Ledger, the hardware wallet company, announced Tuesday that it will be releasing a limited edition of a brand new hardware wallet, the Ledger Nano S Plus, with just 10,000 devices available to pre-order for $79 each. In addition to the event, Ledger announced a global partnership with Ethereum-based Proof of Attendance Protocol, or POAP.
POAPs are called digital reminders of non-replaceable tokens or NFTs because they show proof of engagement and presence at key moments. In January, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin highlighted the potential importance of soulbound NFTs to enable proof of achievement.
“Securing and protecting your digital memories, such as the POAP you can collect with your Ledger Nano S Plus, is a must for anyone building their lifelong collection,” said Lucas Verra, CEO of POAP. The Genesis Edition of the Ledger Nano S Plus will feature a special engraving. Each pack also includes a card that can be exchanged for a Genesis POAP NFT, allowing users to carry proof of this exclusive hardware wallet in their digital wallet as well. POAP will also create special edition NFTs for Ledger events in the future. Ledger’s Chief Experience Officer Ian Rogers made the following comments about the development:
“This partnership with POAP and the launch of the Ledger Nano S Plus Genesis Edition at an affordable price point marks the recognition that digital assets will only grow as a tool for life experiences, and we want to bring millions more securely into Web3; as it happens .”
The Ledger Nano S Plus is the first hardware wallet Ledger has released since the Ledger Nano X debut in 2019. The company claims to have sold more than 4.5 million Ledger Nano hardware wallets and nearly 20% of the world’s digital wallets. assets secured by Ledger devices. The Nano S Plus supports every type of digital asset, from over 5,500 coins and tokens to NFTs.