Ledger Adding Browser Extension to Connect Hardware Wallets to Web 3 Apps

Ledger Connect is launching in beta and will initially be compatible with the Ledger Nano X and Mobile Safari.

AccessTimeIconMay 17, 2022 at 7:12 p.m. UTC
Updated May 17, 2022 at 7:28 p.m. UTC

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Ledger is adding a browser extension on Safari called Ledger Connect that will allow users of Ledger hardware wallets to easily connect with Web 3 applications without the need for third party dependencies. Ledger Connect also has a security layer that will flag customers when certain apps appear suspicious.

  • The new feature will initially be compatible with the Ledger Nano X and Mobile Safari. Ledger will be compatible with Ethereum and Solana during its beta launch before branching out to other protocols, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
  • Additionally, Ledger says that support for its Ledger Nano S Plus and Desktop will occur at a later time.
  • Ledger’s vice president of product, Charles Hamel, said the development is meant to ease the process of setting up a wallet for users, since it connects one’s wallet directly to a browser with “no hackable software in the middle.”

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