The tie-up sees Ledger integrating its operating system, BOLOS, into Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) secure storage product line in a bid to provide new avenues for storing cryptocurrency holdings.
The concept centers around the idea of creating a so-called “enclave”, within which private keys are stored and transactions are both generated and signed. For Intel, that focus on hardware has been a defining characteristic to date, including its work with startup 21 Inc on mining chips.
“Following the launch of a line of hardware wallets based on our operating system integrated in a secure chip, working with a leading player like Intel is a unique opportunity to keep providing our growing client base with innovative solutions for cryptocurrency and blockchain applications,” Eric Larchevêque, Ledger’s CEO, said of the partnership.
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