NEAR crypto wallet

The best hardware wallet for your NEAR Protocol coins

Secure your NEAR Protocol tokens with the most trusted crypto wallet. Cold storage wallets are encrypted devices that store your NEAR Protocol 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 NEAR Protocol with Ledger

What is NEAR Protocol?

Near Protocol is a Layer-1 blockchain network built with a primary focus on usability for developers and users. It is a smart-contract platform that has adopted the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. Near Protocol was built as an alternative blockchain to Ethereum that could offer higher scalability through the use of sharding technology. The network’s native token is dubbed. NEAR, and its primary use cases include transaction fees, governance, and offering rewards to NEAR token holders who act as validators on the network and help it achieve consensus.

Some of the unique features of Near Protocol include:
- Sharding – As blockchain networks grow, it becomes difficult for nodes to manage their functions. Using the sharding approach, Near Protocol can accommodate more nodes in its network as sharding enables it to grow its capacity.
- Decentralization – Near Protocol is permissionless, and anyone can set up a node to join the network. Moreover, it uses a PoS technique which ensures that the consensus process is fair.
- User-friendliness – Near Protocol’s primary focus is on usability. It enables developers to build decentralized applications that offer UX similar to web experiences users have already used. Moreover, Near has a unique onboarding process as it provides human-readable addresses for users.
- Governance – Near Protocol has taken measures to allow all NEAR token holders to participate in the governance of the Protocol. This enables it to promote community-driven initiatives for the Protocol.

What is a NEAR Protocol wallet?

To store and manage NEAR Protocol, you need a compatible cold wallet.Manage your assets with a compatible third-party wallet while keeping them safe with a Ledger device:

Ledger hardware wallet

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

Third-Party Wallet

Third-party wallet allows you to buy, send/receive, and swap NEAR Protocol, view transaction history, and more, depending on its capabilities.

How to get a NEAR Protocol cryptocurrency 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 NEAR wallet extension

Download and install a compatible third-party wallet that lets you manage your NEAR Protocol.

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Connect your Ledger Nano to NEAR wallet

  1. Connect your Ledger Nano to a computer/smartphone and unlock it.
  2. Open your wallet extension.
  3. Connect your NEAR wallet to Ledger Nano.

You’re all set, you can now use NEAR wallet!

Buy, manage, and stake NEAR Protocol at your fingertips

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The best way to keep your NEAR Protocol coins secure

Secure multiple assets, including NEAR Protocol 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 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 hardware wallets keep your keys secure and give you complete control over your assets.

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