Ledger, one of the largest cold storage crypto wallet providers, has launched a browser extension to improve online security and connectivity for digital assets.
The Ledger Extension is compatible with Ethereum- and Polygon-based dApps and platforms and plans to support more EVM-compatible chains and Solana in the future.
It is only usable on Safari, iOS and MacOS today but will roll out additional support for Windows, Chrome and Chromium-based browsers.
It has two features that aim to keep users safe when interacting with crypto: it analyzes smart contracts and warns users whether a transaction is potentially malicious.
Ledger is a nine-year-old crypto hardware wallet and cold wallet provider that has sold more than 6 million devices across 200 countries and to more than 100 financial institutions and brands.
About 20% of crypto assets globally are secured through Ledger.
Ledger partnered with Tony Fadell to create an easier, more accessible way for users to secure their crypto through their Ledger Stax product.
In 2022, Ledger partnered with $1.5 billion venture capital firm Cathay Innovation to launch a $110 million fund dedicated to securing crypto assets.
Ledger’s goal is to bring the world of crypto digital assets and wallet-connected apps from “business to geek” to “business to consumer.”
Ledger plans to focus on improving connectivity and security in the crypto space so it becomes easier for consumers and businesses to engage with dApps and platforms in the space. Fast-forward to 2030, the industry won’t be talking about Web 2.0 versus web3, and it will just be the web.
Credit : techcrunch