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Ledger Nano X
Review and Comments 2019

  • improved successor of the popular Ledger Nano S for the protection of over 1000 crypto currencies
  • offers state-of-the-art security due to the certified security element, which is also used in highly secure products such as credit cards and passports
  • stores up to 100 applications simultaneously, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and many more
  • now with Bluetooth, allowing mobile use via a smartphone in addition to PC use
  • safe and free shipping directly from the manufacturer for 119,00 €

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  • more than 15 accepted payment methods
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Test Result

Ledger Nano X

96%

First Impression
95%
Setup
95%
Handling
90%
Compatibility
100%
Documentation & Support
95%
Security
99%

Ledger Nano X Review 2019

(96%, Review by Malte)

The hardware wallet Ledger Nano X is the latest hardware wallet from Ledger. It was officially announced in early 2019 and can now be ordered for 119,00 € (click here to check the current price) here. Ledger Nano X ensures the secure storage of the private keys that give you access to the crypto assets.

Compared to the previous model Nano S, this now has Bluetooth and a built-in battery for mobile use via smartphone. There is also more space for apps. Everything you need to know about the Ledger Nano X can be found in the following review.

First Impression

Ledger Nano X Packaging

Buying the Ledger Nano X online

Hardware wallets are rarely available at local shops, which is why ordering via the internet is common. Ledger sells its hardware wallets itself through its own online shop. In addition to the hardware wallets, there are also accessories to buy there. The Ledger Nano X currently costs there 119,00 € (click here to check the current price). The advantages of the Ledger Shop include free shipping, 14-day easy return, more than 15 secure payment methods, multilingual customer support with crypto experts and the security that you will receive an original device.

Of course, you can also order the device through one of the many official resellers.

Important Note on Buying Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallets should preferably be ordered directly from the manufacturer or official resellers.

Dubious shops or private sellers on platforms such as ebay or amazon could manipulate the devices for their purposes or trick the buyer. This way the thieves can steal all coins from your hardware wallet at a later time. Unfortunately, there have been such cases in the past.

What’s in the box?

The Ledger Nano X comes in a small 8x13x3cm box, which contains the hardware wallet, a keychain strap and a USB C cable for charging or connecting to the PC. There is also a multilingual fast start guide, three so-called recovery sheets for the backup of the hardware wallet and stickers.

Ledger X Contents

the entire scope of delivery of the Ledger Nano X

Ledger Nano X

As with the Ledger Nano S the hardware wallet can be opened again by rotating the brushed stainless steel cover. Underneath, the technology hides in a plastic case. If you want, you can also remove the stainless steel cover completely by easy bending.

Ledger Nano X Front

Ledger Nano X Front

What is directly noticeable is that the Ledger Nano X is slightly larger and heavier than the Ledger Nano S This is due to the internal 100mAh battery, which is now additionally installed for mobile use via Bluetooth. But also the OLED display is a bit bigger. The buttons have been moved from the top to the front: A black button on the left, and a silver button on the right. On the right side there is also an eyelet for the keychain strap and on the left side a USB-C port.

Setting up the Ledger Nano X

Important Note for Setup

Never use a hardware wallet that is already set up. You must choose your own PIN code and write down the backup yourself. This is not given by anyone!

The setup of the Ledger Nano X has become much easier. First, turn on the hardware wallte by pressing the left button for 3 seconds. An English welcome message appears on display. You will then be prompted to download the associated Ledger Live software.

Ledger Nano X facility

the manual helps setting up the hardware wallet

Ledger Live is compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux computers as well as iOS/Android smartphones and supports setup and will later be used to manage most crypto currencies. To install the corresponding device, visit the page www.ledger.com/start, download and install the software Ledger Live and continue following the instructions on the hardware wallet . Now the operation of the buttons is explained:

  • Click left or right to scroll through menus or list
  • Press both buttons briefly at the same time to select an item
  • press both buttons simultaneously for a long time to reach the control center

Finally, you are asked to open the Ledger Live application for more information. In principle, the setup is also possible without the application, but the additional hints supported the setup.

