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I accidentally sent Ethereum Classic (ETC) via Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) network

This article describes how to access Ethereum Classic (ETC) coins that have been mistakenly sent to your Ledger Ethereum Classic address via Binance Smart Chain (BNB) network.

Important note

  • This tutorial is for recovery purposes only, the recommended way to store ETC is described here.
  • This tutorial uses a special version of the Ethereum app called the Eth recovery app which can be installed on your Ledger device via My Ledger in Ledger Live with enabled Developer Mode.

Before your start

  • Ensure you have the latest firmware version of the Ledger device.
  • Ensure the latest version of the Eth recovery app is installed on your Ledger device.
  • Once the app has been installed on your device, make sure to close Ledger Live.

Accessing your ETC via MyEtherWallet

Connection error

  • Due to different extensions installed in your browser, you may get a connection error on the MEW website.
  • Try to connect in Incognito mode (Control + Shift + N/ Command + Shift + N) and close the browser in regular mode.
  1. On Ledger Live, go to Settings.
  2. Go to Experimental features.
  3. Enable Developer mode.
  4. Go to My Ledger (make sure your Ledger device is connected and unlocked).
  5. Install the ETH recovery app.
  6. Go to the MEW wallet website:
  7. Click Access My Wallet.
  8. Select Hardware wallets -> Ledger.
  9. Make sure your Ledger device is unlocked and connected to your PC. 
  10. Open the ETH recovery app on your Ledger device.
  11. In MyEtherWallet select Connecting to: Eth Recovery and derivation path add a custom path m/44'/61' as shown on the screenshot.


  12. Select the custom derivation path and click Click Connect via USB.3d45aa23-b300-473a-98a6-2db80385eede.png
  13. In the dropdown of the addresses, find your address (it should be the first one normally).
  14. Select Network - Binance Smart Chain. 


  15. Connect. If you did everything right, you should see your Binance-Peg ETC on the balance.


Sending Binance-Peg ETC to the Ethereum Classic network

You will need some BNB for network fees to send them back to the exchange.

  1. Send some BNB (approximately 0.001 BNB) to your BNB address for Ethereum Classic.
  2. Send your ETC back to the exchange. On the exchange, select the ETC deposit and the BNB (BEP20) network. It is VERY IMPORTANT.
  3. You should receive your ETC on the exchange.

You can now send your ETC coins back to your Ledger Ethereum Classic (ETC) account as provided by Ledger Live and choose the correct Ethereum Classic Network.

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