Monero (XMR) developers have confirmed the fixing of a bug involving cryptocurrency hardware wallet Ledger that made user funds look like they had disappeared.
The bug, which Ledger originally thought to be a synchronization problem, first surfaced when a user’s balance failed to react to an incoming transaction.
The problem only affected those using Ledger Nano S devices to access their XMR wallet. As of this week, the issue has officially been resolved through the issuance of a patch from Monero developers luigi1111 and stoffu.
The amount thought to be lost in the mishap totaled 1,680 XMR (around $115,00), leading to concerns of a major flaw. However, Monero says the number of wallets involved was small.
A summary of the fix on Reddit now reads: “A few weeks ago some Ledger Monero users got affected by a bug in the Ledger Monero code. Due to the bug, a handful of transactions were erroneously constructed and the wallet was not able to spot (and subsequently credit) the change, thereby letting the user believe their funds were lost,”