano S and Nano X users. Meanwhile, I got a hold of a Trezor Model T and bought some Bitcoin to get started in cryptocurrency investing myself. My 2019 resolution is to invest $100 in a new altcoin every month this year. I’ll work on comparing wallets more once I do. Kevin Love from Bundil, the Shark Tank-funded crypto investment app, was also on hand discussing the benefits of crypto investing. 2. Retailers Are Crypto-Curious Retail’s biggest pushback against accepting crypto as payment is volatile pricing, but they’re not necessarily against blockchain technology. CES 2019 had a range of informative sessions throughout the week to demystify crypto for merchants. During “The Great Crypto Debate”, MakerDAO (MKR) President Steven Becker and Bitcoin Foundation’s Brock Pierce participated in a roundtable discussion about the viability of crypto as both currency and technology. And Pundi X(NPXS) hit CES in a big way, showing off its new blockchain-based phone at CES Unveiled. Called “Function X, ” the phone runs on Android 7.0 and the company plans to released 5000 phones to proof the concept before licensing their tech to other manufacturers. If you don’t already know Pundi X, it has point-of-sale devices and a crypto wallet, which, when combined with this phone, creates an end-to-end, blockchain-based connection between retailers and customers. 3. Esports, Media, and Marketing Are Decentralizing Advertising, video games, and media in general are among the leading use-cases of blockchain technology. Tracking creative materials from sounds and images to more complicated work can be frustrating, and it’s hard to know what’s effectively reaching who at the right times. “Blockchain and Advertising: The Possibilities and Realities” paired CTA’s Jack Cutts with Sara Bruno at Arent Fox, MIT Media Lab’s Michael Casey, and Brian Wong from Kiip to discuss how blockchain technology relieves the biggest pain points for ad agencies, including nearly $20 million lost to ad fraud. Casey joined more speakers from Nexus, BTC Inc, and Entertainment AI in another talk on how blockchain is remaking the media and entertainment business. And gaming (especially esports) could be found all over the CES floor, from conferences detailing how developers like Blizzard are adapting to modern digital economies to hardware companies like Nvidia, Razer, and Intel featuring pro gamers at their booths. 4. The Future Is Mobile-First Blockchain is a fundamental technology in the future IoT environment, and CES 2019 made this very clear. IBM’s Jason Kelley and EY’s Louise Keely were among the participants CBS’s Teena Maddox spoke with about cities around the world dipping their toes in blockchain technology. From smart cities to supply chain and operations, blockchain technology is working with IoT to create a mobile-first world. Autonomous cars, flying drones, home entertainment, robot and voice-activated assistants, smart homes, and so much more technology was on display. It’s more clear than ever that we’ll be connected to technology wherever we go. 5. ICOs Are Complicated We cannot possibly say enough about the shift from ICOs to STOs in 2018 and beyond. If you don’t know why, CES 2019 had a surprisingly poignant 90-minute session called “True Confessions: ICOs, Crypto, Tokens and VCs” with Yahoo Finance/USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro discussing the pitfalls of ICOs with people who lived through them. Tim Draper (Tezos), Matthew Roszak (Bloq), and Sam Trautwin (Carbon) were among the people discussing their experiences. Draper has by far the most interesting story, and if you’re not familiar with the Tezos soap opera already, click

14 days ago

@LedgerHQ Congrats on your new Nano X! However, you mention ...

