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How to send a Cardano (ADA) transaction with Ledger Live

This tutorial describes how to send a Cardano (ADA) transaction with Ledger Live. Check the Cardano wallet page to learn more. 

 We've received reports of transactions not broadcasting properly on the Cardano network. This could affect sending, delegating (staking), or ending a Cardano (ADA) delegation (unstaking). If you're impacted, try clearing the cache in Ledger Live and re-adding your account with your Ledger device. If the issue remains, we recommend managing your ADA by connecting your Ledger to a third-party app like AdaLite as we work to resolve the situation. Follow this guide for help.


  1. Connect your Ledger to your computer and unlock it.
  2. Open Ledger Live and navigate to your Cardano (ADA) account.
  3. Click Send.
  4. Enter the Recipient Cardano address and click Continue.
  5. Select the Amount to send then click Continue.
  6. Review your transaction and click Continue.
    Your Ledger displays: Open app Cardano ADA.
  7. Press both buttons simultaneously to open the app.
    Your Ledger displays: Cardano is ready.
  8. Use the buttons to review the destination address, the amount and the fees. If all looks good, select Confirm transaction and press both buttons simultaneously to sign the transaction.
    Ledger Live displays: Broadcasting transaction...
    Your Ledger displays: Cardano is ready.

    You're done. Once your transaction is confirmed on the Cardano blockchain, the recipient's account will be credited. You can track your transaction here.

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