Solana cold wallet

The best cold wallet for your Solana coins

Secure your Solana coins with the most trusted hardware wallet. Cold storage wallets are encrypted devices that store your Solana 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 Solana with Ledger

What is Solana?

Solana (SOL) is a high throughput cryptocurrency based on the Proof of History (PoH) and Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus. Built by a team of networking engineers, Solana aims to become the blockchain infrastucture for modern internet applications. Solana is a general purpose blockchain similar to Ethereum. It has a different technical underlying such that developers write applications using Rust instead of Solidity or Vyper. End user applications in the Solana ecosystem includes decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFT), marketplaces, games, e-commerce and more.

Solana's native currency is SOL. Solana (SOL) is used to pay for transaction fees and staking in order to support the network.

Solana was founded by 4 co-founders. Anatoly Yakovenko wrote and published a whitepaper on the concept of Proof of History in November 2017. Proof of History is a concept introduced to keep time between computers in a network in sync which forms the basis of scaling the number of transactions. Solana is able to process over 700,000 transactions per second.
Greg Fitzgerald, whom used to be Anatoly's colleague at Qualcomm participated in the project by suggesting and writing the Proof of History codebase in the Rust programming language.
Stephen Akridge and Raj Gokal joined the project shortly later.

What is a Solana wallet?

To store and manage Solana, you need a compatible 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 Solana 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 apps to buy crypto: Ledger Live

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

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Add Solana to your portfolio

Install Solana on your Ledger Nano:

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

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Create a Solana account in Ledger Live:

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

You’re all set!

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

Buy Solana

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

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

Stake Solana

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

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The best way to keep your Solana coins secure

Secure multiple assets, including Solana 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 cryptocurrency, 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 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 crypto 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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