TRON (TRX) now Supported by Ledger Blue
In a recent tweet, Justin Sun, the Founder and CEO of TRON Foundation thanked the hardware wallets company, Ledger, for supporting TRX on its hardware wallet Ledger Blue.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) September 6, 2018
For installing the TRON app on your Ledger Nano S or Ledger Blue device, you would need the Tronscan Desktop. It is only through this app that you can manage your TRX. The TRON app has been developed by the TRON community and is supported by it.
As per the support entry by Ledger, you would need to make sure that Ledger Live is ready to use and that your Ledger device is running the latest firmware before you begin installing the TRON app on your device.
For installing the app on your device, here are the instructions that have been given by Ledger:
1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
2. Connect and unlock your device.
3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
4. Find Tron in the app catalog.
5. Click the Install button of the app.
Upon clicking on the Install button, an installation window would appear. On your device, you’ll see it display “Processing…” Upon completion of the installation of the app, you would be informed about the same.
As has been told already, you would be needing the Tronscan Desktop application for managing your TRX. To set it up, here are the instructions provided in the Ledger support entry:
1. Download and install the latest Tronscan Desktop release.
2. Open Tronscan Desktop.
3. Click on open wallet at the top right corner and again open wallet.
4. Select Ledger. Tronscan will display Ledger connected.
5. Click on open wallet and you will be automatically redirected to your Tron wallet.
Once everything is set up properly, you can now go ahead and use the device to carry out transactions. For signing transactions, the Ledger support entry gives the following steps:
1. Keep the Tron app opened on your Ledger Nano S to sign transactions.
2. Tronscan will show a popup with the transaction details when a transaction signature is needed. Signatures are required whenever you vote, send TRX or change account name.
That is all you need to know to get going with your TRX tokens on your Ledger Blue!
TRON Foundation has recently announced the uTorrent Web app which everyone has been waiting for for years. It has been in the beta stage for a very long time and its launch was long overdue.
Cory Keller, a Product Designer on the uTorrent Web team, explains the app by saying:
“uTorrent Web is a browser-based torrent client that we’re developing—right now just for Windows, but we have Mac plans in works. You can search for and play from torrent files or magnet links while they download without having to leave your browser and dig through your files or other apps. Even though you can play stuff near instantly, as it downloads, it saves every file locally for you to use as you please—and you can download any file type, media or not, to a folder of your choice.”
He then talks about the security aspect of the app:
“We also understand the threat of malware and open internet and one cool thing that we’ve done with uTorrent Web is to partner with Adaware—a security company that makes a browser extension for Chrome and Opera called Browser Safety. When you search for a torrent, the extension pops into action. It scans the search results for malware and prevents potentially harmful sites from ever loading into your browser. By having the results load into the extension, just click play on the link of your choice and uTorrent Web would download the torrent and play it without you ever having to visit a single website.”