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The best cryptocurrency wallet for your Tether (USDT)

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

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What is a USDT wallet?

A USDT wallet refers to a digital wallet that is specifically used to store, send, and receive USDT tokens known as a stablecoin. Tether (USDT) wallet can be either a software wallet or a hardware wallet. USDT wallets typically provide users with a unique wallet address, which can be used to receive USDT stablecoin from other individuals or platforms.

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

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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 create Tether (USDT) wallet?

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Download and install the best USDT wallet app

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

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Add Tether to your portfolio

Install Tether 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.
  4. Head to Accounts
  5. Add ETH Account to deposit your USDT.

Add Tether to your portfolio

Buy, Manage, and Swap Tether (USDT) 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 and swap USDT.

*Buy, send/receive, swap, stake, and other crypto transaction services are provided by third-parties partners.



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

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




Swapping allows you to test out different cryptocurrencies, protect assets from volatility, and diversify your portfolio. Through Ledger Live, you can swap one coin 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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Secure multiple assets, including USDT using a Ledger hardware wallet. Your private keys, giving access to your assets, remain safe in a certified secure chip.

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What is Tether (USDT)?

USD Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency that maintains a 1:1 price ratio with the US dollar. Tether (USDT) is a also named as a stablecoin because his value meant to mirror the value of the U.S. dollar.

The USD Tether is a custodial stablecoin developed by a Hong-Kong based entity named Tether which maintains reserves of the US Dollar and and other equivalent liquid assets like commercial papers and treasury bills sitting in bank accounts. Those cumulative value is equal to the total value of the circulating supply of USDT tokens in the market.

The primary use of a stable cryptocurrency is that can offers a alternative to holding fiat currency reserves so that the stability of excess/unused funds can be assured without migrating them out of the crypto system. Plus, it can be used like digital dollars and it offers some stability to the otherwise volatile crypto space and offers liquidity. Tether is the most popular stable coin and even acts as a dollar replacement on many popular exchanges.

USDT is fairly simple to use. Once on exchanges, it can be used to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Tether has no transaction fees, although external wallets and exchanges may charge one. In order to convert USDT to USD and vise versa through the Platform, users must pay a small fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tether has historically, and continues, to dominate the broader cryptocurrency stablecoin market concerning overall market cap and general usage. Tether Limited issues Tethers (USDTs) and Tether was officially renamed ‘Tether’ from ‘Realcoin’ in November 2014 — with Realcoin initially distributing the tokens on the Bitcoin blockchain using the Omni Layer Protocol.

Despite numerous criticisms over the years, Tether has remained a pivotal source of market liquidity for cryptocurrencies as a stable price peg in a market rife with volatility.

The primary goal of Tether is to serve as a fiat alternative in the cryptocurrency markets, particularly exchanges, where skepticism by banks has led to endemic issues in many exchanges maintaining stable banking relationships to access fiat liquidity.

Fiat-collateralized stablecoins like Tether have surged in popularity, with a flood of new stablecoins entering the market. The centralized design of Tether is seen as an important hedge against the volatility of crypto assets since the fiat collateral held in reserve will continue to retain its value should the crypto markets collapse.

There is a growing trend towards transparency in the stablecoin market, and Tether’s reserves are published daily to assure investors that the backing of Tethers is at least equivalent to or more than the circulating supply.

KYC process approval is also required to issue and redeem Tethers in USD or EUR.

Up until March 2019, Tether was backed by 100 percent reserves of the equivalent fiat peg — USD or EUR. However, Tether Limited’s lawyer recently claimed that Tethers are backed by 74 percent cash and cash equivalents while the remaining 26 percent is upheld by short-term securities.

Despite the revelations and several instances of speculation on Tether’s full reserves, Tether has maintained parity with its 1 USD price peg for the vast majority of its existence, even during times of turmoil.

At a high level, Tether is what is known as a ‘fiat-collateralized’ stablecoin where a central institution (i.e., Tether Limited) issues and burns the supply based on demand. For example, if Alice holds 100 USDT and wants to redeem them for 100 USD, Tether destroys the corresponding USDT stablecoins and issues 100 USD to Alice.

The model is very straightforward, and firms behind stablecoins generate revenue via the interest accrued from user deposits in their bank reserves that back the supply.

Tether provides a market anchor to fiat currencies, particularly the USD but also others such as the Euro. Because its holders can convert their USDTs for USD at a 1:1 ratio, Tether essentially functions as a much-needed substitute for the often missing fiat liquidity in the crypto markets.

Tether is widely available on almost all of the most popular — and most liquid — cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Interestingly, professional arbitrage plays a critical role in Tether’s ability to scale while remaining stable — a problem for other forms of stablecoins.

When choosing between a TRC20 USDT wallet and an ERC20 USDT wallet, there are a few factors to consider. TRC20 and ERC20 are two different technical standards for tokens on different blockchain networks. Here are some factors to help you make a decision:

  1. Blockchain Network: TRC20 USDT is based on the TRON blockchain network, while ERC20 USDT is based on the Ethereum network. Consider which blockchain network you prefer or are more familiar with. Each network has its own features, transaction fees, and ecosystem.
  2. Compatibility: If you plan to interact with decentralized applications (DApps) or decentralized exchanges (DEXs), you need to ensure that the wallet you choose is compatible with the network they operate on. For example, if you want to use DApps or DEXs built on Ethereum, an ERC20 USDT wallet would be necessary.
  3. Availability: Check if the wallet you want to use supports both TRC20 and ERC20 tokens or only one of them. Ledger crypto wallet supports both TRC20 and ERC2O tokens.

Ultimately, the choice between a TRC20 USDT wallet and an ERC20 USDT wallet depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the blockchain ecosystem you want to engage with.

The USDT (Tether) wallet address format depends on the blockchain network it is based on. Tether is available on multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Tron, and others. Each blockchain has its own address format.

Here are the address formats for some commonly used blockchains for USDT:

  1. Ethereum (ERC-20): USDT on Ethereum follows the standard Ethereum address format, which is a 40-character hexadecimal string starting with “0x”.
  2. Tron (TRC-20): USDT on the Tron network uses the Tron address format, which begins with the letter “T”, followed by a series of alphanumeric characters.

Note that these are just a few examples, and there may be additional blockchain networks where USDT is available, each with its own address format.

A USDT wallet mobile and desktop app is a software application or hardware product that allows users to store, send, receive, and manage USDT (Tether) cryptocurrency. It typically generates a unique address for each user, which can be used to receive USDT from other users or cryptocurrency exchanges. The app also enables users to send USDT to other addresses by entering the recipient’s wallet address.

Ledger Live app is an a user-friendly USDT wallet available for various platforms, including desktop (Windows, macOS, Linux), and mobile (iOS, Android).

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 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 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 coins.

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