US investors can now exchange their digital assets on Ledger with Wyre!

08/12/2021 | Blog posts

US investors can now exchange their digital assets on Ledger with Wyre

Disclaimer: The exchange service is operated by our partner Wyre. If you encounter any transaction related issues, please reach out to Wyre.

At Ledger, our goal is to become your secure gateway to the Web3 galaxy. We aim to unlock the crypto world with more and more transactions, coins, NFTs and DApps into Ledger Live.

As part of this goal, we are proud to announce that US investors ​​​​can now exchange their digital assets thanks to our new partner: Wyre.

Unlocking the Web3 galaxy for US investors.

Our US users ​​​​can now easily set up their “exchange” operations on the Ledger Live app. To put it simply, exchanging crypto means to trade one crypto for another. It’s similar to doing a currency conversion, except that it is between crypto with no fiat currencies involved. 

For US users, the exchange process is simple: select two coins, decide the amount you want to trade, choose a partner service and select your adapted exchange rate. 

Our previous partnership with the DeFi app ParaSwap made it possible to safely exchange Ethereum tokens directly within Ledger Live. Now, thanks to our new partner Wyre, all US states (except New York for regulatory purposes) support the exchange feature for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Chainlink (LINK), USD Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC)

The US joins our continuously growing list of countries having access to the “exchange” feature in the Ledger Live app. For Ledger, adding this new functionality is a key milestone. 

Why exchange your digital assets through Ledger?

Exchanging crypto for another is a popular feature. It’s an efficient way to test new coins or tokens without fiat currencies. It also enables you to diversify your portfolio, protect your funds from volatility (by switching from a volatile asset to a stablecoin) and to make a profit by adopting the right trading strategy. 

Powered by our partners Changelly and now Wyre, the exchange feature is one of our most popular operation.

Why should you use the Ledger Live platform to exchange your crypto?

Conclusion:

At Ledger, our objective is to become your secure gateway to all your crypto needs. With this in mind, our new exchange functionality is another step towards your financial freedom under the safest umbrella there is: your Ledger hardware wallet. 

Yet, the adventure does not stop here. Beyond exchanging crypto, Ledger is a gateway to buy, sell and grow your digital assets. We are a secure and complete path to the exciting world of Web3. 

More about Wyre: 

Wyre is a developer of a blockchain-based payment platform. They provide diverse solutions enabling businesses to move money across borders from country-to-country. Wyre is a licensed and regulated MSB, whose security and transparency makes them a trusted partner to many companies. Wyre was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.