Cardano launches Ledger Wallet with Cryptonomy
Cryptonomy was trusted with the task of bringing a complete cold storage solution to market for the Cardano blockchain and ADA cryptocurrency.
The Cardano platform adopts a secure by design philosophy. All development follows the direction of rigorous and peer-reviewed research leading to an open decentralised blockchain capable of securing an economy’s worth of value.
Following an in depth security analysis of their product, Ledger Wallet — the market leader in cold key generation, storage and signing — was selected as the cold storage platform for Cardano. However, with demand so high for Ledger’s products, the queue to have new currencies incorporated was long. Nevertheless, as Cryptonomy is Ledger’s prefered integration supplier, we were able to undertake the development quickly and without hold ups.
Cardano is built from the ground up, which meant this was not going to be a routine integration. Cryptonomy first had to set-up a bridge between Deadalus wallet and Ledger’s working groups, to ensure the design met all requirements. Afterwards, we conducted subject specific workshops to hash out HD key structure, UX storyboards and user journey wire frames. This bridging ethos became the software Bridge which is now a native extension of Deadalus wallet.
Cryptonomy has assisted in the development of the Ledger Nano S app, currently in beta testing with the Cardano early investors. Once completed, it will be signed by Ledger and available on all Ledger Nano S devices.
The Cardano Foundation and IOHK have been working closely with Cryptonomy since 2015.