A ledger has two different meanings regarding cryptocurrency and blockchain. The first is about distributed ledger technology (DLT) — the technology of storing information that has such features as collaborative use and synchronization of digital data via consensus algorithms, geographic distribution of equivalent shares of a distributed ledger all over the world and the absence of a central administration. It is frequently confused that DLT and blockchain are the same thing. While it’s true that every blockchain is a distributed ledger, not every distributed ledger is a blockchain. Besides that, ledger can also refer to Ledger, a company producing offline hardware Bitcoin wallets which can be connected to PC via USB port and provide a wide range of services related to cryptocurrency.
The World Economic Forum has released a toolkit for policymakers regarding the creation of central bank digital currencies.
World Economic Forum Debuts Framework for Central Bank Digital Currency
In Q4 2019, Hyperledger’s Fabric open source blockchain software overtook R3’s Corda in terms of developer activity.
Hyperledger Fabric Sees More Dev Activity Than Corda in Q3 2019: Report
New York lawmakers proposed a bill on a P2P savings and payment platform called the “New York Inclusive Value Ledger.”
Authors of New York’s P2P ‘Public Venmo’ Bill Hope for Greater Decentralization
Cryptocurrency holders are being warned against a Chrome extension for Ledger hardware wallets that allegedly contains malware that steals their seed phrases.
Ledger Wallet User Allegedly Lost $16K to Malicious Browser Extension
Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger announced the latest version of its Ledger Live application, adding support for Tezos and Tezos staking.
Ledger Live Adds Support for Tezos and Staking, Adds Features to Hardware Wallets
Microsoft’s blockchain-enabled cloud service Microsoft Azure announced new tokenization and blockchain data management services.
Microsoft Azure Announces Blockchain Token and Data Management Service
Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has hired in-house security officer as chief technology officer to oversee the company’s security operations.
Crypto Cybersecurity Firm Ledger Hires In-House Security Officer As New CTO