Ledger Hardware Wallet now supports Expanse

Popular hardware cryptocurrency wallet added the Expanse support
17 July 2017   1025
Expanse

Blockchain agnostic, community-based project without an ICO, which was created as the first stable fork of Ethereum

Ledger Hardware Wallet, popular "real-life" hardware cryptocurrency wallet device now supports Expanse. This is reported by Expanse Blog.

This will allow people to safely store Expanse and Expanse related products, including all ICOs, launched on Tokenlab in the industry leading Ledger Hardware wallet. Expanse team has been working on integration with the Ledger team to add Expanse to the quality blockchain projects supported by Ledger and this is about to launch. 

Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

As creators assure, Ledger hardware wallet includes cryptocurrency companion apps. You can send and receive payments, check your accounts and manage multiple addresses for each currency from the same device. One of the models, Nano S also supports the FIDO® Universal Second Factor standard that simplifies the authentication process on compatible online services such as GMail, Dashlane, Dropbox or GitHub.

Expanse update: what to expect?

Expanse 1.7.2 is planned to be released with block number 800 000 
01 November 2017   450

As reported today by the official newsletter of Expanse cryptocurrency, Explanse will be updated at block 800 000. At the moment of press, block number 786617 was mined.

What should we wait in Expanse 1.7.2?

Developers have some objectives to be resolved with this update. Among it:

  • Upgrade EXP to the latest ETH:Byzantium protocol.
  • Make EXP transactions faster.
  • Decrease uncle inflation.
  • Maintain Block Reward 8/min.
  • Byzantium Objectives:
  • Addition of ‘REVERT’ opcode, which permits error handling without consuming all gas.
  • Transaction receipts now include a status field to indicate success or failure.
  • Elliptic curve addition and scalar multiplication on alt_bn128 and pairing checks, permitting ZK-Snarks and other cryptographic mathemagic™.
  • Support for big integer modular exponentiation, enabling RSA signature verification and other cryptographic applications.
  • Support for variable length return values .
  • Addition of the ‘STATICCALL’ opcode, permitting non-state-changing calls to other contracts .
  • Changes to the difficulty adjustment formula to take uncles into account 

Also, there are some additional important information:

  • Fork Block Number: 800,000
  • New Block Target: 30 Seconds
  • New Block Reward: 4 EXP