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NEAR Protocol (NEAR)

This article will help you set up your first NEAR Protocol (NEAR) account with your Ledger device connected to the Ledger Live app.

Before you start

Are you all set? Let's get started.

Add a NEAR account to Ledger Live with your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live. In the left sidebar menu, go to Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. Choose NEAR from the drop-down list.


  1. Click Continue.
  2. Connect your device to Ledger Live and unlock it.
  3. Open the NEAR app on your Ledger device. The app will be installed and synchronized. 


  1. Select the NEAR account you want to add.


  1. Click Add account

That’s it, the NEAR account is added to your Portfolio and Ledger device.

Receive NEAR coins with your Ledger device and Ledger Live

Activate NEAR account

In order to interact with the NEAR network, you need to fundyour account with 0.1 NEAR in order to activate it. You can send NEAR from an exchange or from an already activated and funded NEAR account.

  1. In the left sidebar menu, click Receive.
  2. In the drop-down list, select NEAR and click Continue.


  1. Connect your Ledger device to Ledger Live and unlock it.
  2. Open the NEAR app on your device and press both buttons simultaneously to continue. You should see a message stating Application is ready.
  3. The address will be displayed on your device and in Ledger Live.
  4. Verify that the address shown on your device matches the address displayed in Ledger Live.
  5. If they match, approve the address on your device—press the right button on your device until you see Approve.Click both buttons simultaneously for approval.
  6. Copy the address and share it with the sender. Ensure that the address does not change after you copy/paste it.

Send NEAR coins with your Ledger device and Ledger Live

You can send NEAR coins from your account, using your Ledger device to verify and approve transactions.

  1. In the left sidebar menu, go to Send.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select NEAR.
  3. Enter the recipient address. Double-check the address and click Continue.


  1. Enter the amount you want to send.
  2. Check the transaction summary—Amount, Network fees, and Total to debit—and click Continue.
  3. Confirm and approve the transaction on your Ledger device—press both buttons simultaneously to Approve. Press both buttons simultaneously to Accept and send the transaction.

The transaction is sent. Your account balance will be updated when the blockchain confirms the transaction.

'Transaction error' on block explorer when sending NEAR coins

After sending NEAR coins, you may encounter a 'Transaction error' message when searching for your transaction on a NEAR blockchain explorer.

Experiencing a delay before your transaction appears is typical due to slow broadcast times. Please remain patient and periodically refresh the explorer until your transaction is confirmed.

If the transaction remains unconfirmed after a few minutes, please connect your Ledger device to Sender Wallet and try your transaction again. Learn more here.

You’re all set to manage NEAR with Ledger. 

NEAR Accounts have the unique feature of holding multiple public/private key pairs, called Access Keys, each with its own set of permissions.
Access Keys are similar to OAuths, enabling you to grant limited access over your account to third parties. Keep in mind that your Ledger device cannot recover NEAR Access Keys if they are deleted.

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