Early 2015, Ledger introduced the Ledger Wallet Bitcoin Chrome application – a Google Chrome app designed to interact with our hardware wallets. Enabling simple and secure management of cryptocurrency transactions. This app was rapidly followed by the Ledger Wallet Ethereum and Ripple native applications, making it possible to manage these cryptocurrencies with your Ledger hardware wallet. Three years later, after the massive growth of cryptocurrencies and the multiplication of altcoins and forks, needless to say that our interfaces were ripe for a significant facelift.
Ledger announced new generation Ledger Wallet application, built natively for desktop and mobile, gathering all cryptocurrencies in a single, unified place. This app will be available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and won’t require Google Chrome or Chromium anymore.
One unique App for all currencies
Initial release will bring all the current set of features supported by all our different apps, but in a unified and multi currency unique application.
The list of features of this first release :
- Native desktop application (Windows, macOS, Linux)
- Multi currencies (23 cryptos including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Altcoins)
- Multi devices (Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue)
- Read only consultation of accounts without device (protected by optional password)
- Dashboard view of all assets
- Send, receive, account balances & history
- Confirmation before sending funds
- On device verification of the receive address
- Faster account synchronisation engine
The new application will have its own set of native USB drivers. Google Chrome won’t be required anymore.
Additionally, Ledger is working on a new version of the Ledger Manager platform.
“We’ll shortly move to a web based solution involving direct USB communication without the need to install any extension.”
Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera. This new version will highly improve user experience by bringing a lot of new features such as device information, firmware and apps updates, quick overview of installed currencies, categories, 3rd party apps.
Release of the desktop version will be during Q2 2018 and then focus on the mobile version Q3 2018. The new version of the Ledger Manager is also expected for Q2 2018.