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Samsung invests $2.9 million in French cryptocurrency startup Ledger

Ledger is known for its Nano S tool that looks like a USB key to safeguard crypto- assets.

tech Updated: Apr 26, 2019 13:45 IST
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Employees walk past the logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 5, 2019. Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell more than 60% from a year earlier amid falling memory chip prices and slowing demand for display panels. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(AP)

Samsung has reportedly invested in a French startup called Ledger that manufactures physical and secure portfolios of cryptocurrencies.

According to a report on Capital, Samsung is investing 2.6 million euros (approximately $2.9 million) in the startup that would put Ledger’s valuation at 260 million euros. Ledger is known for its Nano S tool that looks like a USB key to safeguard crypto- assets.

Samsung’s inclination towards cryptocurrency is evident. Its recent flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Meanwhile, the company is also rumored to be working on its own cryptocurrency token called Samsung Coin.

First Published: Apr 26, 2019 13:45 IST