Bitcoin wallet

The best wallet for your Bitcoin coins

Secure your Bitcoin coins with the most trusted hardware wallet. Cold storage wallets are encrypted devices that store your Bitcoin tokens offline, providing a layer of security against the evolving threats emerging from being connected to the internet.
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How to use Bitcoin with Ledger

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first successful form of digital money based on peer-to-peer technology that facilitates decentralized transactions whereby. No central bank or centralized authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. The Bitcoin network records transactions on a distributed ledger (blockchain) comprising multiple nodes (computers) globally.
Bitcoin was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous cypherpunk, published the Bitcoin white paper on October 31, 2008. The source code is available publicly as an open-source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process.

Following are some of Bitcoin’s important characteristics:
- Scarce: Bitcoin is designed to have a finite supply of 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it an anti-inflationary financial asset.
- Fungible: Bitcoin is a fungible asset such that every coin is identical and equivalent to another.
- Divisible: Bitcoin’s divisibility follows from its fungibility. 1 BTC is thus divisible into satoshis (sats), up to eight decimal places (1 BTC = 100 million sats).

Regarding Bitcoin mining, miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chips dedicated to mining Bitcoin. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes.

Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on.

What is a Bitcoin wallet?

To store and manage Bitcoin, you need a compatible cryptocurrency wallet. Whether you’re looking to keep your assets safe and HODL or manage them on a daily basis, Ledger has the right product for you.

Ledger hardware wallet

Ledger hardware wallet stores your private keys and signs transactions offline, making them resistant to malicious attacks and threats.

Ledger Live App

Ledger Live App is a gateway to managing your assets, staking and earning passive income, checking your real-time balance, tracking transaction histories, and more.

How to get a Bitcoin wallet?

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Get Ledger Nano

Select and purchase a Ledger cryptocurrency wallet of your choice. Beginner in the crypto world? Get started with Nano S Plus. Prefer a Bluetooth connection? Try with Nano X.

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Download and install what could be the best apps to buy crypto: Ledger Live

Download and install Ledger Live in a couple of clicks. Ledger Live is a crypto wallet app for desktop & mobile that enables you to set up a Ledger device and manage your tokens.

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Add Bitcoin to your portfolio

Install Bitcoin on your Ledger Nano:

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to Manager.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. Search for Bitcoin in the app catalog and click Install.

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Create a Bitcoin account in Ledger Live:

  1. Open Ledger Live and head to Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. From the drop-down menu select Bitcoin.

You’re all set!

Buy, manage, and stake Bitcoin at your fingertips

Ledger Live is your one-stop platform for smooth and complete asset management. With just a few clicks, you can buy, send/receive, (swap), and stake Bitcoin to generate passive income. Buy, send/receive, swap, stake, and other crypto transaction services are provided by third-parties partners.

Buy Bitcoin

You can purchase Bitcoin through our partners with a credit card or bank transfer. Bitcoin will be automatically sent to your Ledger device.

  • Head over to Buy/Sell. – In the dropdown menu, select Bitcoin and click Continue. – Choose one of the three payment providers—Coinify, MoonPay or Wyre—and follow the instructions.

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Swap Bitcoin

Swapping allows you to test out different cryptocurrencies, protect assets from volatility, and diversify your portfolio. Through Ledger Live, you can swap one token for another without using fiat currencies.

  • Head over to Swap.
  • On the Exchange page, select the accounts that you want to swap.
  • Enter the desired amount and click Exchange.
  • Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  • Follow the instructions to confirm the swap.

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The best way to keep your Bitcoin coins secure

Secure multiple assets, including Bitcoin using a Ledger hardware wallet. Your private keys, giving access to your assets, remain safe in a certified secure chip.

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Ledger Nano X

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LEDGER NANO X

The Ledger Nano X is a Bluetooth enabled secure and CES award winning device that protect your Bitcoin assets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you first buy coin, you’re issued with two keys: public and private.

  • A public key serves as an address that can be shared with other parties to perform transactions.
  • A private key represents a randomly generated number that signs transactions and protects your assets from malicious attacks. If it gets compromised or lost, you won’t be able to access your cold wallet to spend, withdraw, or transfer your coins.

To safeguard and keep track of your keys, you can use online or offline wallets. Online wallets, also known as hot wallets, store private keys on systems or devices that are connected to the internet. Hot wallets are easy and convenient to use, however, they come with several drawbacks. Besides being susceptible to attacks and a honeypot for hackers, with hot wallets, the custody of private keys is often entrusted to a third party such as a crypto exchange, which means you never have full control over your funds. The safer choice are specialized hardware wallets that store private keys offline. Stealing private keys from a hardware wallet would require physical access to the wallet and corresponding PIN or the recovery phrase. What’s more, with hardware wallet, you don’t need to rely on third party custodians.

Ledger Nano is the industry-leading hardware wallet. With more than five million customers, Ledger Nano wallets have several layers of security that protect private keys, and hence your assets:

  • Your private keys are stored on secure element chips.
  • A PIN code and a 24-word recovery phrase are required to access the wallet.
  • Ledger Nano cryptocurrency wallets have been built using highly durable materials for protection against physical damage.

With full isolation between private keys and your computer/mobile, Ledger Nano cold wallets keep your keys secure and give you complete control over your cryptos.

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