Review: Putting Ledger’s New Bitcoin Hardware to the Test – CoinDesk

Jameson Lopp is a software engineer at BitGo, creator of and founder of

In this guest review, Lopp puts the recently released Ledger Blue hardware cryptocurrency wallet through its paces to see if its high price is matched by its utility.

Ledger Blue

Name: Ledger Blue

What it is: A handheld cryptocurrency hardware wallet device architected around a secure element, featuring a touchscreen and USB/NFC/BLE connectivity for PC and smartphone compatibility. It runs multiple apps such as bitcoin, ethereum, FIDO U2F, SSH, and GPG, and can be used with a number of digital currencies including bitcoin, dash, Zcash, litecoin and dogecoin.

Who’s behind it: Ledger, a French startup that builds personal security devices for end users, hardware security modules for servers, and hardware oracles for the IoT.

Cost: €229 + shipping

Date launched: December 2016

Summary: The Ledger Blue is the next step in the evolution of cryptocurrency hardware wallets. It combines high-end security with ease of use. The biggest downside for early adopters is that the full capabilities of the device are not yet available.

Where to buy: Directly from Ledger

The basics

At €229, the Ledger Blue is the most expensive bitcoin hardware security device

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