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IOTA Support on The Ledger Nano S is a Possibility In the Next Few Weeks

In a recent twitter announcement by IOTA NEWS, the publication announced that there has been progress in supporting IOTA (MIOTA) on the famous hardware wallet known as Ledger Nano S. The October 3rd tweet went on to include a time frame of the next few weeks as to when software development will be completed.

The development of supporting #IOTA Tokens on the #LedgerNano S wallet has progressed very far. Charlie Varley, IOTA Software Engineer: “We will be looking at Ledger Nano integration over the next few weeks. […]”

Github Contribution and Latest Development Report on IOTA Support

Further investigating the news, we find that there is already a GitHub page for developing IOTA support on the Ledger Nano S. The most recent commit to the project was 3 hours ago at the time of writing this. There is also an IOTA community on Discord where developers can contribute their talents to the project.

In a recent Development report, software developer Peter Willemsen informed the crypto community that he had finished adding 2 major features of the Ledger.

 We’ve finished 2 major features of the Ledger:

  • IOTA Support on The Ledger Nano S is a Possibility In the Next Few Weeks 14API (after weeks of discussions and passing over designs to one-another).
  • IOTA Support on The Ledger Nano S is a Possibility In the Next Few Weeks 14Signing of transactions (part of the API as well)

I guess you could say all of the major features we need are done!

He also added that the next step would be to start beta testing on the device. He made this comments as follows:

This is a huge step in the right direction, and the people who most benefit from this are the users: Imagine having 1 wallet for all your IOTA needs. You download Trinity and use it the way you like it. You plug in your Ledger and install the IOTA app. Trinity sees your ledger and asks you if you want to use your Ledger as a wallet instead.

The only thing that needs to be done now before we have a functional Javascript-SDK and API, is getting the bundles to be signed the right way. I still have some difficulties there, but I hope I can fix it in this week.

This is probably the last development report before we head into beta

What are your thoughts of the possibility of the Ledger Nano S finally supporting storage of MIOTA coins? Please let us know in the comment section below.