@LedgerHQ Congrats on your new Nano X! However, you mention CMT is an ERC20 token. Actually, we migrated already an… https://t.co/vDIYL3qCGY

14 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Ledger Reveals New Hardware Wallet, And Gemini Calls For Crypto Regulation In New Ad Campaign

The State of The Market - January 7, 2019 BTC: $4,026.63 (+4.32%) ETH: $153.16 (-0.33%) XRP: $0.365122 (+1.89%) Bitcoin is back above $4,000, due to the anticipation of Bitfinex shutdown. Bitfinex is set to go down for 7 hours for maintenance. The last time that the exchange went down, Bitcoin's price shot up by $400 in just 20 minutes. While there is no reason for it to happen once again, traders anticipating it have pushed the price up. Also, Ethereum maintains its price above $150 and the difference in market cap between XRP and ETH is more than $1 Billion now. Litecoin was poised to take over Bitcoin Cash and EOS with its recent boost. However, it has slowed down and still remains at the 7th spot with a market cap of $2.27 Billion. In other news, IOST is gearing up for its mainnet launch and is now accepting node applications. IOST will use a novel reward sharing mechanism wherein IOST token holders are rewarded for staking and voting for nodes, and nodes benefit from block production rewards as well as a fee sharing mechanism from users on-boarded onto the network. Also, Nano's developers and other parties are facing a class action lawsuit for the second time. Nano and other parties in the lawsuit are alleged fraud and violations of the Securities According to James Fabian, one of the plaintiffs 1) Ledger has announced the launch of Ledger Nano X, its improved Ledger Nano S, during the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. Ledger Nano X has unique enhancements such as Bluetooth support, a bigger Organic LED screen, a higher storage space, and a rechargeable battery. Ledger Nano X, which costs $119, will start being shipped in March. Ledger Live Mobile app can be accessed on Google and iOS Play Store from January 28th. 2) Gemini Trust Co., the cryptocurrency exchange owned and operated by the Winklevoss twins, recently released an ad campaign advocating for the regulation of the cryptospace in order to bridge the gap between the traditional market and the rapidly growing decentralized market. Some of the pro-regulation slogans include "Crypto Without Chaos," "The Revolution Needs Rules," and "Money Has a Future," and highlight the need to enact some regulatory controls in order to protect investors in the crypto space in the same manner they are protected in the traditional markets. 3) The Compliance team of American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has published their 2018 transparency report. It pointed out that American agencies constituted more than 65% of the subpoenas globally. It received a total of 475 law enforcement requests, and 315 were from the US. The exchange said this is why most crypto businesses block US customers. It gets too expensive for handling these requests. In the US, the FBI and HSI made 50% of the requests. Homeland Security made 91 requests, while the FBI made 67. (VS)

14 days ago

Ledger Unveils Bluetooth-Enabled Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has unveiled its newest cryptocurrency wallet. The Ledger Nano X is Bluetooth-enabled and can hold up to 100 different cryptocurrencies at a time. A mobile app is also being launched for both iOS and Android to pair the device to smartphones. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Newest Ledger Wallet Ledger unveiled its new cryptocurrency hardware wallet on Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company then wrote on its website on Monday: The Ledger Nano X is Bluetooth enabled. Connect it to your smartphone with Ledger Live Mobile app and safely transact anywhere. All Bluetooth communications are encrypted end-to-end to protect against any security threat. The new wallet has been redesigned and can be pre-ordered starting on Monday. It is priced at $119 and is expected to start shipping in March. The company will also launch a mobile app, the Ledger Live Mobile, for both iOS and Android platforms. The Nano X joins Ledger’s two existing consumer hardware wallets: the Nano S and the Ledger Blue. The former currently retails for $59 and the latter $269.99. The company claims in its Monday’s announcement that over 1.5 million Ledger Nano S devices have been sold worldwide. The Nano X is only available in one color at present while the Nano S comes in six colors. About Ledger Nano X According to Ledger, up to 100 cryptocurrency apps can be installed on the Nano X at the same time. The device also supports over 1,100 assets with more to be added each month. In comparison, the Nano S can simultaneously run up to 18 cryptocurrency applications with support for only 40 assets in total. Ledger Nano X Unlike its predecessor which draws power through a USB cable, the Nano X has a 100mAh built-in battery to power it for wireless use. Several security improvements are listed on Ledger’s website for the latest model, and the company explained that private keys stored on the new device are isolated inside its EAL5+ certified secure storage chip. With dimensions of 72mm x 18.6mm x 11.75mm, the Nano X is shorter but slightly wider than the Nano S which measures 98mm x 18mm x 9mm. However, at 34g, it is over twice as heavy as the Nano S which weighs 16.2g, Ledger’s website details. Navigation on the new model is also improved due to its larger, round buttons on the face of the device compared to two small buttons located at the top of the Nano S. Ledger further described that the new device has “Bigger screen for an improved experience.” In addition to the wallet itself, the Nano X will come with a USB cable, a getting started leaflet and a recovery sheet. What do you think of the Ledger Nano X? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Ledger. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Ledger Unveils Bluetooth-Enabled Hardware Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

