Ethereum Classic wallet

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Secure your Ethereum Classic tokens with the most trusted cold wallet. Cold storage wallets are encrypted devices that store your Ethereum Classic coins 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 Classic with Ledger

What is Ethereum Classic?

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a hard fork of Ethereum (ETH) that launched in July 2016. Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain. But after a major hacking of DAO that led to the theft of 3.6 million ETH, the Ethereum blockchain has been split in two. Post the split, we got two separate blockchains, one being Ethereum Classic, which follows the same roadmap initially set for Ethereum, and the other being Ethereum, which continues to be developed by the Ethereum Foundation under an updated roadmap.

The main function of Ethereum Classic is to be a decentralized computing platform on top of which smart contracts can be executed, enabling the development of decentralized applications (DApps). Since its launch, Ethereum Classic, the team has sought to differentiate itself from Ethereum, with the two networks’ technical roadmaps diverging further and further from each other with time. They believe that ETC is uniquely positioned as the smart contract platform of the future since it combines the technology of ETH with the philosophy of BTC.

The native token of the Ethereum Classic blockchain is ETC. Similar to Ethereum and its native unit ETH, Ethereum Classic has a maximum supply of 210,700,000 coins. Ethereum Classic users pay fees in ETC to execute smart contracts. These costs are commonly referred to as gas fees, and they are paid to miners who use advanced computers to solve "proof-of-work" problems to help validate the network. The Ethereum Classic blockchain issues new ETC to the circulating supply to reward miners for adding new transactions to the blockchain.

What is a Ethereum Classic wallet?

To store and manage Ethereum Classic, you need a compatible crypto 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 Ethereum Classic hardware 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 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 tokens.

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Add Ethereum Classic to your portfolio

Install Ethereum Classic on your Ledger Nano:

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

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Create a Ethereum Classic account in Ledger Live:

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

You’re all set!

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

Buy Ethereum Classic

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

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

Buy Ethereum Classic

Swap Ethereum Classic

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 Ethereum Classic coins secure

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you first buy token, 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 wallet to spend, withdraw, or transfer your assets.

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 assets.

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