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Tezos (XTZ)

This article describes how to create a Tezos (XTZ) account with your Ledger device and Ledger Live.

Before you start

Install the Tezos Wallet (XTZ) app on your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to My Ledger tab.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow Ledger Live to connect to your Ledger device.
  4. Search for the Tezos Wallet (XTZ) 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.

 The Tezos Wallet app is supported and developed by Ledger.
 Please note that the Tezos Wallet app is not supported for Ledger Blue devices and the “Manager” tab shown in the video above has been renamed to the “My Ledger” tab.

Add a Tezos (XTZ) account to Ledger Live with your Ledger device

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

  3. When prompted, open the Tezos (XTZ) 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 Tezos account and use the 'Receive' button to obtain and verify your Tezos account address with your Ledger device and use it to receive XTZ coins and Tezos NFTs in your Ledger account.

Have an existing KT1 Account?

Ledger Live implementation in the Tezos blockchain is evolving and KT1 accounts will no longer be supported in Ledger Live. For users still using a KT1 account, connecting your Ledger device to a third-party wallet is required.

If you have an existing KT1 Tezos account, please follow these steps to access your funds:

  1. Download Temple Wallet.
  2. Download the Tezos application in the My Ledger section of Ledger Live.
  3. Connect Ledger to the Temple wallet. Learn more about how to do that here.
  4. On your Ledger device, navigate to the Tezos application and open it.
    Your Ledger device should display: Application is ready.
  5. Select the colorful robot in the top right-hand corner of the Temple extension. 
  6. Select Import Account
  7. Select Managed KT



The address should populate automatically. If there are any KT1 contracts associated with your TZ account, they should appear at the bottom of the KT1 section.



     8. Choose the KT1 account preferred, then select Import Account.

These steps allow users to manage funds that were tied from an older KT1 address/contract and enable them to connect to their current TZ address. For more information on the KT1 account issues, feel free to reach out to Ledger Customer Support.

Swapping Tezos (XTZ) in Ledger Live

You can securely swap Tezos (XTZ) coins for other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USDT Tether, XRP, Solana (SOL), Dogecoin (DOGE), Polygon (MATIC) and more, using the Swap feature in Ledger Live. As of December 2023, a minimum of 72.6 XTZ coins is required to initiate a swap transaction from your Tezos (XTZ) account.

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