14 days ago

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14 days ago

New Ledger Nano X Can Pair With iPhone Via Bluetooth

Popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet company Ledger has revealed its latest device - the Ledger Nano X. The new device’s most characteristic new capability is that it will enable users to use Bluetooth to connect their mobile devices via the new Ledge Live mobile app. Bluetooth Enabled Ledger Wallet The popular manufacturer of cryptocurrency hardware wallets Ledger has revealed its latest product on Sunday at the CES conference - the Ledger Nano X. The new device supports up to 100 cryptocurrencies, which is a notable increase compared to the Ledger Nano S. It also features a larger screen. The most notable new feature, however, is the fact that users will be able to connect the wallet to mobile devices using the Ledger Live mobile app. The goal of the company is to increase mobility as hardware wallets typically connect over USB, which isn’t exactly mobile-friendly. The Ledger Nano X costs $119 and it is already available for pre-order on the company’s official website. Shipping is set to start in March. The Ledger Live app is already available for download for iOS, Windows, and Linux OS and it will be available for iOS and Android on January 28th. The app will allow users to create new accounts or to import existing ones. It’s also supposed to make sending and receiving cryptocurrencies a lot easier while enabling users to monitor their portfolios from a single place. Notes Eric Larchevêque, CEO at Ledger: The Ledger Nano X includes all of what you loved about your Nano S, but with new and improved major features. With its Bluetooth connectability and increased capacity, the Ledger Nano X provides an enhanced user experience while delivering the mobility and state-of-the-art security that customers expect from Ledger. It is exciting to be recognized by CES as the go-to leader for securing crypto assets. What About Security? Hardware wallets typically connect over USB. As such, adding Bluetooth to the Nano X could be considered a bit controversial because a wireless connection can increase the risk of unauthorized access. According to the official website, however, the device offers top-notch security, isolating the user’s private keys inside a certified secure element (CC EAL 5+). This is the same chip used in credit cards and passports. Additionally, the hardware-level PIN protections, as well as the limited range of connectivity via Bluetooth, should, in theory, mitigate the risks. However, back in December, a research team published a presentation on how to hack cryptocurrency hardware wallets, including the Trezor One, Ledger Nano S, and Ledger Blue. Immediately after that, Ledger came up with an official statement, refuting all reported vulnerabilities, and reassuring users that their “crypto assets are still secure on your Ledger device.” What do you think of the Ledger Nano X and the new Bluetooth-enabled mobile connection? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Ledger.com, Twitter, Bitcoinist archives The post New Ledger Nano X Can Pair With iPhone Via Bluetooth appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

14 days ago

Ledger Announces a New Bluetooth-Based Hardware Wallet (Nano X)

