The Power of Ledger Live

Beginner Apr 24, 2020 · 3 min read

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Key Takeaways:
— Ledger Live, combined with a Ledger hardware wallet, means you’re the only one in control of your crypto assets – with total security.
— You can manage overs 1,800+ coins and tokens in one app, wherever you go.
— Manage your dApps easily and securely through our App Catalogue, a central gateway for all of your supported apps
— Buy and sell crypto through Ledger Live with our partners. We send your assets directly and safely to your hardware wallet.
— Passively grow your crypto in Ledger Live by staking or lending crypto assets.

Ledger Live is the one-stop-shop for all your crypto needs. You can access a range of crypto services in one app, while keeping your crypto totally secure. Like buying, selling, exchanging, staking and lending your crypto on Ledger Live and with our partners – from the safety of your hardware wallet.

Ledger’s ecosystem enables you to enjoy security, ownership and ease of use for your crypto. As part of this ecosystem, Ledger Live’s the all-in-one app that, combined with your Ledger hardware wallet, allows you to do everything you want with your digital assets. 

As well as letting you set up your hardware wallet, and create and manage accounts, Ledger Live’s also the easiest way to start your crypto journey. All using the most secure hardware wallet available. 

With a one-stop-shop for your crypto, dealing with your assets has never been easier.

Buy Crypto

Start your crypto journey with Ledger and buy crypto directly on Ledger Live through our partners Coinify and Wyre. We support Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Polkadot, Stellar, USDT and Dash, and many more. Find out more here.

All the crypto that you buy is automatically sent to your Ledger hardware wallet. So you don’t need to set up a transaction from your exchange to the address managed by your Ledger hardware wallet.

The private keys that give access to your crypto are immediately held offline after the purchase is finalized. Once received, your crypto’s held securely in your hardware wallet. You’ll immediately have full ownership of your own crypto assets, without ever needing to leave them in an exchange – even briefly.

Exchange crypto

You can also exchange one crypto for another directly through Ledger Live with our partners. This can have many benefits, like making a profit or diversifying your portfolio. Today, the most common way to swap crypto is through exchanges – but you’re not in control of your assets when doing it.

With Ledger, you can securely swap 50+ assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin – all in one app. Swapping with Ledger allows you to exchange crypto while keeping total ownership of your assets.

Access and interact with dApps

It just got easier – and safer – to manage your dApps with Ledger Live, with the addition of the App Catalogue. Accessible via the Discovery tab, the App Catalogue gathers all currently and soon to be supported dApps in one place, so you can find and access them with ease. Clicking on an app in this section will open a window that will open the app’s interface, allowing Ledger Live to act as secure gateway to those different services.

No more blind signing! Accessing your dApps through Ledger Live means all transactions (borrowing, lending, swapping) need to be confirmed via your hardware wallet, and funds can be sent and received directly through your existing crypto accounts within Ledger Live. The App Catalogue is a one-stop-shop for all your dApp transactions.

Grow your crypto assets

Stake crypto

You can grow your assets in the Ledger Live app, earning money while keeping your crypto secured in your hardware wallet. It’s called staking, and it’s only available on specific blockchains that use a Proof-of-Stake protocol

In 3 taps, you can earn crypto rewards by safely staking Tezos (XTZ), Tron (TRX), Cosmos (ATOM), Algorand (ALGO) and Polkadot (DOT) directly through Ledger Live. We’re aiming to add more PoS crypto to give you even more ways to grow your assets.

Lend crypto

You can also grow your assets in the Ledger Live app by lending crypto through our partner, Compound. This lets you lend assets to other borrowers in exchange for interest payments – like a bank loan, but you’re the bank.

Ledger Live gives you access to Compound’s lending services right in the app, so you can lend your USDT, USDC or DAI and earn interest on it. Which means your crypto’s working for you, and you can simply relax.

Limitless possibilities

The Ledger Live app supports 28 coins, including Bitcoin. You can also safely store and manage over 1,800 different types of tokens, thanks to our integration with ERC-20 and TRC tokens – all in one app. And we’re still adding more.

Industry-leading security

It’s crucial to keep your crypto secure. Our extremely high security standards are made possible thanks to our hardware wallets – the Ledger Nano X and Ledger Nano S. Both devices use a Secure Element (SE) – the most secure chip, designed to withstand attacks. With Ledger devices, your private keys never leave the SE and are safe from online hacks.

Every action you take on Ledger Live is secured by your Ledger hardware wallet. From transaction to delegation, everything is verified and validated. By verifying all actions on your wallet, you confirm that what’s shown on your computer is what your Ledger device is trying to process.

But Ledger Live is much more than a partner to your Ledger device.

Your crypto companion

You can download and install the Ledger Live app on your computer and smartphone, so you can manage your crypto at home and on the go.

The Ledger Nano S connects to your laptop or Android smartphone via USB. And with the Ledger Nano X, you can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Use Ledger Live to securely manage your crypto assets in one place, whenever you want.

Your way to financial freedom

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