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July 03, 2024

Polkadot Announces Launch Of Ledger Application To Enhance Ecosystem Interoperability

In Brief

Polkadot released Polkadot Ledger application to facilitate user interaction with Polkadot and its parachains within a sole application.

Polkadot Announces Launch Of Ledger Application To Enhance Ecosystem Interoperability

Multi-chain network Polkadot announced the release of the Polkadot Ledger application, designed to facilitate user interaction with Polkadot and its parachains within a sole application. This initiative aims to enhance secure and seamless interoperability across the complete Polkadot ecosystem.

The introduction of the new Polkadot Ledger application represents a notable improvement in technical capabilities and user accessibility by integrating and verifying metadata. This enhancement allows users to securely oversee their funds throughout the Polkadot ecosystem, encompassing both system blockchains and parachains, all via a unified application interface.

To begin utilizing the application, new users are advised to download it from the My Ledger tab within Ledger Live. Meanwhile, existing users must migrate their accounts and funds to the new Polkadot application leveraging the Migration App, also found in Ledger Live. Moreover, the Polkadot application is compatible with wallets such as Talisman, SubWallet, and Nova Wallet. It automatically manages the new metadata protocol to ensure all interactions are verifiable.

The application incorporates several upgrades that enhance its functionality, such as integrated metadata into transaction signatures to guarantee transparency and security in offline signing and Merkle tree structure integration to minimize metadata size and facilitate secure, verifiable transactions. Additionally, it includes the implementation of dynamic metadata parsing, allowing individuals to securely engage with all Polkadot network blockchains, in spite of hardware capacity. Furthermore, it features an extended signature mechanism that minimizes overhead and enhances security by eliminating the need to incorporate the Merkle tree root in every transaction.

Polkadot Introduces New App Now Supporting All Ledger Devices

Polkadot functions as a decentralized blockchain computing protocol designed to serve as a foundational layer offering validation and security services for independent blockchains known as “parachains.” The platform was developed using Substrate, a framework specifically designed for blockchain development.

It introduced the Polkadot application earlier this month, which is now accessible on Ledger Live, supporting all Ledger devices and ensuring full compatibility with Polkadot, Kusama, and all system blockchains, with parachains set to be integrated gradually.

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Alisa, a dedicated journalist at the MPost, specializes in cryptocurrency, zero-knowledge proofs, investments, and the expansive realm of Web3. With a keen eye for emerging trends and technologies, she delivers comprehensive coverage to inform and engage readers in the ever-evolving landscape of digital finance.

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Alisa, a dedicated journalist at the MPost, specializes in cryptocurrency, zero-knowledge proofs, investments, and the expansive realm of Web3. With a keen eye for emerging trends and technologies, she delivers comprehensive coverage to inform and engage readers in the ever-evolving landscape of digital finance.

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