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Dogecoin (DOGE)

This article describes how to create your first Dogecoin (DOGE) account with your Ledger device and the Ledger Live app.

Before you start

Install the Dogecoin (DOGE) app on your Ledger device

  1. Open My Ledger in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your device.
  3. If asked, allow Ledger Live to access your Ledger device.
  4. Find Dogecoin (DOGE) in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.



    The Dogecoin app is developed and supported by Ledger. 

Add a Dogecoin (DOGE) account to Ledger Live with your Ledger device

  1. In Ledger Live, navigate to the Accounts section.
  2. Click on +Add account, select Dogecoin (DOGE) from the drop-down menu, and then click on Continue.



  3. When prompted, open the Dogecoin app on your Ledger device using the buttons.
  4. You'll be given the option to name your account or go with the default name. Once everything looks good, click on 'Add account' in Ledger Live.
  5. Click on 'Done' to finalize adding your account to Ledger Live.

    You're all set, you can now navigate to your Dogecoin account and use the 'Receive' button to obtain and verify your Dogecoin account address with your Ledger device and use it to receive Dogecoin (DOGE) coins in your Ledger account.
Configure public key exports

The Dogecoin 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 Dogecoin 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.
How to obtain and read your Dogecoin xPub

To obtain your Dogecoin xPub, right-click on your Dogecoin account in Ledger Live, select 'Edit account', and then go to the 'Advanced' section to find your xPub.

With your Dogecoin xPub in hand, you can use https://doge2.trezor.io/ to read your xPub. This is helpful for viewing all your previously generated Dogecoin deposit addresses.

Dogecoin address formats

Legacy addresses start with a D. This is Dogecoin's original address format.

Dogecoin multisig addresses start with an A. Ledger Live cannot create these addresses, but you can send transactions to them.

Troubleshooting: DOGE pending transactions

If your DOGE transaction remains pending for more than 1 hour in Ledger Live and can’t be found on a DOGE explorer such as Dogechain, please try the solution described below:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of Ledger Live.
  2. Go to Settings > Experimental features in Ledger Live.

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  3. Enable Experimental Explorer API.
  4. Go to Settings > Help > Clear cache. For step-by-step instructions, see Clear cache in Ledger Live Desktop.
  5. Send the DOGE transaction again and make sure to choose high fees this time. For more information on network fees, see the following article: Choose network fees.

  Address privacy

Dogecoin 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.

Next steps

  • Send or receive crypto assets.
  • Buy DOGE directly into your Ledger Dogecoin account through Ledger Live. Learn more here.

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