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Why do I need a hardware wallet for my cryptocurrency?

The moment money was invented you can guarantee that criminals were dreaming up inventive ways of stealing it. And it's no different when it comes to cryptocurrency- fraudsters and phishers spend their days thinking up new and ingenious methods to swindle innocent people out of their coins.

Computers and phones are hacked. Websites run illicit code to steal passwords. Phishers trick people into clicking links that steal information from their computers.

Another line of defence to keep our coins from being siphoned out of our wallets is essential.

And that's a hardware wallet.

Hardware wallets plug into your computer like a USB stick, and they have one job- to be a firewall between your coins and the outside world.

To do this, they encrypt the private keys to your cryptocurrency wallets so that no-one- not even you- can know them. That way only someone with physical access to your hardware wallet- and who also knows its password- has a chance to access and move your coins.

Where do I get a hardware wallet?

Our recommendation is to purchase from the specialist company Ledger from their official website, or Amazon.

Their basic model, the Nano S, makes it easy to manage your coins- it's compact and discreet, and wallet management is achieved through a small LCD screen and two buttons.

Ledger Nano S

Their cutting-edge Ledger Blue is more impressive, allowing you to handle your coins with a pad-like interface, and is regarded as the most advanced product on the market.

Ledger Blue

Once you have your Ledger, here's a step by step guide to setting it up.

What if I lose my hardware wallet?

If you lose your hardware wallet someone can try to guess your password, but after three attempts it will reset to factory settings- erasing your information from the hardware.

So how do I get access to my coins back?

You simply buy another hardware wallet and restore your information using a secret, 24 word backup that you're prompted to save the first time you set it up.

Which coins are supported by Ledger?

Ark
Bitcoin
Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin Gold
Dash
Digibyte
Dogecoin
Ethereum
Ethereum Classic
Expanse
Hcash
Komodo
Litecoin
Neo
PivX
Qtum
Ripple
Stealthcoin
Stellar Lumens
Stratis
Ubiq
Vertcoin
Viacoin
Zcash

Which Neo tokens are supported?

All tokens that exist on the Neo blockchain can be managed using your Ledger. These include:

ACAT Alphacat
APH Aphelion
DBC DeepBrain Chain
GAS Gas
LRN Loopring [NEO]
NKN NKN
QLC QLINK
RPX Red Pulse
SWH Switcheo
TKY THEKEY
TNC Trinity Network Credit
ZPT Zeepin

Which Ethereum tokens are supported?

All tokens (called ERC20 tokens) that exist on the Ethereum blockchain can be managed using your Ledger and MyEtherWallet. These include:

