Can I participate in Polkadot Crowdloans with my Ledger?

Crowdloans on the Polkadot network were launched on November 5th, 2021. The auctions for the slots of the first phase started on November 11th, 2021. Learn more

Does Ledger hardware wallet support participation in Polkadot Crowdloans?

Yes, we do support Crowdloans on Ledger devices.

However, if you participate in a crowdloan on parachains, you will have to wait for the official parachain app to be released on Ledger Live before you can recover your rewards. Without the app, you will not be able to sign transactions and submit your address to receive the contribution reward tokens. Ledger will ensure that the parachain winning the slot auctions have their corresponding apps released in a timely manner to enable accessing the generated rewards

Yet, you may see that some parachain apps are already available in developer mode. You should keep in mind that the apps in developer mode haven't been validated or reviewed yet by the Ledger team. It may be available in developer mode to allow teams to start working on it for development purposes only. If you perform any operations with the app that is in developer mode, you may get bugs and errors and we can't provide support on those issues.  

We'll inform the community via Social Media once the application is part of our verified catalog without the necessity to enable Developer Mode.

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