Litecoin (LTC)

Install the Litecoin app on your Ledger device to manage Litecoin (LTC) with Ledger Live. The Litecoin app is developed and supported by Ledger. Check the Litecoin wallet page to learn more.

Before you start

Instructions

Install the Litecoin app
  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Find Litecoin in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display Processing...
    • The app installation is confirmed.
Configure public key exports

The Litecoin app can export your extended public key (xpub) to web apps in a U2F compatible web browser (Chrome, Opera or Firefox). The xpub is privacy-sensitive information, as all public addresses can be generated from it.

Public key exports by default require manual approval on the device to prevent inadvertent sharing of your public addresses. This setting can be configured as follows:

  1. Open the Litecoin app.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Public key export approval.
  3. Choose one of two options:
    • Manual approval (default): public key exports require a confirmation on the device.
    • Auto approval: public key exports are automatically approved.
Litecoin address formats

Native SegWit

Native SegWit addresses start with ltc1. These are bech32 addresses that offer better protection against typos and are cheaper to spend from on top of the advantages of SegWit addresses.

  If your exchange does not support sending to a native segwit address, you may add a regular segwit account to temporarily send to and request your exchange to support sending to native segwit addresses.

SegWit

SegWit addresses start with a M. The SegWit upgrade reduces network fees, speeds up transaction signing on hardware wallets, and enables second-layer solutions like Lightning Network. By default, new accounts added in Ledger Live are SegWit accounts.
Tip: If your exchange does not yet support the SegWit address format, you can use this address converter to send LTC to your Ledger device.

Legacy

Legacy addresses start with a L. This is Litecoin's original address format. The option to add legacy addresses in Ledger Live is planned. Until then, you can fund a legacy account in a third-party wallet after which you can add the account in Ledger Live. 

  Address privacy

Litecoin transactions are public information. Do not re-use your addresses for optimal privacy. Ledger Live automatically generates new addresses and keeps track of your previous ones. Previous addresses do remain valid, but they don't offer an optimal level of privacy.

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