TL;DR Ledger, the leading global producer of hardware cryptocurrency wallets, has just announced the new wallet model — Ledger Nano X. The new model will be Bluetooth-based wallet which allows users to connect their wallet via a mobile app. Ledger Nano X will bring additional improvements regarding security, capacity, and the number of apps, all of which can be managed through a Ledger Live Mobile app, scheduled for launch on January 28th. A new announcement by a global leader in securing crypto assets, Ledger, revealed the company’s new hardware cryptocurrency wallet — Ledger Nano X. BREAKING NEWS: We’re excited to announce the next generation hardware wallet: the Ledger Nano X. Keep your crypto secure, everywhere. Visit our website for more details: https://t.co/exqQBcpukC Share the news!#Everywhere #LedgerNanoX pic.twitter.com/2xKAlEZKdW — Ledger (@LedgerHQ) January 7, 2019 According to the announcement, the new model is a Bluetooth-enabled wallet, which will be the company’s new signature product. It is also a spiritual successor to Ledger Nano S, which has already sold more than 1.4 million units around the world. It is known for being one of the most secure wallets today. Now, the new model comes with an even better design, additional features, and improved user experience. One of the new features is Ledger Live mobile app, which will allow users to make transactions, manage multiple new apps, check their balance, and much more. The app will also be able to provide Ledger Nano S users with the ability to monitor their balance. The app is scheduled to appear on Google Play store on January 28th. The other significant feature regarding the new model is Bluetooth, which will allow users to connect their wallet with the mobile app on the go, without introducing additional security risks. Ledger Nano X also comes with improved storage capacity, and it will be able to offer as much as 1100 different digital currencies. This is a massive improvement from Ledger Nano S, which could store six times fewer coins. Furthermore, the new model will feature things like a larger screen, a more advanced interface, easy backup option, and state-of-the-art security. The Ledger Nano X opens up new horizons: - Mobile ready with Bluetooth + Ledger Live Mobile- Up to 100 apps on 1 device at the same time- Bigger screen for an improved experience Read more here: https://t.co/MfLDg6XUmV#Everywhere #LedgerNanoX pic.twitter.com/F6aNvok8Qd — Ledger (@LedgerHQ) January 7, 2019 Issues regarding data privacy have forced users to seek out trusted solutions and partners who can provide them, which is one of the reasons why Ledger has grown to become the most popular wallet provider today. With each new model, Ledger is expanding their wallets’ capabilities, while also increasing their security, and making them more and more user-friendly. Finally, it is also noteworthy that the wallet has received the CES Innovation Award in Cyber Security and Personal Privacy for 2019. Ledger at CES 2019 Ledger has also announced that the company will be attending the CES technology convention, which is the Las Vegas-based technology show in the world, which is held annually. The CES is known for announcements of groundbreaking innovations, and it started on January 6th. It is scheduled to last until January 11th, and it is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In fact, Ledger announced its new Ledger Nano X at CES. Ledger has scheduled events for each remaining day of CES, and most of their events will include meetups and daily demos, with several company officials attending the events as the speakers. The post Ledger Announces a New Bluetooth-Based Hardware Wallet (Nano X) appeared first on CryptoPotato.

14 days ago

Brazilians Are Looking For Physical Vaults To Secure Their Cryptocurrencies

After a series of high-profile crimes, Brazilian whales are seeking actual vaults to secure their holdings. Once a dead industry, crypto investors are flocking towards private companies that offer secure vaults. The vaults are kept secure through seven armored and reinforced steel doors, making it impossible for unauthorized personnel to gain physical access. Late last year, the home of a hardware wallet reseller was raided by dacoits. He lost 150 units of Ledger Nano S and 35 Trezor Model T. (VS)

14 days ago

Ledger Launches Ledger Nano X With Bluetooth Support

On Jan 6th, Ledger announced the launch of Ledger Nano X, its improved Ledger Nano S, during the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. Ledger Nano X has unique enhancements such as Bluetooth support, a bigger Organic LED screen, a higher storage space, and a rechargeable battery. Ledger Nano X, which costs $119, will start being shipped in March. Ledger Live Mobile app can be accessed on Google and iOS Play Store from January 28th. (KE)

