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This article will help you set up your first Ledger Arbitrum account

You can manage, send, and receive ETH, ARB and 100+ ERC20 tokens directly on the Arbitrum blockchain. Since Arbitrum accounts are fully supported in Ledger Live, you can directly deposit ETH, OP, and ERC20 tokens into your Ledger Arbitrum account without the necessity of bridging your assets from the Ethereum mainnet.

Learn more about the Arbitrum project here .

Before you start

All set? Great, let’s dive in.

Install the Ethereum (ETH) app on your Ledger device

  1. Connect your Ledger device and unlock it.
  2. In the Ledger Live app, navigate to My Ledger.
  3. Confirm that you allow My Ledger to access your device. You can do that by clicking both buttons on your device simultaneously. 
  4. Go back to Ledger Live. In My Ledger, head over to App catalog and search for Ethereum (ETH).
  5. Click Install.

The Ethereum (ETH) app is installed on your Ledger device. Now let’s add your Arbitrum account to Ledger Live.

Add an Arbitrum account to Ledger Live

  1. In the left sidebar menu, go to Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. Choose Arbitrum (ETH) from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Connect your device to the Ledger Live app and unlock it.
  6. Open the Ethereum (ETH) app on your device.
  7. Click Add account.

That’s it, your Arbitrum account is added to Ledger Live.

Receive assets
You can easily receive ETH, ARB, and ERC20 tokens in your Ledger Arbitrum account from an exchange wallet or any other type of wallet.

Pro tip:  When withdrawing funds from an exchange to your Arbitrum account, be sure to choose the Arbitrum network to avoid the possibility of the funds being directed to a different account. You can find more information about this here.

  1. Connect your Ledger device to your computer and unlock it.
  2. Open the Ethereum (ETH) app on your device.
  3. Your Ledger displays: Application is ready
  4. Open the Ledger Live app and click Receive.
  5. In the drop-down list, select your Arbitrum account and click Continue.
  6. Your Ledger device displays: Verify address. Review the address. Make sure the address that shows on your device screen is identical to the one displayed in the Ledger Live app.
  7. If all looks good, press both buttons and then again press both buttons one more time to Confirm address.
  8. Copy the address and share it with the sender. Ensure that the address does not change after you copy/paste it.
Send assets

You can send ETH, ARB and ERC20 tokens from your account, using a Ledger device to verify and approve transactions.

Pro tip: Send a small amount first and verify that the transaction was received before sending larger amounts. If you’re unsure whether a transaction was successful, check back in a few minutes.

  1. In the left sidebar menu of Ledger Live, go to Accounts and select your Arbitrum account.
  2. You’ll see that you can send and receive assets. Click Send.
  3. Enter the recipient’s address. Double-check the address and click Continue.
  4. Enter the amount you want to send.
  5. Check the transaction summary—Amount and Total to debit—and click Continue.
  6. Confirm and approve the transaction on your Ledger device—press both buttons simultaneously to Approve. Press both buttons simultaneously to Accept and send the transaction.

The transaction is sent. Your account balance will be updated when the blockchain confirms the transaction.

Common issue: Insufficient Funds Error message 

When sending ERC-20 tokens, like Arbitrum (ARB), on Layer 2 networks such as Arbitrum, make sure to have native ETH on the Arbitrum network to cover transaction fees. Keep in mind that tokens may exist on multiple networks, even if they utilize the same public wallet address.

Here is how to solve this error message:

  • Send ETH via the Arbitrum Network: Transfer ETH directly to your Arbitrum address from an exchange like Coinbase or Binance. Make sure you're sending it via the Arbitrum network. This provides the necessary "gas" for the transaction to be processed.
  • Bridge ETH Using Squid: Utilize the Squid app, located in the Discover section to bridge Native ETH to ETH on the Arbitrum network.

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