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Ledger Stax Begins Shipping To Pre-Order Customers
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Ledger Stax Begins Shipping To Pre-Order Customers

2024-05-28 12:47 Last Updated At:12:50

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2024--

Ledger, the world leader in Digital Asset security for consumers and enterprises, today announces that shipping of its innovative secure touchscreen device, Ledger Stax™, has commenced for pre-order customers. Ledger teamed up with Tony Fadell, builder of the iPod® 1, to bring clarity and confidence to signing transactions and securing your digital value. Ledger Stax™ is a usable way for you to take control of cryptocurrency and digital value. It’s built on uncompromisingly secure architecture, and introduces a unique form designed for unprecedented accessibility and interactivity.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240527237948/en/

Ledger Stax™ will be available for new orders again in Summer 2024, with priority access given to customers who asked to be notified on a first-come-first-served basis. Keep an eye out for more details at Bitcoin 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee on July 26th 2024.

Ledger Stax™ has a first-of-its-kind, curved E Ink® 2 secure touchscreen, which covers the front and curves around the spine—you can view complete transaction details at a glance. E Ink® is always viewable: your favorite art or photo appears on the Ledger Stax™ screen, even when it is off. It also provides unmatched energy efficiency, so the battery can last for weeks or even months on one battery charge.

“By bringing Ledger Staxto market, Ledger has proven its ability to deliver truly innovative products, backed by a best-in-class, secure supply chain,” says Pascal Gauthier, CEO and Chairman of Ledger. “This marks a new beginning for Ledger after a decade in business, and sets a new standard for accessible, intuitive security. I’d like to thank our manufacturing partners across the world for helping us deliver on our vision for the next generation of Ledger devices.”

Tony Fadell designed Ledger Stax™, in collaboration with Layer, as a credit card-sized device with integrated magnets, making them easily stackable, particularly for those who own multiple devices. The curved E Ink® spine shows what’s inside, like a book on a shelf. Ledger Stax™ uses secure USB-C to connect to the comprehensive Ledger Live™ app on your laptop, and Bluetooth® 3 to connect to the Ledger Live Mobile app on your smartphone. Ledger Stax™ also supports wireless Qi charging.

Crypto and NFTs pre-Ledger Stax were like MP3s pre-iPod: managing them was hard. I designed the Ledger Stax experience to manage digital assets easily, ” says Tony Fadell, iPod Godfather and Principal at Build Collective. “Ledger Stax delivers the world’s first curved E-Ink secure touchscreen. It’s delightful to use, always-on, but doesn’t hog your battery. And of course it has a decade of trusted Ledger security experience packed inside!

The touch interface empowers Ledger’s exceptional developer community to build innovative Web3 applications that are more accessible, with uncompromising security.

Ledger Live, the leading omni-chain companion app, enables users to connect seamlessly with their Ledger device. Ledger Live is the most secure way to buy, sell, swap and earn yield on your crypto, integrated with global third-party service providers such as Moonpay, Coinbase, PayPal, and Lido. To date, Ledger supports over 10 000 coins & tokens on more than 70 blockchains in Ledger Live, and approximately 200 dApps have been integrated into the Ledger ecosystem. Developers who want to build on Ledger can check out our updated Developer Portal here.

“Launching Ledger Stax™ alongside Tony Fadell in the summer of the 2024 bull market heralds a new chapter for Ledger,” says Ian Rogers, Chief Experience Officer at Ledger, “With Ledger Stax™ we introduce two firsts, the world's first secure touchscreen and the world's first curved E Ink ® touchscreen in a consumer device. Paired with Ledger Live, both of these innovations address customers' demand for ease-of-use across a range of services, from buying and HODLing, to swapping and earning, without compromising on security or self custody. Beyond that, we’ve built a world class supply chain that allows us to keep innovating and delivering world-class products to our customers consistently. We’re excited to get Ledger Stax™ into your hands and can't wait to show you the rest of what we have on deck for 2024.”

SPECS:
Dimensions: 85mm × 54mm × 6mm (credit card length and width)
Security: CC EAL 6+ certified Secure Element
Screen type: E Ink® (up to 16 grays), customizable always-on lock screen, capacitive touch
Screen resolution: 672 × 400 pixels
Weight: 45g
Connectivity: USB C, Bluetooth® 5.2, NFC
Unique magnet array for easy stacking
Qi wireless charging

About Ledger
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2024, Ledger is the world leader in Digital Asset security for consumers and enterprises. Ledger offers connected devices and platforms, with more than 6M devices sold to consumers in 200 countries and 10+ languages, 100+ financial institutions and commercial brands. Over 20% of the world’s crypto assets are secured by Ledger.

Ledger is the digital asset solution secure by design. The world’s most internationally respected offensive security team, Ledger Donjon, is relied upon as a crucial resource for securing the world of Digital Assets. With over 14 billion dollars hacked, scammed or mismanaged in 2023 alone, Ledger’s security brings peace of mind and uncompromising self-custody to its community.

LEDGER is a trademark owned by Ledger SAS.

 

Ledger Stax (Photo: Business Wire)

Ledger Stax (Photo: Business Wire)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Some reach out to him as Aries Merritt, the 110-meter hurdles world-record holder. Top hurdlers seek his input all the time.

Others reach out to him as Aries Merritt, the kidney transplant recipient. They ask about his journey in 2015, when days after winning a bronze medal at the Beijing world championships he flew home to receive a kidney from his sister.