15 days ago

Brazilian Crypto Holders Seek Physical Vaults for Storing Their Digital Assets

For some Brazilian whales and cryptocurrency investors, the best defense against crypto theft is not just a secure password, but an actual vault. To secure their digital assets, Brazilian residents have turned towards private companies that offer secure vaults for storage of their assets. Once a dead industry, the rising theft of cryptocurrencies has forced holders to shift their assets to cold storages and place them inside the safes. Several companies are offering their services for vulnerable cryptocurrency investors in the country. Some of the features seem to come from a Mission Impossible movie. The vaults are kept secure through seven armored and reinforced steel doors. The doors themselves can only be accessed through a combination of biometrics of authorized persons only. There are palm scanners that read up to an immense 5 million individual points on the hand and then inspects the blood flow through infrared waves. Packages may range from less than $50 to hundreds of dollars per month depending on the type of service. The packages seem to have a pretty steep price, but crypto thieves are becoming more daring in order to get their hands on cryptocurrencies. On 29 December last year, the owner of KriptoBR’s home was raided by dacoits who took away 150 units of Ledger Nano S and 35 Trezor Model T. KriptoBR is the official vendor of the hardware wallets in Brazil. While normally stealing cryptos require knowledge of computer systems in order to hack, the thieves are now turning towards traditional methods of extorting money. This includes kidnapping and torturing known cryptocurrency holders until they give in and hand over their private keys. Early last December, a group had called upon a known Bitcoin investor to visit and give a lecture on cryptocurrencies. That was a ruse and they drugged and beat him nearly to death in order to steal his Bitcoin. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @BitcoinNewsCom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: BitcoinNews.com The post Brazilian Crypto Holders Seek Physical Vaults for Storing Their Digital Assets appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

15 days ago

Ledger Unveils Upgraded Nano X Crypto Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets are growing in popularity as a safe haven for cryptocurrencies. Ledger is one of the world’s top providers of cold wallets and its flagship Nano range has just been given an upgrade. The company unveiled its latest iteration of the popular hardware wallet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. According to PCmag, the current Ledger Nano supports 13 crypto assets directly and many more via third party apps. The all new Ledger Nano X now has Bluetooth and supports up to a hundred more coin types and wallet apps. The six fold storage expansion is for third party developers to make sure that their applications can only sign transactions for their own private key. Appearance wise it is pretty similar to its predecessor, the Nano S, aside from the interface which is a little larger. This will facilitate the inputs that need to be made on the device itself to maintain security. Anyone that has ever set one up will know what we’re talking about here! A new mobile app called Ledger Live Mobile will take advantage of the new Bluetooth connectivity. Users can now remotely add or remove apps for various altcoins without having to plug into a PC via USB cable. According to The Verge adding Bluetooth has been a controversial move as any wireless communications are more vulnerable to unauthorized access or interception. Ledger states that the Nano X has been designed to only respond to devices running the corresponding app which has presumably been synched with the cold wallet. The app has its own security features which preserve authenticity. “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,” Ledger boss Eric Larchevêque told Coindesk. He added that the price for the Nano S will fall after the Nano X is released. At the time of writing it was not yet available on the company website and the Nano S was priced at $70. The Ledger app is expected to go live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store later this month. The Nano X will be available for pre-order this week at $119 to ship in March. The CES is not a crypto show but it has awarded the Nano X with its 2019 “Innovation Award in Cyber Security and Personal Privacy” according to a company press release. The post Ledger Unveils Upgraded Nano X Crypto Hardware Wallet appeared first on Ethereum World News.

