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Using Your Ledger Device for Bitcoin and Stacks Transactions

How can I use my Ledger device with Leather?
Since 2014, Ledger has allowed users to buy, exchange and manage their crypto assets securely with Ledger hardware wallets and the Ledger Live app. Today, Leather users can also integrate a Ledger device with their Leather extension application, giving them an extra layer of security while they conduct their Bitcoin and Stacks transactions.
This includes Ordinals-related transactions, giving Leather users another option to securely engage with one of the most innovative protocols to hit the Bitcoin blockchain in years.

Getting Started with Ledger

To integrate a Ledger device with your Leather extension, you can follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Download and open the Ledger Live app.
  2. 2.
    Click the “Get Started” button on the Ledger Live app homepage.
  3. 3.
    Choose the Ledger device you want to connect.
  4. 4.
    If you haven’t set up your Ledger device, you’ll need to select the first option to set up a new Ledger device. If you’ve already set up your Ledger device on your computer, you can scroll to the “Already Have a Recovery Phrase?” section in the Ledger Live app and choose to connect the appropriate device.
  5. 5.
    To set up a new Ledger device, you’ll need to connect your Ledger device to your computer and follow the instructions in the Ledger Live app. This includes coming up with a PIN that will be unique to your Ledger device. You can think of your PIN as the equivalent of a password that allows you to access your device (but that differs from your private key).
  6. 6.
    If you had previously set up a Ledger device, you should be able to directly connect to Ledger Live using the PIN you chose when you initially set up your Ledger device.
  7. 7.
    On the main Leather extension browser page, hit the “Use Ledger” option.
  8. 8.
    Select the “Connect Bitcoin” or “Connect Stacks” option. Both are available via Ledger Live, though you need to have the preferred app downloaded (the Bitcoin or Stacks app).
Once you have completed those steps, your Ledger wallet will be accessible when you open the Leather extension.

What Can You Do With A Ledger Device and Leather?

Now that your Ledger device is connected to a Leather account, you’ll be able to use your device to complete a number of activities within your Leather extension app.
These include the following (note that steps 1 through 4 assume that you have yet to log into your Leather account):

Verifying a receive address

  1. 1.
    Open your Leather extension.
  2. 2.
    Click on the “Use Ledger” button.
  3. 3.
    The main Leather extension page will open up in your browser. Hit the “Use Ledger” button on the page.
  4. 4.
    Connect your Ledger device and enter its PIN on the device itself.
  5. 5.
    Open the Bitcoin or Stacks app on your Ledger device.
  6. 6.
    Click “Continue” to view the receive address on your Ledger device.

Viewing your balance

  1. 1.
    Open your Leather extension.
  2. 2.
    Click on the “Use Ledger” button.
  3. 3.
    The main Leather extension page will open up in your browser. Hit the “Use Ledger” button on the page.
  4. 4.
    Connect your Ledger device and enter its PIN on the device itself.
  5. 5.
    Open the Bitcoin or Stacks app on your Ledger device.
  6. 6.
    Click “Continue” to view the receive address on your Ledger device.
  7. 7.
    Select the “Approve” option on your Ledger device.
  8. 8.
    Your total account balance will be shown at the top of the window .

Receiving Bitcoin or STX with your Ledger device

  1. 1.
    Open your Leather extension.
  2. 2.
    Click on the “Use Ledger” button.
  3. 3.
    The main Leather extension page will open up in your browser. Hit the “Use Ledger” button on the page.
  4. 4.
    Connect your Ledger device and enter its PIN on the device itself.
  5. 5.
    Open the Bitcoin or Stacks app on your Ledger device.
  6. 6.
    Click “Continue” to view the receive address on your Ledger device.
  7. 7.
    Select the “Approve” option on your Ledger device to proceed with using your Ledger device with the Leather extension.
  8. 8.
    Select the “Receive” button at the top of the window to the right of your displayed balance.
  9. 9.
    Select the “Request Ledger Device” option that appears.
  10. 10.
    Verify that the address shown in Leather matches the address shown in your Ledger device. If those addresses match, click “Approve”.
  11. 11.
    Copy the address shown in Leather to receive BTC or STX .

Sending Bitcoin or STX with your Ledger device

  1. 1.
    Open your Leather extension.
  2. 2.
    Click on the “Use Ledger” button.
  3. 3.
    The main Leather extension page will open up in your browser. Hit the “Use Ledger” button on the page.
  4. 4.
    Connect your Ledger device and enter its PIN on the device itself.
  5. 5.
    Open the Bitcoin or Stacks app on your Ledger device.
  6. 6.
    Click “Continue” to view the receive address on your Ledger device.
  7. 7.
    Select the “Approve” option on your Ledger device to proceed with using your Ledger device with the Leather extension.
  8. 8.
    Select the “Send” button at the top of the window to the right of your displayed balance.
  9. 9.
    The next window that appears will prompt you to choose the asset you’d like to send. You can choose to either send BTC or STX.
  10. 10.
    Select the amount of BTC you’d like to send and the recipient address.
  11. 11.
    You may be prompted to connect your Ledger device to the Bitcoin or Stacks app again. Select the “Connect” button to continue.
  12. 12.
    You’ll be asked to verify the transaction details that appear on your Ledger device.
  13. 13.
    Once you have approved the transaction details on your Ledger device, you’ll be taken to a final window in the Leather extension to confirm the transaction. Click “Confirm and send transaction” if all details are correct.

Support

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any issues while using your Ledger device with Leather.