Set-up process

The application now takes you through the entire setup process, which consists of a total of 7 steps.

The first thing to choose is whether you want to set up the device as a new device or already have a backup of another wallet you want to import. The latter is conceivable, for example, if you want to switch from Ledger Nano S any other hardware wallet to the Ledger Nano X. In this case, you enter your existing backup hardware wallet and the management of the existing cryptocurrencies is possible via the new hardware wallet .

Then a PIN code is selected. This can be 4 to 8 digits long and is typed in directly via the two buttons on the hardware wallet. For optimal safety, Ledger recommends using all 8 places. This PIN code is queried every time the hardware wallet is started in order to avoid unwanted access.

Ledger Nano X Recovery

the Ledger Nano X recovery phrase can be written on the enclosed sheet

The recovery phrase is then displayed. This consists of 24 words and is the only backup of the hardware wallet and must be carefully stored.

Important Note on Hardware Wallet Backups (Recovery Seed)

Your recovery seed is the backup key to all your cryptocurrencies and applications. The recovery seed (backup) can only be displayed once. Never make a digital copy of the recovery seed and never upload it online. Keep the recovery seed in a safe place, ideally safe from fire and water, for example with Billfodl.

Nobody but yourself can be held liable for financial losses caused by improper handling of sensitive data.

Each word must then be selected from a list and confirmed. This process can be a bit tedious, but this is the only way to ensure that the backup has been correctly written down.

The device is now ready for use and the PIN code can be entered to unlock the device. Ledger Live asks some security questions to verify that the setup process has been done correctly. Then the Ledger Nano X can be connected to the corresponding device. With a computer, it is enough to use the USB cable. For mobile devices, the Bluetooth connection must first be set up. For this purpose, a code is displayed on both devices, which is confirmed in each case if it is agreed.

Ledger Nano X: Pairing your device

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If you want, you can now rename the device to keep several hardware wallets separate and protect the Ledger Live software with a password so that nobody can see the current account balance. Depending on the smartphone support, facial recognition or a fingerprint sensor can also be used here.

Ledger Nano X Handling

Once the Ledger Nano X is set up, you can play on the hardware wallet via Ledger Live apps. These are necessary to manage appropriate cryptocurrencies . To do this, you use the manager who is integrated into the Ledger Live software.

The Control Center

The Ledger Nano X Control Center can be reached at any time by holding both buttons down for several seconds. Here you get information about the state of charge of the battery, you can turn off the device or change settings. These include, for example:

  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • Increase or decrease time of automatic switching off
  • Change device name
  • Reset Bluetooth connections or the entire device
  • Set up additional passphrase for increased security

Use Ledger Nano X on the go

The Ledger Nano X is bluetooth-capable and mobile thanks to the built-in battery. The hardware wallet is connected to the smartphone and then managed through the Ledger Live mobile app. With the app, it’s possible to display the real-time balance of all the crypto assets no matter where you are, either with a computer or smartphone (via Bluetooth), even if the device is not connected right now.

Ledger X Product Mobility

The app also has a simple, step-by-step process that helps you easily manage transactions while keeping an eye on the cryptocurrencies at all times.

Supported cryptocurrencies and devices

As already mentioned, the Ledger Nano X is compatible with all common operating systems, whether mobile or on a desktop computer:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Android
  • Chrome OS
  • iOS

The Ledger Nano X can store up to 100 applications at a time, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and many more. That’s another advance from the Ledger Nano S model. As a result, it is possible to manage all assets on the same device and at the same time, the storage will no longer run out. Currently, the following cryptocurrencies are supported:

  • Bitcoin
  • Monero
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Zcash
  • Dash
  • Stratis
  • Ripple
  • Komodo
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Ethereum Classic
  • ERC-20 Tokens
  • PoSW
  • ARK
  • Expanse
  • PivX
  • Vertcoin
  • Viacoin
  • NEO
  • Bitcoin Gold
  • Stellar
  • Hcash
  • DigiByte
  • Qtum
  • Bitcoin Private
  • ZenCash
  • Nano
  • Nimiq
  • Peercoin
  • Zcoin
  • Tron
  • Ontology
  • Hycon
  • Pirl
  • Akroma
  • Vechain
  • Icon
  • Stealth
  • Woleet
  • Wanchain
  • Kowala
  • Particl
  • Rootstock
  • Waves
  • Rise
  • FIC Network
  • EOS
  • POA network
  • IOTA
  • Lisk
  • Musicoin
  • Factom
  • Gamecredits
  • MIX
  • ethergem

All more than 1000 supported cryptocurrencies can be found here: Ledger Nano X cryptocurrencies. It should be noted that not all cryptocurrencies can be managed with Ledger Live. For many coins, you need third-party software that offers the functionality for this coin. As a result, the crypto assets are just as optimally protected, only another software is necessary. Whether and what extra software you need for a cryptocurrency can also be found in the Ledger Nano X cryptocurrencies list here.

In addition to cryptocurrencies, the Ledger Nano X is also integrated into other services and applications. Some of them are these:

  • Mycelium
  • MyEtherWallet
  • FIDO/U2F
  • Bitstamp
  • SSH Agent
  • Password Generator
  • OTP

Documentation and Support

Ledger offers an extensive support area. This includes help articles for all of Ledger’s devices, software and apps. A status page also shows whether services are currently unreachable. The support helps with special questions in writing on weekdays. It consists of 10 crypto experts and offers multilingual support. Phone support does not yet exist and the waiting time can be a few days.

Safety aspects of the Ledger Nano X

Ledger Nano X Banner

Like Ledger’s other hardware wallets, the Ledger Nano X offers state-of-the-art security: the private keys are securely isolated inside the device’s certified security element (CC EAL5+), the same chip used in high-security applications such as credit cards and passports.

The bluetooth connection is only used as a transport layer for public information and therefore does not represent a point of attack. The secret keys or seed never leave the secure element. Even if the bluetooth connection is hacked, the security of the Ledger Nano X relies on the secure element, which will seek approval for any action. In addition, Bluetooth can be deactivated at any time in the settings, so that only use via cable is possible.

The hardware wallet is protected by a PIN code by unauthorized access. Ledger Live can also be secured with a password.

Excellent Technology

CES-the world’s largest annual technology fair-honours products that stand out from others. The CES Innovation Honoree Awards are presented to products or technologies that are above a certain standard in this category. In 2018, this award was only awarded to 31 products, while there had been over 4400 exhibitions at CES this year.

Ledger Nano X Ces Award

Ledger has received the hardware wallet CES Innovation Honoree Award in the Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy product category for its Hardware Wallet, underscoring the innovative power it brings to the hardware wallet market. It combines the security of secure elements and the custom operating system with the ease of use and flexibility that bluetooth and more storage space provides.



Product Specifications

Advantages
  • State-of-the-art security
  • Simple backup in the form of 24 words
  • Simplicity: 2 buttons and a small monitor in the form of a USB stick
  • Mobility over a bluetooth connection with the smartphone and built-in battery
  • Multicurrency: More than 1100 assets supported
  • More storage space for over 100 apps
PlatformWindows, Linux, Mac, Android, Chrome OS, iOS
CryptocurrenciesBitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Zcash, Dash, Stratis, Ripple, Komodo, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, ERC-20 Tokens, PoSW, ARK, Expanse, PivX, Vertcoin, Viacoin, NEO, Bitcoin Gold, Stellar, Hcash, DigiByte, Qtum, Bitcoin Private, ZenCash, Nano, Nimiq, Peercoin, Zcoin, Tron, Ontology, Hycon, Pirl, Akroma, Vechain, Icon, Stealth, Woleet, Wanchain, Kowala, Particl, Rootstock, Waves, Rise, FIC Network, EOS, POA network, IOTA, Lisk, Musicoin, Factom, Gamecredits, MIX, ethergem
CompatibilityMycelium, MyEtherWallet, FIDO/U2F, Bitstamp, SSH Agent, Password Generator, OTP
Package Contents
  • Hardware Wallet
  • USB cable (USB-C)
  • getting started leaflet
  • Recovery sheet
Input OptionsButtons
Comments11  comments
BrandLedger
Altcoin Support
Supported Coins56 Coins
FIDO U2F Authenticator
Open Source
Weight34g
InterfacesBluetooth, USB-C
Size72x19x12mm
Screen 2FA