These days, helping anyone clear hurdles on the track or in life are important tasks for the 38-year-old Merritt. He's analyzed the technique of numerous hurdlers at the Olympic trials this week in Eugene, Oregon, who've contacted him. That's on top of his coaching responsibilities at Brown University. And in addition to being a sounding board for transplant recipients.

“I love being some sort of inspiration and motivation for others to succeed,” Merritt said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I mean, I’m in a good spot. I’m very healthy. My kidney is fine. I have a good job. Family’s doing great. Everything’s as good as it could be."

Just don't mention “retirement.” It's a term he's not quite ready to use even if he hasn't competed in three years and has been an assistant coach at Brown for the past two seasons.

Because to voice it officially closes the book on a stellar career, one that includes a 2012 Olympic gold medal and setting a world record (12.80 seconds) that’s still standing nearly a dozen years later.

“Being an athlete," he said, "is my identity.”

Being a role model, though, becomes his driving force.

Especially for those in need of an organ transplant, because he knows what they're going through.

Right before worlds in 2015, Merritt revealed he was suffering from a rare genetic disorder in which his kidneys steadily had been shutting down. It was to the point that if he didn’t receive a transplant soon, his kidney function would soon reach zero percent.

His sister, LaToya, was a match.

Just a few days after his third-place finish in Beijing, he was on the operating table and receiving his new kidney.

Merritt returned in time for the 2016 Olympic trials but finished one spot away from landing on the U.S. team for the Rio de Janeiro Games. A year later, he was fifth at worlds.

Then, injuries hit. Hamstring pulls. Torn calf muscles.

Now, some medical complications. His kidney and his appendix started to basically fuse together.

Last month, with his appendix close to rupturing, doctors performed a delicate procedure. Since then, he's been recovering. He will be watching trials from home and taking notes as athletes try to earn a ticket to the Paris Games later this summer.

That way, he can pass along even more insight to his young cast of sprinters and hurdlers at Brown. It’s all part of his grand plan to be the next big-time track coach.

“We have such legendary coaches here in America, and I'm trying to keep that legacy alive,” Merritt said. “I know that I’m going to be coaching forever.”

When Merritt's athletes at Brown struggle to understand a technique, he jumps in to demonstrate. And even though he hasn’t competed since 2021, his speed and form remain on point.

“They’re like, ‘How are you moving that fast?’” said Merritt, a 2006 NCAA champion while at Tennessee. “It’s just ingrained in me.”

His dedication to detail — and having the world record — is why big names in the event reach out to him for advice. He's analyzed the performances of three-time defending world champion and Tokyo Games silver medalist Grant Holloway. Same with Trey Cunningham, a silver medalist at worlds in 2022, and Daniel Roberts, the bronze medalist at worlds last summer.

“I’m an open book,” Merritt said. “Because I’m really excited to see how far they can take the event. At some point, somebody’s got to get that (world) record.”

On Sept. 7, 2012, in a race in Belgium, Merritt went 12.80 seconds to break the mark held by Dayron Robles of Cuba by .07 seconds. Only Holloway — 12.81 at the 2021 Olympic trials — has come close to Merritt's mark.

“It’s a hard record to get,” said Merritt, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. “A lot of people still study that race. It’s a blueprint and a model. It was just the culmination of a lot of hard work, a lot of training and the conditions coming together.”

He thinks he could have gone lower, too, if not for his kidney issue.

“I just didn’t have the opportunity to do so after having a major life-altering surgery," said Merritt, whose top time in a meet after the transplant was 13.09 in 2017. “I was just trying to come back and inspire all of these kids. Show them that if anything is going on with your body or if you had a transplant, you can still come back and do things you love doing."

He's currently writing an as-yet-untitled book to chronicle his journey.

“The doctors were like: ‘You might reject (the transplant). You might not make it out of the surgery,’” Merritt said. “But I came back to the sport. I ran really fast. I achieved a lot.”

AP Summer Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2024-paris-olympic-games

FILE - United States' Aries Merritt, center, France's Dimitri Bascou, left, and France's Garfield Darien compete in the men's 110m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Aug. 18, 2015. Top hurdlers reach out to world-record holder Aries Merritt to ask for his input all the time. So do those going through transplants. Merritt had a kidney transplant in 2015, just days after winning a bronze medal at the Beijing world championships. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

FILE - United States' Aries Merritt, center, France's Dimitri Bascou, left, and France's Garfield Darien compete in the men's 110m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Aug. 18, 2015. Top hurdlers reach out to world-record holder Aries Merritt to ask for his input all the time. So do those going through transplants. Merritt had a kidney transplant in 2015, just days after winning a bronze medal at the Beijing world championships. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

FILE - United States' gold medal winner Aries Merritt shows off his medal during the ceremony for the men's 110-meter hurdles at the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Top hurdlers reach out to world-record holder Aries Merritt to ask for his input all the time. So do those going through transplants. Merritt had a kidney transplant in 2015, just days after winning a bronze medal at the Beijing world championships. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

FILE - United States' gold medal winner Aries Merritt shows off his medal during the ceremony for the men's 110-meter hurdles at the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Top hurdlers reach out to world-record holder Aries Merritt to ask for his input all the time. So do those going through transplants. Merritt had a kidney transplant in 2015, just days after winning a bronze medal at the Beijing world championships. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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