Hardware wallet company Ledger announced on Tuesday that it will be releasing a limited edition of the all-new Ledger Nano S Plus hardware wallet, with only 10,000 devices available for pre-order at $79 each. In addition to the event, Ledger announced a global partnership with the Ethereum-based Proof-of-Presence Protocol, or POAP.
POAPs are called Digital Memories of Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs because they show other users proof of participation and presence at key moments. In January, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin highlighted the potential importance of tying NFTs to an individual to provide proof of achievement.
“Protecting and protecting your digital memories, like the POAP you can collect with the Ledger Nano S Plus, is a must for anyone building their collection for a lifetime,” said Lucas Verra, CEO of POAP. The Ledger Nano S Plus Genesis Edition will feature a special engraving. Each package will also include a card that can be exchanged for the Genesis POAP NFT, allowing users to also have proof of this exclusive hardware wallet in their digital wallets. In the future, POAP will also release special NFT editions for Ledger events. Ian Rogers, Lead Experience Specialist at Ledger, made the following remarks regarding the development:
“This partnership with POAP and the launch of the Ledger Nano S Plus Genesis Edition at an affordable price marks recognition that digital assets will only grow as a tool for life experiences and we want to securely bring millions of people to Web3 as it does.”
The Ledger Nano S Plus is the first hardware wallet released by Ledger since the debut of the Ledger Nano X in 2019. The firm says it has sold over 4.5 million Ledger Nano hardware wallets and nearly 20% of the world’s digital assets secured by Ledger devices. Nano S Plus supports all types of digital assets, from over 5,500 coins and tokens to NFTs.