15 days ago

Nano Cryptocurrency Facing Second Class-Action Lawsuit Over BitGrail Hack

Nano’s developers and other parties reportedly are facing a class action lawsuit for the second time. Nano and other parties in the lawsuit are alleged fraud and violations of the Securities According to James Fabian, one of the plaintiffs, “defendants directed the investing public to purchase XRB through BitGrail by providing specific investment instructions and insurances..” At press time, Nono is trading at $1.00, up 7.69% in the past 24 hours. (RL)

15 days ago

Bluetooth-Ready Nano X Takes the Ledger Crypto Wallet Mobile

On Sunday, the cryptocurrency hardware wallet company Ledger unveiled its new, Bluetooth-enabled Nano X device at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This new development means that the crypto wallet can be used with mobile devices, an important function that was lacking in its Ledger S model. The Ledger Nano X can store the apps for up to 100 crypto assets, a six-fold increase over the Nano S, and its accompanying Ledger Live mobile app will be available on Google Play and iTunes on Jan. 16. (JF)

15 days ago

Adoption in Brazil on the Rise as Pizzeria Accepts Bitcoin, Nano, Stellar, and ETH

A Reddit user from Brazil recently posted a picture of a pizza he recently ordered from a local Pizzeria, giving proof that cryptocurrency adoption is on the rise in the country. The front of the pizza box has branded advertising announcing that the pizzeria accepts Bitcoin (BTC), Nano (NANO), Ethereum (ETH), and Stellar (XLM) as a form of payment. As much of the focus and media attention goes towards things like a Bitcoin ETF and institutional investors, small signs of adoption and use case such as this are the real driving force behind the cryptocurrency movement. (JF)

16 days ago

Best Gifts For A Cryptocurrency Enthusiast

Christmas is here already and it probably already caught a few of us unprepared. If you don’t know what gift to buy for your cryptocurrency enthusiast friend - we’re here to help! It all depends on your budget and how fast do you need the gift. There are a lot of things that you can gift to a cryptocurrency enthusiast. Firstly, there’s app apparel and clothing. CoinTelegraph, one of the biggest cryptocurrency news websites, recently launched their cryptocurrrency store. You can choose anything you want from socks, phone cases, mugs to hoodies. These can be a little pricey, but the design and the quality of the materials used makes it worth it. There are also plenty of other places where you can shop for crypto related clothing. KimchiSocks have a great design for a pair of Bitcoin socks. Etsy have a lot of other interesting things too - such as a necktie or a keychain - perfect gifts for a cryptocurrency enthusiast. And in case you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, you can try Redbubble’s crypto offer too! They have a variety of awesome designs made by crypto lovers for crypto lovers. Awesomestuff365 also made a list with 50 small gifts for bitcoin lovers. If your budget exceeds $50, you can continue reading below about the best gifts for a crypto lover. Another great option would be a Ledger Nano S. The price for this awesome hardware wallet is usually $99.99. For December 2018, Ledger offers them at a 30% discount. This is one of the most useful things you can buy to a crypto lover, as there’s nothing more important than keeping the cryptocurrency safe - and Ledger is great for that! But perhaps he’s not that tech-savvy to use one. Or he’s more of an art lover. Then we have the solution for you. CryptoArt have a massive list with paintings ranging from $70 to $700 - depending on the size, frame,etc. Most of these art pieces also come with a small crypto value inside the painting - which you can get by simply scanning a QR code. These art pieces are amazing and in a limited edition, meaning that these are only for crypto connoisseurs.Of course, the list doesn’t stop here. Another great thing that you can gift to your crypto friends is a mining device - such as a rig or an ASIC. The main issue right now is that there aren’t any devices that are profitable - mostly due to the market conditions. But, if he’s also a gamer - a graphic card would be a great gift! Finally, you can also purchase a Cryptomatic watch. The latest collection is called ‘ The Envoy ‘ and have a price of $698 - with only 200 pieces available. This is a perfect gift for your business part, your best friend or even your son.The best part about this is that the watch have a lifetime warranty and by taking a look at their Instagram we can see that the quality won’t disappoint you - as its a Japanese automatic watch. Or if you prefer, you can create a paper wallet and gift cryptocurrency directly. The process is fairly simple, but the person needs to know how to use a private key to get the funds - which may be hard for a beginner. We hope that this small guide will help you chose a great gift for your friends. We wish you a Happy Holiday season. Image Source: Shutterstock The post Best Gifts For A Cryptocurrency Enthusiast appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

