How to buy Ethereum?

Buy Ethereum

How to buy Ethereum easily and safely in 2 simple steps?
Step 1: Select the Ethereum compatible hardware wallet of your choice.
Step 2: Buy Ethereum directly on Ledger Live with our partner.

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Buy a Ethereum hardware wallet to securely store your Ethereum

When you want to invest your hard earned money in cryptocurrencies, 2 things really matter: security and ownership of your crypto.
A hardware wallet is the best way to secure your funds while giving you the freedom to manage everything on your own. You are the only one in charge.


Ledger Nano X Protect your Ethereum with the first and only independently-certified hardware wallet on the market.
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Ledger Nano S The Ledger Nano X is a Bluetooth® enabled secure and CES award winning device that protects your Ethereum.
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Buy Ethereum directly on Ledger Live

You can directly buy Ethereum in Ledger Live, with our partner Coinify. The application provides you with Ethereum price information. You can buy your Ethereum by Credit Card or Bank Transfer and it will be automatically send by Coinify to your hardware wallet and secured.

You can also buy Ethereum on other plateforms and then secure it with your hardware wallet.


Transfer Ethereum to your hardware wallet

Simply send your funds from the exchange to your Ethereum address by using the compatible third party wallet. You can then manage your Ethereum from one single app. Securely.


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Ledger offers the best security for your crypto. Your hardware wallet always keeps your keys to your coins offline and secured.


One place for all your crypto.
Our hardware wallets are compatible with more than 1500 different assets, including Ethereum.


Ledger gives you full control over your crypto: manage and buy your crypto, anytime, anywhere with the Ledger Live app. You are in charge.

Why consider a hardware wallet when buying crypto

A Ethereum wallet helps you protect your private key, not storing your Ethereum. If you are fairly new to cryptocurrencies you might still be struggling with the concept of private key and why it’s so important. Perhaps you just get into cryptocurrency by purchasing coins on an exchange platform but didn’t even realize that they hold the private keys to your cryptocurrency.

When you own cryptocurrencies, what you really own is a « private key », a critical piece of information used to authorize outgoing transactions on the blockchain network. Holding the private keys gives you access to your crypto, like holding a pin code to your debit card; in short it gives you access to your funds.

« If you are keeping your crypto assets on an exchange, you are entrusting a third party with these private keys and mandating them to serve as a safeguard. »

Being a crypto investor requires taking security seriously and owning your private keys gives you much more power and control. The main principle behind hardware wallets is to provide full isolation between the private keys and your easy-to-hack computer or smartphone. The only people you can trust for storing your crypto assets is yourself.

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How to manage your Ethereum (ETH)

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Buy and securely manage Ethereum (ETH) and more cryptocurrencies with Ledger Live

What is Ethereum (ETH)?

The concept for Ethereum was proposed by a 19-year old named Vitalik Buterin in 2013 as a platform that took the idea of Bitcoin’s blockchain and extended it to encompass the storage and execution of Turing-complete computer programs. Ethereum has since become the fifth fastest growing open-source project on Github with an unusual history and compelling potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Buying Ethereum (ETH) with a credit or debit card is possible in Ledger Live through our partner Coinify. Your newly brought crypto are immediately sent to the safety of your hardware wallet. Exchanges like Coinbase and Coinmama have also made the process smooth and fast but you’ll need a Ethereum wallet before you buy since some exchanges require one.
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PayPal is a popular method for buying Ethereum. While you can not purchase Ethereum directly from PayPal, you can use PayPal in conjunction with a trading platform such as Ledger Live or a peer-to-peer marketplace such as Kraken to buy Ethereum outright.
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Because Ethereum is on the internet, they are even easier to steal and much harder to return and trace. Ethereum itself is secure, but bitcoin are only as secure as the wallet storing them.
Like in any other investment, securing your Ethereum must be a priority. Your Ethereum are as secure as the wallet storing them. Ledger hardware wallets combined with Ledger live have been designed to help you buy and secure your Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.
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Ethereum’s unique combination of many factors makes it stand out against traditional money or other assets. Ethereum rely on a decentralized network which means there is no central authority that could tell you what you can and cannot do with your own money. Buying Ethereum offers you the means to send money from anywhere, anytime, without any extra time or fees.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your Ethereum are safe

Ryan J.

I got my ledger after a lot of people advised I should keep my bitcoin safe with a hardware wallet. It was really easy to set up and i'm really happy with it

Marc O.

Really nice. Fast delivery, good online tutorials, the cold wallet has support for multiple apps and also supports 'staking' using Ledger Live.

Reginald D.

recently purchased the Nano Ledger X, and the simple, easy-to-use interface helped me to easily transfer my Bitcoins from Coinbase. Products like the Nano Ledger X will help cryptos such as Bitcoin become adopted the broader society.

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