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Ledger Unplugged: Contactless Bitcoin Wallet


The Ledger Unplugged is the first contactless Ledger Wallet, a Java Card based wallet you can use on any NFC compatible device, like on Android last generations phones, or with an USB contactless reader. When you own bitcoins, storing and protecting them is your own responsibility. Secured thanks to highest banking industry standards, Ledger Unplugged is an excellent compromise between mobility and security, and your account can be backed up and restored if your Unplugged is lost or stolen.

The Ledger Unplugged is an open source wallet adapted to your needs. You can use your Unplugged to store safely your bitcoins offline, and to make everyday secure payments online. You can use it with Mycelium or GreenBits, popular and trusted wallets, or soon with Copay, for multi-users and multi-signatures transactions. As Ledger Unplugged is available as a Java Card applet on top of the Fidesmo platform, it is Open Source, you can download and edit the app code.


Ledger Unplugged Features:

  • Secure: Your bitcoins are secured by a microchip locked by a PIN code. Transactions are verified by an anti-malware second factor;
  • Contactless: Ledger Unplugged is an usual credit-card format device. NFC enabled, it is easy to pay on any compatible device;
  • Open Source: The Ledger Unplugged has a shared, editable and upgradeable Open Source app code. Everyone can contribute;
  • Backupable: In case of loss, you can restore it on any Ledger Wallet (Nano or another one) or all other compatible solutions (BIP 39);
  • Compatible: The Unplugged runs with Mycelium and Copay, and will soon comes with Ledger’s own management account mobile app;
  • Fidesmo Enabled: The Unplugged is extendable with PGP, FIDO U2F, access control, etc.

Ledger Unplugged is produced by Ledger, a French startup founded in January 2015, that combines the strong expertise of its co-founders in security, smartcard, cryptography, and embedded hardware. The launch of Ledger Nano in more than 50 countries established Ledger as a reference in the international Bitcoin ecosystem. With offices and a showroom in the “Silicon Sentier” in Paris, a production facility in Vierzon, France, and a new subsidiary in San Francisco, the young company has just closed a seed funding round, and is developing its range of products, aiming to make Blockchain technology safe and easily accessible to anyone.


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