16 days ago

Nano Starts 2019 On Backfoot As Key Developer PlasmaPower (Lee Bousfield) Leaves the Project

While all major projects are realigning their strategy to start off the new year, Nano is beginning the year with a setback, as its key developer Lee Bousfield has supposedly left the project. Lee Bousfield contributions critical for Nano Like every week, Nano released its weekly update giving out stakeholders the latest developments on the project. But this update came as a shock to many as it announced the exit of the core developer, Lee Bousfiled. The announcement on the Medium post read as: “With mixed emotions, we would sadly like to inform you that Lee Bousfield (PlasmaPower) has accepted a promotion outside of the Nano Foundation. Lee has been a great team member and has provided valuable insights and impressive efforts into the development of the core protocol since joining the team 8 months ago. So, we’d like to thank him for his massive contributions to the organization and wish him the best on his next adventure!” Commonly known as PlasmaPower in the developer’s community, Bousfield had joined the core team of Nano and his primary work involved working on the Nano core node and its protocol. Some of his work with Nano that could be traced on the internet includes, nano-vanity-0.4.7- Generation of Nano address with prefix of choice ghcl-0.1.1- GitHub Clone nano-work-server-0.1.7- A dedicated work server for the Nano cryptocurrency nanocurrency-protocol-0.5.1- Protocol code for the Nano cryptocurrency nanocurrency-peering-0.6.0- Peering code for the Nano cryptocurrency nanocurrency-types-0.3.16- A set of types for the Nano cryptocurrency gene-seq-intersections-0.3.1-Count intersections between genes and sequences banano-vanity-0.4.2-Generate BANANO cryptocurrency addresses with a given prefix Bousfield was working with Nano since April 2018. He was really thrilled to join the team and expressed his excitement in GitHub post which quoted, “I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined the Nano Core team! My name is Lee Bousfield, but I go by PlasmaPower online. I’m 17 years old and currently attend high school in Boise, Idaho, USA. My primary work is on the Nano core node and its protocol. Recently, I’ve been working to improve the RPC (what developers use to interface with Nano nodes) and the transition to universal blocks. The parse canary block for version 11 was just released, so if you are running a node be sure to update” The announcement that came as a surprise, is silent on the reason why Bousfiled left Nano. Although it does speak about a replacement senior software developer which is expected to join the team in January What do you think is the reason Bousfield left Nano Foundation? Do let us know your views on the same. The post Nano Starts 2019 On Backfoot As Key Developer PlasmaPower (Lee Bousfield) Leaves the Project appeared first on Coingape.

17 days ago

Key Developer PlasmaPower Lee Bousfield Leaves the Project

Lee Bousfiled, the core developer of PlasmaPower reportedly has left Nano project without giving any reason to the community. Bousfield joined the core team of Nano in Apr. 2018 and his primary work involved working on the Nano core node and its protocol. The announcement is considered a setback to the project’s development as his work involves some key elements of the project. Furthermore, a replacement senior software developer has not been revealed yet but is expected to join the team in January. (RL)

20 days ago

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22 days ago

Ledger Wallet Team says There Were No Practical Vulnerabilities Shown by the Wallet.Fail Researchers

The team behind the Ledger Nano S wallet has stated that the vulnerabilities on its hardware wallet that were highlighted by the Wallet.Fail presentation were not 'practical.' The team, via a blog post, said that the 35C3 conference hackathon found no critical vulnerabilities; adding that their customers' assets were secure. In addition, the team said that the white hat hackers did not responsibly disclose their perceived vulnerabilities. Responsible disclosure helps safeguard users against attacks by giving the vendor company time to patch their products. The 35C3 hackathon tested Ledger and Trezor wallet security using radio technology. (VK)

23 days ago

Hardware Experts Demonstrate how to Hack into Trezor and Ledger Crypto Hard Wallets