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g
20. May 2019 um 1:14

Worst Experience so far. I purchased the Ledger Nano X. The instructions are 3.
1. Rotate the swivel cover.
2. Press the button for 3 seconds to power on
3. download app.

It doesn’t tell you how to power down or anything else. It is sad that I have to google how to turn off my ledger nano x. I tried holding that button down for 3 seconds to power off….but it didn’t. Hmm

It says it supports 1185 Crypto Assets but you can only have 100 on your ledger nano x. Problem is you need to have the apps downloaded. I did that for the Crypto I have.

Next you need to Add the Accounts on to your Ledger Nano X. On their support site, it says to use Live. Live only supports 23 Cryto Assets. Umm, please explain the Math here. How can you have 100 different Crypto Assets supported on your Ledger Nano if you can only make Accounts for 23 of them through LIve?

The other problem is that their instructions for receiving crypto include you using LIVE. Hmmm. That really doesn’t make sense….does it?

So far…not so good. Their Support does not have any Phone Number. They do not work weekends. So you have specific hours MON-Fri. Good luck with this information however you take it. I have personally found that when businesses forget to look through the eyes of the consumers, they are missing out and will lose to their competitors. I heard such great things about their product, but as a regular consumer coming into the world of Crypto, this has to be the worst experience and hair pulling stress I have received from a HUGE Lack of Planned Instructions.

I will not buy from them again. If it takes this much effort to use their product, then this is a good way to lose customers.

Good Luck!


Sajabab
25. February 2019 um 15:20

I need Cardano to purchase ledger nano X. Just for you information Cardano community is huge and demanding. Hope ledger is not going to miss out on that! Support it soon!


Jon
24. January 2019 um 6:39

I’m anxiously looking forward to receiving my new Nano X that I have pre-ordered. Will is support Cardano in the future? I didn’t see it on the list.

Malte
24. January 2019

Hello Jon,

the last firmware update 1.5 enables the future support of Cardano and new Tezos derivation paths because Bip32-ed25519 has been added.
Now you have to be patient until Ledger or the community develops an app for Cordano, the requirements are now given.
Please read here for more information: https://www.ledger.fr/2019/01/16/ledger-releases-a-new-nano-s-firmware-update/


June
23. January 2019 um 1:30

Support for alt coins in Ledger live is very limited now. Will the ledger live mobile expand its support for alt coins?


Manoj Nagaraj
16. January 2019 um 21:43

Hi,

Will they add additional coins to their existing list? Because I don’t see Cardano, Stellar etc… Are they supporting these coins now?

Malte
18. January 2019

Hi,

Please look on their website for an updated list of the supported assets:
Ledger Nano X Cryptocurrencies


Steve Gurgon
7. January 2019 um 23:11

Will there be any added security risk with Bluetooth capabilities?

Malte
7. January 2019

Bluetooth is just a media. The BLE stack is handled by a non secure chip and the user still has to confirm all operations which is handled by the Secure Element.

So no, adding bluetooth doesn’t make this device any less secure. As always you have to verify your operation via the device screen and buttons, no matter which connection or service you use.


Anon
3. January 2019 um 0:53

Nice clickbait.

“nOt WhAt i ExPeCtEd”

And then the “review” is a rundown of its technical specifications. If this isn’t an opinion piece why did you title it like one?

Malte
14. February 2019

Hi,
as you can read above we will publish our review here on this page as soon as we get a device.
We are experimenting with different meta titles and descriptions so this is why you get this title for the hardware wallets landing pages.
Thanks for your feedback!




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