BAYC Announced A Special Offer From Ledger For Members To Secure Their Apes
Ape security has been a big topic at the Bored Ape Yacht Club for weeks as several apes have fallen victim to scams.
To combat this, the BAYC announced a special offer from Ledger for apes to get a Nano S or X ledger at a discounted rate.
“Ledger reached out to us wanting to offer a discount code for their Ledger Nano S and Ledger Nano X for ape holders,” Gargamel posted on Discord. “Given the amount of scams and hacks lately, we thought this was a great idea. We aren't being paid to endorse their product, we just personally like it, and thought this was a nice thing to do.”
Bored Apes who are interested in taking advantage of this limited time offer should head over to ledger.com and use the promo code provided in the members only announcement section on Discord. Apes who use this could will receive 20% valid Ledgers. This deal will be available as supplies last until August 1, 2021.
Having your apes and other valuable NFT’s on a Ledger is an important part of crypto security. The Bored Ape Gazette spoke with BAYC Member RDM_41 about the promotion and why apes should take advantage of the offer.
Check out the interview below:
1. Why should someone use a ledger?
RDM_41: You should use a ledger to store your private keys on a not internet connected device. The main benefit is that the private key is not on your computer or phone or something constantly connected to the internet that can be hacked.
2. How does using a ledger improve security?
RDM_41: Security is improved because your private keys cannot be exposed via a chrome extension, malware, or via a bad link. A transaction cannot be processed without physical possession of the ledger device.
3. How easy is it to use a ledger?
RDM_41: 3. It’s slightly more complicated than just spinning up a MetaMask but insanely worth it. Another bonus tip would be this hack happened via a Google ad of a fake Opensea website. I use an ad blocker and generally avoid Google ads especially when it comes to financial or sensitive info websites. I actually run a full on raspberry pi device and use a service called pi hole to block ads on my network. It would be pretty complicated for most people to understand all of this but is insanely worth it to me and this hack proves why.
Be sure to check back with the Bored Ape Gazette for more coverage on crypto security and remember, if you do decide to purchase and ledger, only buy it directly from the official website.