Ledger, the web3 and crypto platform best known for its industry-leading hardware wallets, just announced a slate of huge announcements at L3dger Open. This edition of Ledger’s biannual conference took place during NFT NYC 2022. Ledger Op3n unveiled many new web3 security products from Ledger, including a new marketplace for NFTs. So without further ado, let’s talk about all the revelations from yesterday’s Ledger Op3n.
Ledger secures more than 20% of the world’s digital assets
Over the past several years, Ledger has established itself as the go-to hardware wallet for countless people in the crypto and NFT spaces. To illustrate, the company announced at the Ledger Op3n that it now safeguards more than 20% of the world’s digital assets. In fact, Ledger has sold over 5 million hardware wallets to date.
What’s more, Ledger plays a vital role in NFT security. For example, the company secured 45 out of the top 100 transactions on OpenSea. By the same token Ledger secures 40% of Bored Apes and other top NFT communities. Not to mention the billions in assets it protects through its Enterprise business.
Unfortunately, thefts of digital assets have run rampant for a while now. Indeed, hackers and scammers stole an estimated $3 billion in 2021. This issue has been a major challenge for crypto platforms, exchanges, NFT creators, and users.
Given both Ledger’s important role in many people’s digital asset security, the company is expanding upon its suite of tools to keep users safe. As a result, the Ledger Op3n centered around these key announcements and laid out what Ledger has in store for its users.
Ledger Market: Ledger’s secure new NFT distribution platform
Debuting at Ledger Op3n, Ledger Market is a multi-chain, first-sale distribution platform. In essence, it is a secure marketplace that will offer curated NFT drops from leading brands and artists. Some of the Ledger Market launch partners are Brick, Tag Heuer of LVMH, and DeadFellaz.
Ledger Market will offer users clear-signing for NFT transactions. This particular feature should help users be better informed on what transactions they are signing. The marketplace will launch this summer with the first drop of its Genesis Pass NFT.
Ledger’s Genesis Pass NFT will allow holders to redeem a limited edition Ledger hardware wallet. In addition, holders will get early access to future drops. While it is not launching just yet, the allowlist for Ledger Market is now open for sign-ups.
As Ledger’s VP Metaverse & Web3 Sebastien Badault says, “Ledger Market’s value proposition is three-fold. First, it is built on Ledger’s world-class security standards... Second, Ledger Market is built to be inclusive. It will be accessible to creators, brands, and newbies. Third, Ledger Market is a turnkey solution enabling true ownership and control over NFTs, from minting to storing, for all industry players.”
What other products did Ledger unveil at Ledger Op3n?
Of course, Ledger Market wasn’t the only big announcement from the Ledger Op3n.
First, there’s Ledger Quest. It’s a play-to-learn education platform to help newcomers. By the same token, Ledger also spoke of the redesign of its Ledger Academy platform at Ledger Op3n. To clarify, Ledger Academy is a comprehensive and immersive platform bringing Web3 education to the masses. designed to educate and empower communities.
Ledger Enterprise Create is a full tech suite that will help brands scale their Web3 plans with a focus on NFTs. Freedom by Design is a Ledger initiative to empower users to be as free as possible when it comes to Web3 and crypto. One of its features will even allow people to run their own nodes on Ledger Live. Finally, there was also more info on the browser extension Ledger announced recently, Ledger Connect.
All in all, this slate of news from Ledger will prompt a lot of excitement from its userbase. The Ledger Op3n announcements speak to the company’s mission to continue keeping crypto users and their assets safe.