Why Choose Ledger Hardware Wallets?

Beginner Dec 11, 2019 · 4 min read

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Key Takeaways:
— A Ledger hardware wallet, combined with the Ledger Live app, is the best solution to secure, store and manage your crypto assets.
— Ledger hardware wallets have industry-leading security to keep your crypto secure at all times.
— The Ledger Live app is a one-stop-shop for your crypto. Buy, sell, exchange and grow your assets with our partners – easily and securely.
— With Ledger you can secure, store and manage over 1800+ crypto assets.
— Ledger makes the most popular hardware wallets in the world: more than 3 million+ sales.
— Why choose Ledger? Because we offer the best product for keeping your crypto safe.

Self-custody is a daunting thought: it demands a careful union between ease of use and absolute security. Why choose Ledger? Because we have what you need! Read on for financial freedom.

If you own crypto assets, you need a secure place to store your funds. You probably already know that you shouldn’t store it on an exchange, and that a hardware wallet is the best way to protect your private keys. 

When it comes to hardware wallets, it can be hard to decide on the right option. But we’re here to help. In this article, we outline the most important things to consider – and show why Ledger devices are the best solution.

Gain financial freedom

When you own crypto, what you really own is a private key that gives you access to your coins. You should be the only one in control of this key – and you need to keep it secure.

A Ledger hardware wallet, combined with the Ledger Live app, is the best way to secure your funds. Your hardware wallet keeps your private key protected at all times in a certified secure chip. Nobody can access it except you. 

Your wallet also gives you the freedom to manage your crypto on your own. With Ledger Live, you can buy, exchange and grow your crypto securely – in one app.

The brilliant association of those two elements brings you the satisfaction of real ownership – in simple words, the Ledger ecosystem enables you to be the only one in charge of your money.

Access the Infinite Options of DeFi

Decentralized finance is the new generation of banking that removes the greedy middleman – and barriers to entry – for people like you and I. These financial applications are built using blockchain technology and require you to trade in crypto to get involved. By storing your crypto on our hardware wallets

A one-stop-shop for crypto

Ledger hardware wallets come with the Ledger Live app. You can manage 1,800+ coins and tokens with the app, directly from your smartphone or desktop. Giving you access to multiple different crypto services.

Buy and sell crypto

You can buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, USDT and Stellar directly through Ledger Live from our partners. Ledger Live also lets you sell bitcoin for fiat currencies when you need it.

Exchange one crypto for another

Exchange one crypto for another to potentially gain value or try out a new crypto asset. Exchanging crypto is a fast, easy way to diversify your assets, directly through Ledger Live with our partners. 

Grow your assets

Grow your assets the easy way by securely staking crypto like Algorand, Cosmos, Tezos, Tron or Polkadot and more. You can also lend digital assets to generate interest. 

Stay in control

With a simple, clear interface, Ledger Live lets you check your current balance and manage all your transactions. So you’re in total control at all times.

Get total control with your Ledger hardware wallet

Manage all your actions

You can see everything you do on Ledger Live on your Ledger wallet’s screen. Control what’s happening at any moment and securely verify all transactions with 2 buttons – giving you total security and peace of mind. 

Manage 1800+ coins and tokens

With Ledger Live, you can securely manage over 1,500 coins and tokens. Including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and more.

You can find all our supported crypto assets on this page.

Supported Assets

Use 50+ compatible wallets

For assets not supported on Ledger Live, you can simply use a compatible external wallet to manage your crypto. Find the list here.

Industry-Leading Security

The only certified hardware wallet on the market

Ledger wallets are the first and only hardware wallet on the market certified for their security by ANSSI, the French cyber security agency.

Contains a Secure Element (SE) – the most secure chip

Ledger hardware wallets integrate a certified chip, designed to withstand sophisticated attacks. They can securely host cryptographic data like private keys.

Custom Operating System for more protection

Ledger wallets are the only hardware wallet to have their own custom OS (BOLOS) to protect against malicious attacks and isolate apps from each other.

Genuine check to assure device integrity at all time

We designed a genuine check authentication process to ensure that your Ledger device hasn’t been tampered with or compromised by a third party.

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Trusted by 2 million+ users

Millions of people around the world trust Ledger with their crypto, both beginners and experts.


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Knowledge is power.

Just getting into crypto? Congratulations! You made a great choice. To get a handle on the basics, check out our School of Block episode on in the ins and outs of blockchain.

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