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Finding Your Ledger Wallet Address With Ledger Live

So you’ve installed Ledger Live. Awesome! This is by far the best way to manage your crypto assets with the Ledger Nano S and Ledger Nano X.

But now you need your incoming address so you can buy some crypto.

We’ve got this!

Firstly, connect your Ledger hardware wallet to your computer with the USB cable provided and enter your
PIN code. Of course with Ledger Live open.

Once you’ve successfully connected to Ledger Live you will see the following screen.

Ledger

 

From here, it’s super easy! To the left, you will see the menu bar. Simply click on ‘receive’ as
shown below.

Ledger

 

You’ll then be presented with the option to choose which preset wallet you would like to receive
funds to.

While it’s likely if you choose the wrong wallet address the transaction will fail, please ensure you
do choose the correct one. This is especially important with ETH/ERC20 addresses.

In the dropdown menu on my Ledger Live app, you’ll see I have set up an Ethereum wallet, a Bitcoin wallet and a Litecoin wallet.

 

Today, I’m getting some Bitcoin. So I’m going to click on my BTC account (I have named mine BTC Main) to find my bitcoin wallet address.

 

From above you can see you’re going to need to ensure your Ledger is connected to your
computer and that you are on the Bitcoin app – hit the comments section if you want a hand with
that as well.

 

As you can see, we’re good.

Next, you’re going to see this screen. MAKE SURE that the address scrolling across the screen of
your Ledger matches the one you see on your screen.

Hot tip, go for the first 4 characters and the last 4 characters. If they match, we’re generally good
to go.

Once you’re happy, click continue.

 

And that’s it. We’re here!

You can use the QR code to scan your address to someone else or copy/paste the address into
the BitPrime site to buy Bitcoin or most other cryptocurrencies right now.

Please remember to ALWAYS copy/paste your address and NEVER try typing it out from memory.

 

If you have any issues finding the wallet address on your Ledger Nano S please contact us.

 

Has your receiving address changed?

If you’ve noticed that your Ledger wallet address has changed since the last time you looked, don’t worry! If the address is a bitcoin or bitcoin network-related one such as Litecoin, your receiving address changes after each deposit to your wallet. This change is because your wallet is what is known as a hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallet.

HD wallets have an xpub (extended public key) which generates multiple different public addresses that all link back to the same original xpub. These changing addresses are a way of further enhancing your privacy as no one can take one single HD wallet address and view your entire crypto balance in a blockchain explorer.

 

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Authors:

Evan Kitagawa-James & Victoria Hoete-Dodd

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10 thoughts on “Where can I find my Ledger wallet address?”

    • Hi Angie,

      Your XRP isn’t stored in the actual device or in the app itself. Instead, they are stored in the blockchain.
      Your Ledger device and the Ledger Live app work together as a secure means of encrypting and decrypting your private key which enables you to access your coins stored on the blockchain.
      Think of it like this: the blockchain acts as a “bank vault” where the coins are stored, the Ledger device and app act as your “bank account” allowing you access to the coins in the vault, and the wallet address that we sent the coins to acts as your “account number”.

      Hope this helps,
      Victoria

      Reply
  1. Victoria!
    You are awesome! Thank you for taking the time to explain it to a newbie so nicely and thoroughly!
    I appreciate the time you have spent working with me on this.

    Many thanks
    Cheers
    A

    Reply
  2. Hi, I used to be able to see my NEM in a Nano Ledger wallet here in my laptop but I haven’t done anything then I found out you need a device now. I cannot access my old wallet that shows Open Ledger then I was able to log in. How can I access that? I still have those Private key for my NEM. I don’t have that device that connect using USB. Please help thanks

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  3. So, I’ve read the article and still don’t know where I can find all the relevant addresses.
    Consider, I’m using my ledger nano (or whatever) which uses xpub to handle multiple addresses. Where can I have a look on them all at once (as owner of that ledger device)?

    Reply

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