MetaMask 4.11.1 version released with support for Ledger hardware wallets
The developers of the popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask, which allows users to store and transfer ETH and various tokens, as well as interact with applications in the cryptocurrency blockchain, have announced the release of a new version of their software 4.11.1, which has implemented support for Ledger hardware wallets.
“By connecting a hardware wallet to MetaMask, you enjoy the security of a cold wallet and the convenience of a hot wallet,” they explain on their blog..
By connecting MetaMask to Ledger, the user can take advantage of the popular hardware wallet management plug-in, including for:
- Signing transactions;
- Signing messages (to enter sites such as Cryptokitties);
- Balance checks in ETH or tokens.
When a user imports an Ethereum Ledger wallet account into the MetaMask extension, it treats it like any other Ethereum wallet. When the user needs to sign something, he connects the device to the computer, and the extension sends a request. Signing transactions and messages is carried out in a hardware wallet, while private keys do not leave the device.
When the device is disconnected from the computer, MetaMask will continue to show the account balance in ETH and tokens for the convenience of the user.
To connect the Ledger hardware wallet to the MetaMask extension, the user needs to:
- Update the extension to the latest version;
- Select “Connect Hardware Wallet” in the upper right corner of the extension;
- Connect the Ledger wallet to your computer;
- Select “Ledger” and click “Connect”;
- Select the account he wants to use and click “Import”.
Also, the user can at any time remove the Ledger account from the MetaMask extension through the menu in the upper right corner.
Support for Trezor hardware wallets appeared in MetaMask last month with the release of version 4.9.0.
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