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Manage ERC20 tokens

You can manage all ERC20 tokens with your Ledger device. Many ERC20 tokens are supported in Ledger Live. Please refer to our list of supported crypto assets to see which tokens are supported. For tokens that are not supported in Ledger Live, you can use a third-party wallet (MEW or MyCrypto) with your Ledger device to manage them. 

Before you start

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Ledger Live. 
  • Get your Ledger hardware wallet.
  • Install the latest version of the Ethereum app on your device.
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Video instructions

Add an Ethereum account

  1. On the left panel, click on Accounts.
  2. Click the Add account button.
  3. Type or click the drop-down list to select Ethereum (ETH). Click Continue.
  4. Connect and unlock your device, open the Ethereum app. Click Continue. Ledger Live will look for existing accounts in the blockchain. These are then displayed one by one.
  5. In the Accounts step, different sections can appear:
    • In the Select existing accounts section, the accounts shown already have blockchain transactions. Add a checkmark to the account(s) to add and choose a name for them.
    • In the Add new account section, you can add a new account by adding a checkmark. This is not possible when the last created Ethereum account has not received a transaction yet.
    • The Accounts already in Portfolio section lists the accounts that are already in Portfolio and thus can not be added.
  6. Click Continue. Your Ethereum account(s) will be added to the Portfolio.
  7. Click Add more to continue adding accounts. Otherwise, close the Add accounts window.

View the ERC20 tokens

If you already have an Ethereum account with ERC20 tokens, you can view your tokens in Ledger Live.

  • On the Accounts page, click on Show tokens under the Ethereum account that holds the tokens.
  • You can hide token accounts with zero balance: Settings > Accounts > Hide empty token accounts.

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Send and receive tokens

You can now send and receive ERC20 tokens. Get started by sending your ERC20 tokens to the Ethereum account of your choice. The token accounts will only appear after the token transaction has been confirmed on the Ethereum blockchain. The Ethereum account you send tokens to will be the parent account of your token accounts.

Sending ERC20 tokens from an exchange

When you send ERC20 tokens from an exchange, make sure to select the ERC20 network type. Network types other than ERC20 are not supported in Ledger Live. If you use another network type to send ERC20 tokens, your tokens will not appear in Ledger Live and you may risk losing them.

Token transaction fees

To send ERC20 tokens, you need ETH to burn as gas. Make sure your parent Ethereum account holds some ETH to pay for the network fees of token transactions. 

Unsupported token?

Please refer to our list of supported crypto assets to see which tokens are supported. Tokens that are not supported in Ledger Live can be managed using external wallets such as MEW or MyCrypto.