Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   370

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.
 

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at Wallet.fail discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.

Ledger May Lay Off 10% Staff

Currently, the total staff of the company is 200 people, so 20 people can lose their jobs
12 April 2019   299

Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets manufacturer is considering reducing 20 employees. It is reported by CCN with reference to the French edition of Presse Citron.

Currently, the total staff of the company is 200 people. Thus, the state can be reduced by 10%.

In 2017 Ledger’s monthly income from sales was about 10 million euros. The company’s website states that over 1.4 million Nano S devices have been sold so far, which makes Ledger the world leader in its market niche. The price of hardware wallets, depending on the model, is in the range of $ 60-270.

However, despite some deterioration in financial position, Ledger does not stop there, creating new products and services. So, in March, the company announced the launch of the Ledger Vault custodial service, which allows you to manage multi-signature wallets, as well as securely and efficiently store digital assets, including ERC-20 bitcoin and tokens.

In January, the French company introduced the Ledger Nano X - an improved version of the Ledger Nano S, with an enlarged screen, more storage space and Bluetooth support.