Ethereum wallet

The best wallet for your Ethereum coins

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

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a decentralized and open-source blockchain network created by Vitalik Buterin. The network officially went live on 30th July 2015 after first described in a whitepaper in 2013. The vision of Ethereum is to build a world computer on which anyone can build decentralized applications, while all states and data distributed and publicly accessible.

The blockchain hosts specialized programs called smart contracts, which can be coded to perform specific computational functions. The Ethereum network was the first of a new generation of programmable blockchains that gave birth to Decentralized Finance called DeFi. Indeed, Ethereum hosts decentralized apps (dapps) that include tokens, NFTs, lending protocols, decentralized exchanges, and much more.

On Ethereum, all transactions and smart contract executions are subject to a small fee. This fee is known as Gas and it is the technical term for the amount of computational effort required to execute an operation or a smart contract. Gas fees are entirely paid by its native cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Gas fees depend on the complexity of the operation execution, but also depending on network demand.

Following are some of the characteristics that make Ethereum unique:
- Indefinite supply: The supply of Ether (ETH) is indefinite, which means new tokens are minted as demand for Ethereum grows.
- Smart contracts: The transactions on the network can be automated with code, enabling use cases beyond a simple medium of exchange.
- Token standards: The network introduced ERC-20 token standards that laid the framework for creating new tokens on the Ethereum network.

What is a Ethereum wallet?

To store and manage Ethereum, you need a compatible cryptocurrency wallet. Whether you’re looking to keep your tokens 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 Ethereum crypto wallet?

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Get Ledger Nano

Select and purchase a Ledger crypto 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 app for crypto: Ledger Live

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

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Add Ethereum to your portfolio

Install Ethereum on your Ledger Nano:

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

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Create a Ethereum account in Ledger Live:

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

You’re all set!

Buy, manage, and stake Ethereum 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 Ethereum to generate passive income. Buy, send/receive, swap, stake, and other crypto transaction services are provided by third-parties partners.

Buy Ethereum

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

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

Buy Ethereum

Stake Ethereum

Stake Ethereum directly through Ledger Live while keeping the tokens safe in your Ledger Nano.

Stake Ethereum

Swap Ethereum

Swapping allows you to test out different cryptocurrencies, protect assets from volatility, and diversify your portfolio. Through Ledger Live, you can swap one crypto asset 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.

Swap Ethereum

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The best way to keep your Ethereum coins secure

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

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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 hardware wallet to spend, withdraw, or transfer your cryptos.

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 cold 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 cryptocurrency wallets keep your keys secure and give you complete control over your tokens.

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