The developer of hardware cryptocurrency wallets Ledger has released an extension for Apple’s Safari browsers. About the new developers reported on the official site.
An extension called Ledger Extension allows wallet holders to connect to NFT marketplaces (like OpenSea) or decentralized applications (like Uniswap, 1inch) directly through the browser. The Ledger Extension supports both applications based on the Ethereum blockchain and on the Polygon sidechain.
The extension also checks smart contracts connected to the wallet for fraud, stated in interview TechCrunch VP of User Experience Engineering at Ledger Karl Anderson. Moreover, the extension will simulate a transaction to show how the connected protocol intends to interact with a cryptocurrency wallet, Anderson added.
At the time of writing, the Ledger Extension is in beta testing. It is available only to owners of the Ledger Nano X hardware wallet due to the built-in Bluetooth module. In the future, the extension is expected to receive support for Windows, as well as Chrome, Brave, Opera, Edge, and Firefox browsers. Whether the extension will work with other hardware wallets in the Ledger line is not specified.
At the end of December 2022, Chinese journalist Colin Wu reported that several representatives of the crypto community faced a freeze of funds while working with Ledger partners. When working with the trading platforms Changelly and Wyre, one of the users completely lost access to almost $3 million in assets.
It turned out that the wallet at the interface level recommended changing the cryptocurrency through the above platforms. At the same time, Ledger claimed that the exchange would not require identity verification. In reality, it turned out that after sending the cryptocurrency to the declared sites, users still need to confirm their identity, and Changelly and Wyre representatives often stopped contacting users.
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