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Ethereum (ETH)

This article will help you set up your first Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account.

 The Ethereum app is developed and supported by Ledger. Check the Ethereum wallet page to learn more.

Before you start

  • Download and install Ledger Live on your computer. You can learn more about how to get started with Ledger Live here.
  • Open Ledger Live, connect your Ledger device to the Manager and make sure your Ledger device is running the latest firmware version.
  • If your Ledger device needs a firmware update, please follow this guide (Nano S user) or this guide (Nano X user).

Install the Ethereum (ETH) app on your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the Manager tab.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Search for the Ethereum (ETH) app in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button to install the app on your Ledger device.
    • Your Ledger device displays Processing.
    • Ledger Live displays Installed.

Final steps

  • Create your first Ethereum (ETH) account in Ledger Live. Learn more
  • Receive ETH and ERC20 tokens into your Ledger Ethereum account. Learn more.
  • Send ETH and ERC20 assets from your Ledger Ethereum account. Learn more.
  • Learn more about ERC20 tokens here.
  • Learn how to manage ERC20 tokens.
  • Stake your ETH with Lido to earn passive rewards. Learn more.

Enable blind signing

  Note that the name of the setting has changed from Contract data to Blind signing for clarity purposes. 

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open the Ethereum application.
  3. Press the right button to navigate to Settings. Then press both buttons to validate.
  4. In the Blind signing settings, press both buttons to enable blind signing in transactions. 
    The device displays Enabled

Important note about enabling blind signing

  • Enabling blind signing is an advanced feature that is only required for signing transactions involving smart contracts (e.g. swapping tokens via a decentralized exchange). 
  • It's recommended to disable blind signing after use.
  • Please note that blind signing will be automatically disabled after a firmware update or after the Ethereum (ETH) app is updated.
  • This can happen whenever the app is manually updated via the Manager in Ledger Live or after a firmware update that requires apps to be reinstalled. You can re-enable blind signing as needed by using the instructions above.


 Gas Usage

  • Ethereum paid for your transactions is called Gas.
  • Gas Price: Amount of Ethereum used per unit of Gas. This determines the speed of your transaction.
  • Gas Limit: The maximum units of Gas you will pay. If this is set too low, your transaction can fail for running Out of Gas. Only the ETH worth of burnt gas will be deducted from your balance, the amount that was supposed to be sent remains in your account.



If you have mistakenly sent ETH to an Ethereum based account such as Ethereum Classic, you can use our Eth recovery app to recover your Ethereum. Learn how to use the Eth recovery app in this article