How to connect your wallet to Ledger & Trezor
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Security is always a concern for anything on the internet, and so is the case for cryptocurrencies. With the increasing user base, the number of crypto hacks and thefts is also on the rise.
Method 1: Use MetaMask with your Hardware Wallet:
You will need:
- A Metamask account
- A Hardware Wallet. Eg. Ledger hardware wallet to safeguard your private keys. Ledger devices come with a software called Ledger Live (available on mobile & desktop)
- View more detailed steps at: https://www.ledger.com/academy/security/the-safest-way-to-use-metamask
How to connect Ledger to Metamask:
- Connect your Ledger Nano to your computer device using a USB cable. Also, open your MetaMask wallet in full screen on your browser.
- Click on the top-right menu of the MetaMask wallet and then find and click on “Connect Hardware Wallet” in the drop-down menu.
- When you click “Continue,” MetaMask will look for a Ledger device connected to the computer. So, to make sure it discovers your wallet, unlock your Ledger device.
- Once it discovers your wallet, it will prompt you to choose a Ledger account that you would want to connect to MetaMask. Choose the one you prefer and finish (or create one from Ledger Live if you have none).
- Some last steps to make sure everything runs smoothly
Method 2: Use Anchor with your Hardware Wallet:
You will need:
- A Telos account
- A Hardware Wallet. Eg. Ledger - to safeguard your private keys. Ledger devices come with a software called Ledger Live.
How to connect Ledger to Anchor
The steps in converting an account to use a Ledger (or any hardware wallet) are as follows:
- Find the PUBLIC key of your Ledger device.
- Load the PRIVATE key of your account into Anchor.
- Change the PERMISSIONS of your account to use the PUBLIC key of the Ledger.
- Remove and re-import your account in Anchor.
You may want to refer to one of these support articles:
Metamask + Ledger: https://www.ledger.com/academy/security/the-safest-way-to-use-metamask