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Ledger Nano S wallet – October 2021 review

Keep your cryptocurrency safe with one of the world's most popular hardware wallets.

  • Great for its security
  • Not so great for mobile transactions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

Supported cryptocurrencies

Wallets supported cryptocurrencies include:
  • BTC
  • XRP
  • ETH
  • BCH
  • EOS
  • XLM
  • LTC
  • TRX
  • ADA
  • MIOTA & 1,330+ more

      How to set up the Ledger Nano S

      Your Ledger Nano will come with the following:
      • The Ledger Nano S device itself
      • A USB cable
      • A lanyard, key ring and key chain
      • A recovery sheet for writing down your seed phrase

      Steps to set up your Ledger Nano S

      1. Download the Ledger Live program.
      2. Plug your Ledger Nano S into your computer with the provided USB cable.
      3. Follow the prompts provided to configure your device.
      4. Download the relevant apps through Ledger Live to match the cryptocurrencies you will hold (e.g. the Bitcoin app if you want to use Bitcoin).

      Compatibility

      • Windows (7+)
      • Mac (10.8+)
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS (requires Google Chrome or Chromium)

      How to use the Ledger Nano S

      You can send and receive funds with your Ledger Nano S and get the additional security offered by a hardware wallet.

      How to receive funds on the Ledger Nano S

      To load your wallet:

      1. Open Ledger Live and make sure you have the correct app installed.
      2. In Ledger Live, click “receive” on the left panel or from the top of the account detail page.
      3. Use the drop-down menu to choose the account to receive the crypto assets then select “Next.”
      4. Connect and unlock your Ledger Nano S then open the crypto asset app as prompted.
      5. Read the instructions and click “verify” to generate a receive address on your device.
      6. Confirm that the receive address shown on your Ledger device is the same as the one shown in Ledger Live.
      7. Click “copy” to copy that address. This is your Ledger Nano S address.

      How to send funds with the Ledger Nano S

      To send funds from your wallet:

      1. Open Ledger Live and make sure you have the correct app installed.
      2. Click “send” on the left panel.
      3. Use the drop-down menu to select the account you want to send from.
      4. Enter the recipient address.
      5. Enter the amount you want to send.
      6. Choose the network fees from the drop-down list. Higher fees mean faster transactions.
      7. Click continue.
      8. Unlock and connect your Ledger Nano S and open the correct crypto app.
      9. Click continue.
      10. Verify all the transaction details are correct, and press the right button on the Ledger Nano S to sign off on your transaction and send it.

      Where to buy the Ledger Nano S in Hong Kong

      You can buy the Ledger Nano S directly from the Ledger website. It’s a good idea to purchase only from Ledger itself or from authorised resellers to ensure your device isn’t tampered with prior to delivery.

      How much does the Ledger Nano S cost?

      As of November 2019, it retails for $59 (approximately HK$462).

      Pros

      • Highly regarded. In crypto, popularity generally equals security, and few wallets are as popular as the Ledger Nano S.
      • Wide range of coins supported. You can hold over 1,000 cryptocurrencies on the Ledger Nano S.
      • Ledger Live and apps. The Ledger Live web wallet combined with the crypto-specific apps makes the Ledger more user friendly.

      Cons

      • No mobile support. The Ledger Nano S has no mobile support. To make a transaction, you must plug it into a computer.
      • Minimal customization. Although it comes in different colours, the Ledger Nano S isn’t available in customised forms.
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