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Cardano (ADA)

Install the Cardano app on your Ledger device to manage ADA with AdaLite or Yoroi. The Cardano app is developed and supported by the Cardano community. Check the Cardano wallet page to learn more.

Important notice regarding Cardano Smart Contracts

  • The Alonzo upgrade was deployed on Cardano mainnet on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. More on this here.
  • This important upgrade equipped the Cardano network with smart contract capabilities.
  • Please note that the current Cardano app available through Ledger Live does not support smart contracts.
  • Our team is currently working on a new version, which you can expect in the coming weeks.
  • Once the new app is released, you'll be able to use smart contracts through third-party apps like YOROI or AdaLite.

Before you start

Install the Cardano ADA 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 Ledger device.
  4. Search for the Cardano ADA 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.

Next steps

  • Cardano accounts cannot be created in Ledger Live for the moment.
  • Instead, learn how to create your first Ledger Cardano account through AdaLite.
  • If needed, you can get technical support for Cardano on Telegram or on the dedicated forum.
  • Reach out to the AdaLite developers on Telegram or open an issue on Github if you require assistance from them.

      Please be aware that the AdaLite Telegram channel is targeted by scammers. Ledger will never ask for the 24 words of your recovery phrase. Never share them.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Find all the answers to the most common questions regarding Cardano (ADA):