How to use your Ledger device with Symbol Wallet

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How to use your Ledger device with Symbol Wallet

The Ledger Nano S and X are hardware wallets that support multiple cryptocurrencies, including Symbol.

A hardware wallet is a type of cryptocurrency wallet where you can store your private keys on a physical device. It's a secure and simultaneously user-friendly way to access your coins, as the private key is stored on the device and doesn't get leaked. Your coins are safe even when connected to an infected or malicious computer or a phishing/scam web page.

Symbol Wallet for Desktop allows you to send and receive Symbol assets using a Ledger hardware wallet. Along with providing support for XYM, the Ledger device can also offer support for tokens created on the Symbol blockchain.

Prerequisites

  1. Your Ledger device has been initialized. Select and click your model below for instructions on how to set up your device.

    a. Ledger device S
    b. Ledger device X

  2. Your Ledger device’s firmware is up to date. Select and click your model below for instructions on how to update your device’s firmware.

    a. Ledger device S
    b. Ledger device X

  3. Ledger Live application is installed. Click here for instructions on how to get started.
  4. Symbol Wallet for Desktop is installed.

Step 1: Install Symbol app on Ledger device

  1. Launch the Ledger Live app, then click Manager in the left side panel.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. Allow the Manager on your device by pressing both left and right buttons simultaneously.
  4. ...

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