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Storing Monero XMR On Ledger Hardware Wallet

· 11 Apr 2018 in Guides
Carlos is an international relations' analyst specializing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Since 2017, Carlos has written extensively for UseTheBitcoin and other leading cryptocurrency sites; with over 2,000 articles published.

As we unveiled some time ago, Monero (XMR) is now supported by one of the most important cryptocurrency wallets on the market, Ledger. The team behind the largely-known hardware wallet confirmed this news early this year. Monero joins several other large market cap coins with the support of Ledger.

Monero Support on Ledger Hardware Wallet

The step is an important one for Monero, one of the leading privacy coins on the market, as it earns support outside of its ecosytem and on known wallets like Ledger

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During the interview, Mr Spagni commented:

“We are on Ledger already if you have got the developer kit. I saw some commits happening today to fix a couple of small issues. I’d hope that probably alongside the Monero 0.12.1 release, there will be official Ledger support.”

Early in 2018, Monero experienced a hard fork that was planned in order to protect Monero’s network from some kinds of ASIC mining.

On its official Twitter account, Riccardo Spagni uploaded a picture on March the 30th in which he shows that he is testing Monero on a Ledger Nano S. Spagni explained that it works fine with a public remote node, that seems to be very lightweight. He has also expressed that he expects a deeper integration into light wallets in the short term.

The first ledger to ledger mainnet Monero transaction was completed earlier this year. According to the Reddit user KnifeOfPi2, another user known as Selsta sent him 0.1 XMR. Once the transaction was received, KnifeOfPi2 sent 0.4 Monero back to Selsta.

Storing XMR ON Ledger

In order to store your Monero coins on our Ledger Nano S, you’ll want to follow the instructions given here. These will lay out all the steps you’ll need given your computer and Ledger specs. The process will work similarly to storing other coins on the popular hardware wallet.

Most importantly is to ensure you have the updated versions of all necessary software and hardware, which the Ledger page will display as it changes.

Want to learn more about Ledger, the market’s best hardware wallet choice? You can go to their site by following this link and learn all you’ll need to protect your Monero coins.  You can also read our Monero price prediction article here, updated with news and technical analysis on XMR charts.

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