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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 main-net on Sunday, September 12th. More on this here.
  • This important upgrade equipped the Caradano 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 app

  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Find Cardano 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.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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

Next steps

  • Check the AdaLite or Yoroi user guide for step-by-step instructions.
  • 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.

 ADA accounts cannot be added to Ledger Live.

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