Hardware experts Thomas Roth, Dmitry Nedospasov and Josh Datko showed attendees of the 35th Chaos Communication Congress how to hack into some of the most popular cryptocurrency hard wallets. The methods presented by the trio required physical possession of the wallet and the demonstration also showed that each device is susceptible to software alterations. Datko showed how pre-owned Ledger Nano S devices could be compromised using $3.00 worth of parts and a radio trigger to access the device. Roth showed how the Nano’s computing architecture can be easily exploited and he uploaded the classic Snake video game onto the device. Roth also showed the audience how the Ledger Blue wallet could be hacked using a long “trace” between processing chips to gather the device’s passwords with 90% accuracy. The trio stressed the importance of purchasing hard wallets from the manufacturer and cautioned against sourcing hardware from third-party sellers. (RS)

24 days ago

Research Team Demonstrates Vulnerabilities In Popular Hardware Wallets

At the 35C3 Refreshing Memories conference, a research team going by the name "wallet.fail" hacked popular hardware wallets such as Trezor One, Ledger Nano S, and Ledger Blue. They were able to extract private keys out of Trezor One by flashing a custom firmware. With Ledger Nano S, they were able to hack its secure ST31 chip to play the snake game on the device and send malicious transactions. On ledger blue, Ledger's most expensive hardware wallet, they were able to steal the pin a few meters away from the device. Satoshi Labs, the company behind Trezor has announced that they were notified about the vulnerability and they're currently working on a firmware update to fix it. (VS)

24 days ago

Nano Successfully Passes Security Audit Without Any Critical Vulnerabilities

An independent security audit conducted by Red4Sec found no critical vulnerabilities on Nano Blockchain. Red4Sec is the security firm enlisted by the Nano foundation to conduct the audit and review the node software. The audit began back in September 2018. This is important for Nano as crypto Exchange Bitgrail blamed Nano for a $150 million hack in February. Nano has always maintained that the hack was the fault of the exchange and not a flaw with their code. NANO is priced at $0.976428, gaining 0.31% in the last 24 hours.

25 days ago

Apple Upgrades NAS nano to NAS nano pro

Following the upgrade of Apple's official terms, the company has moved to replace NAS nano, a simple and safe wallet service, to the NAS nano pro. According to news sources, the original NAS nano will remain in use but the Nebulas team will cease channeling upgrades. This move means iOS users must back up their wallets in the original NAS nano and never delete them before being fully imported to the new NAS nano pro to avoid possible asset loss. However, Android users may simply download the installation package or upgrade their Nas nano pro directly from Google Play. (VK)

a month ago

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a month ago

IOST Talks Extremely Mild Trash About EOS

There have been fighting words in the crypto space lately. First the Nano founder used the c-word* while talking about Ripple’s baby. TRON’s Justin Sun continues to take sideswipes at Ethereum. And now, a proof-of -stake blockchain protocol is taking aim at one of the biggest targets in the market: EOS. In describing the EOS […]

a month ago

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a month ago

NANO Cryptocurrency Passes Security Audit

An independent security review has found “no critical vulnerabilities” in the node software for the Nano cryptocurrency. Red4Sec, a cybersecurity firm, was enlisted by the Nano Foundation to conduct a thorough audit of currency’s representative and consensus software back in September. After three months of penetration testing, Red4Sec was unable to discover any serious exploits […]

a month ago

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a month ago

Colin LeMahieu Explains Why Nano is a Better Alternative for Banks than XRP

Colin LeMahieu, Nano’s founder, believes that Nano is better suited for integration by the banking sector than XRP. According to Colin, Nano can perform the same tasks as Ripple at faster speeds, with increased safety, and at reduced costs. Per a test conducted in October by BitcoinKit, Nano completed a transaction in under three seconds, making the operation three times faster than XRP. Colin added that Nano has also been decentralized since its inception and is hence more suitable for institutions. On the other hand, Ripple Labs controls 60% of XRP coins. (KE)

a month ago


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