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THE ONLY HARDWARE WALLET FEATURING A SECURE CHIP WITH A CUSTOM OPERATING SYSTEM (OS), FOR NO COMPROMISE BETWEEN SECURITY AND CONVENIENCE
While many hardware wallets on the market feature a “simple” chip, all Ledger hardware wallets are equipped with a “smartcard chip”, that include a secure element. This kind of chip is used for highly secure applications, such as protecting biometric data on passports or credit card information.
Concretely, a secure-element chip is a tamper-resistant hardware platform, capable of securely hosting applications and storing confidential and cryptographic data. In other words, secure element chips are extremely difficult and costly to hack, while “simple” chips, even with software protection, require much less effort.
These chips undergo advanced third-party evaluation and certification processes, through certification bodies such as Common Criteria and EMVCo, to attest of their robustness & security.
Additionally, Ledger has developed its own secure element operating system, named BOLOS – a flexible and open system making it easy to support many crypto assets. This enables Ledger hardware wallets to offer a unique blend of cutting-edge security (secure element) and user convenience (BOLOS), while making sure your crypto assets can resist even sophisticated attacks.