Blog posts, Product | 06/15/2021

Ledger Integrates Wyre: More buying freedom for US customers


Disclaimer: this service is operated by our partner Wyre. Availability is subject to licensing applicable to our partner in each jurisdiction. If you encounter any transaction related issues, please reach out to Wyre. 

Ledger hardware wallets are resilient by design, combined with the Ledger Live App, they’re the safest gateway to all your crypto services. You can buy, swap, sell, stake and lend crypto – full freedom, under the safest umbrella there is. Yet, we know that all services are not readily available to everyone on the globe. Therefore, we’re always striving to serve those who want to join us.

We’re happy to introduce our new partner, Wyre, that will provide safe crypto access to our U.S. users by opening up more states, more coins, ACH bank transfers, giving them the freedom of choice and a greater ease of use.

More U.S. States Supported

As of the end of 2020, Ledger’s partnership with Coinify opened a direct-purchase avenue from the Ledger Live App, allowing users to buy their favourite coins. But we did not stop there.

Our mission is to provide everyone with access to the safest crypto-ecosystem on the planet. As such, our new partnership with Wyre takes the Ledger ecosystem one step forward. Allowing our friends in the United States to seamlessly & safely purchase crypto via the Ledger Live App.

The Wyre service-feature will be available exclusively in the U.S., covering 40 states and giving access to 11 new States who will be able to buy crypto directly through Ledger: Florida, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington, Alabama, Alaska.

You can see the full list of US States supported by Wyre here.

More Coins To Buy

It’s not only a matter of accessibility, it’s also a matter of choice. By enabling direct purchases with Wyre through Ledger Live, we’re also opening up a whole new world for you. 

Here are the new coins on the block: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USD Tether (USDT), Chainlink (LINK), Compound (COMP), MakerDao (MKR), Uniswap (UNI), Aave (AAVE), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Curve Dao Token (CRV), Dai (DAI), Paxos Standard (PAX), Synthetix (SNX), UMA, USDC, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) and Yearn Finance (YFI) – all available for the taking!

A New Payment Method: ACH

When it comes down to crypto transfers, there’s one thing that lurks in the mind of any buyer – the fees! No worries, we’ve also taken care of that.

You will have the ability to top-up your account via wire transfer, using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment method. This will enable you to make faster transfers, at a much lower fee.

What’s even more interesting is that if your state supports both Coinify and Wyre you will be able to choose whichever suits you best.

Why Buy Crypto Through Ledger With Wyre?

Wyre is one of the top providers in the game. By using their API, a lot of customers are able to instantly purchase crypto across the globe. Wyre’s network of partnerships has a wide reach, working with many established players.

  • Security – since you’re buying from within the Ledger ecosystem through Wyre, you’re safeguarded by the prowess of the Ledger hardware wallet.
  • Control & Ownership – Your keys, your CRYPTO! You’re the only one in charge of buying, securing and managing your crypto. You’ll instantly have full ownership of your crypto assets, rather than having the exchange taking custody of them.
  • Convenience – There’s no need to worry about setting up a transaction with the exchange – everything’s automatic and will immediately be sent to the safety of your hardware wallet!
  • All in one place – Naturally, you’ll want to swap your coins for other cryptos, stake them, lend or sell them for FIAT. There’s no need to leave the safety of the Ledger ecosystem! Everything’s there, you can buy, store, swap, sell, stake and lend your assets, all from within the security of your hardware wallet.

At Ledger we firmly believe that having a fair and unrestricted access to the safest crypto ecosystem, brings people a step closer to achieving digital and financial freedom. We’re just getting started! Stay tuned for more. 

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