A hardware wallet is a physical Bitcoin wallet that is built with the sole purpose of securing bitcoins. Hardware wallets keep private keys away from internet-connected devices and allow users to sign transactions in an offline environment.Multisig spending increase the difficulty of stealing your bitcoins, as several keys are required for each payment. It can also be used for wallets shared by multiple people where a quota is required to spend the coins. You can use your Hardware Wallet on any computer. You connect it directly to a USB port to manage your account, to protect your bitcoin and to make safe payments.
by a PIN code. Transactions are verified by an anti-malware second factor.
In case of loss, you can restore it on any Ledger Wallet (Nano or another one) or all other compatible solutions (BIP 39).
Your transactions are not approved and signed on your computer: Bitcoin main sensitive actions are done inside the Secure Element, a tamper resistant environment integrated within the microchip.
Even on a compromised computer, you can authentify each payment with your second factor security card, or through push notifications on your smartphone (Ledger Authenticator Android/iOS app).
Your Bitcoin private keys are never held or known by Ledger or a third part: they are hard locked in your smartcard device. With Ledger HW.1, your wallet remains decentralized, you are your own bank.
Ledger Wallet Bitcoin app can be installed in a few seconds for free, whether you're running Windows, Mac OS, Linux or Chrome OS.
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The app's beautiful user interface has been designed to ensure clarity and usability so you never have to worry about fuzzy details.
You will pair it once with your devices to receive push notifications to authenticate each payment. This second factor checks your transactions to prevent anti-malware theft or compromised funds.