ZCN 0chain
ADX AdEx
ELF Aelf
ACE Ace (Tokenstars)
ABT Arcblock
ADB adbank
APIS APIS
Aurora AOA
ARN Aeron
AIX Aigang
ADI Aditus
AUC Auctus
ASTRO Astro
ANT Aragon
AE Aeternity
ADH AdHive
AION AION
DLT Agrello
AST AirSwap
AIR AirToken
AMB Ambrosus
ALIS ALIS
ADT adToken
AURA Aurora DAO
APPC AppCoins
ACC Accelerator Network
REP Augur
ATL ATLANT
ANT Aragon
ARC ArcticCoin
NIO Autonio
ATS Authorship
AXP aXpire
B2BX B2BX
BAX BBABB
BANCA Banca
CAT BitClave
BNB Binance Coin
CDT Blox
BNT Bancor
BZNT Bezant
BBO Bigbom
BAT Basic Attention Token
BKX Bankex
BDG BitDegree
BEE Bee Token
BEZ Bezop
BFT BnkToTheFuture
BOE Bodhi [ETH]
XBP BlitzPredict
LNC Blocklancer
ARY Block Array
BPT Blockport
BCDN BlockCDN
BOB Bob's Repair
BBT BitBoost
BUBO Budbo
BCAP BCAP
BQX Bitquence
BTE BitSerial
BEER BeerCoin
BLZ Bluzelle
BCPT BlockMason
BNTY Bounty0x
BON Bonpay
VEE BLOCKv
BRD Bread
BCDN BlockCDN
BNT Bancor
BTM Bytom
CTX CarTaxi Token
CBC CashBet Coin
CEEK Ceek VR
COU Couchain
CASH Cash Poker Pro
CAN CanYaCoin
CHAT Chatcoin
CCO Ccore
CAPP Cappasity
CARD Cardstack
DAG Constellation
LINK Chainlink
C20 CRYPTO20
CS Credits
CHP CoinPoker
CLOAK CloakCoin
CLN Colu Local Network
CBT CommerceBlock
CRC CryCash
TIME Chronobank
CNN Content Neutrality Network
SEN Consensus
CVT CyberVein
CXO CargoX
CV carVertical
CHX Chainium
COFI CoinFi
COV Covesting
CAG Change
CND Cindicator
CDX Commodity Ad Network
CPC CPChain
CRPT Crypterium
CL Coinlancer
CPY Copytrack
CVC Civic
POLL ClearPoll
COB Cobinhood
CFI Cofound.it
CRB CreditBit
TIME Chronobank
CDT CoinDash
CCRB           CryptoCarbon
TRIA Combicoin
COSS COSS
CCT Crystal Clear
CMT CyberMiles
DADI DADI
DEB Debitum Network
DATX DATx
MANA Decentraland
DBET DecentBet
DAN Daneel
GEN DAOstack
DIG Dignity
DOCK Dock
DAT Datum
DRP Dcorp
HST Decision Token
DTH Dether
DMT DMarket
DTA DATA
EVE Devery
DCC Distributed Credit Chain
DENT Dent
DAO Decentralized Autonomous Organization
DGPT DigiPulse
DGD DigixDAO
DNT District0x
DOVU Dovu
DRGN Dragonchain
DICE Etheroll
ETHOS Ethos
EXC Eximchain
EDG Edgeless
ELEC Electrify.Asia
EGT Egretia
TSL Energo
EGOLD eGold
EDO Eidoo
EPY Emphy
ENG Enigma
HORSE Ethorse
EVN Envion
ELIX Elixir
ENJ Enjin Coin
EOS Eos
EREAL eReal
Endor Protocol EDR
ERO Eroscoin
ERC20 ERC20
DNA EncrypGen
EDG Edgeless
BLUE Ethereum Blue
FUEL Etherparty
EMV Ethereum Movie Venture
LEND EthLend
LEDU Education Ecosystem
EXY Experty
EVC EventChain
EVX Everex
EXRN EXRNchain
FRD Farad
FDX FidentiaX
FDZ Friendz
FT Fabric Token
FACE Faceter
1ST FirstBlood
FLIXX Flixxo
FSN Fusion
FLUZ Fluz Fluz
FOTA Fortuna
FND FundRequest
FSBT Forty Seven Bank
FYP FlypMe
FUN Funfair
GVT Genesis Vision
GTO Gifto
GIM Gimli
GAT Gatcoin
GOT GoNetwork
GNO Gnosis
WTT Giga Watt Token
GRID Grid+
GEM Gems
GNT Golem
GTC Game.com
GNX Genaro Network
GLA Gladius Token
GET GUTS Tickets
GT Global Tour Coin
HKG Hacker Gold
HBZ Helbiz
HADE Hade Platform
HDG Hedge
HAT Hawala.Today
HAV Havven
HKN Hacken
HER HeroNode
HAT Hat.Exchange
PLAY HEROcoin
HPB High Performance Blockchain
HVN Hive
HGT HelloGold
HBT Hubii Network
HUR Hurify
HMQ Humaniq
RLC iExecRLC
ICN Iconomi
IOST IOStoken
ICX Icon
ING Iungo
IHT IHT Real Estate Protocol
XNK Ink Protocol
IVY Ivy
ITC IoT Chain
INV Invacio
RLC iExec RLC
INS INS Ecosystem
INSTAR Insights Network
IDXM IDEX Membership
IDH indaHash
ICOS ICOS
ITT Intelligent Trading Tech
IPL InsurePal
JNT Jibrel Network
J8T JET8
JET JetCoin
KIN Kin
KNC Kyber Network
KICK KickCoin
KCS Kucoin Shares
LA LAToken
LALA LALA World
LST Lendroid Support Token
LBA Libra Credit
LND Lendingblock
LOOM Loom NetworkLALA World
LGO Legolas Exchange
LUC Level Up Coin
LRC Loopring
LUN Lunyr
LOCI LOCIcoin
LYM Lympo
TAU Lamden
MVP Merculet
ART Maecenas
GUP Matchpool Guppy
MCAP MCAP
MFT Mainframe
MTN Medicalchain
MDS MediShares
GMT Mercury Protocol
MAN Matrix AI Network
MTX Matryx
MCO Monaco
MGO MobileGo
MET Metronome
MIT Mainstreet Investment Tokens
MKR MakerCoin
MLN Melon
MORPH Morpheus Network
MTL Metal
MNE Minereum
MYST Mysterium
AMM MicroMoney
MOD Modum
MDA Moeda Loyalty Points
MCO Monetha
WISH MyWish
NULS Nuls
NEWB Newbium
NTWK Network Token
NET Nimiq
NPX NaPoleonX
NEXO Nexo
NBAI Nebula AI
NAS Nebulas
NCASH Nucleus Vision
NTK Neurotoken
NMR Numeraire
NxC Nexium
OAX OAX
OMG OmiseGo
ORI Origami
OPEN Open Platform
SHL Oyster Shell
PRL Oyster Pearl
ONL On.Live
OPT Opus
ONT Ontology
OTN Open Trading Network
TRAC OriginTrail
OCN Odyssey
PMNT Paymon
PTOY Patientory/td>
PFR Payfair
PPP PayPie
POE Po.et
PLR Pillar
PARETO Pareto Network
POLY Polymath Network
PXS Pundi X
PPT Populous
PAI PChain
POWR Power Ledger
POS PoSToken
NCT PolySwarm
PTOY Patientory
PRIX Privatix
PLU Pluton
PCL Peculium
PHI PHI Token
PIPL PiplCoin
PRO Propy
PBL Publica
QAU Quantum
QKC QuarkChain
QRL Quantum Resistant Ledger
QVT Qvolta
QSP Quantstamp
QASH QASH
MWAT Red Mwat
RDN Raiden Network Token
RUFF Ruff
MWAT Restart Energy MWAT
RTE Rate3
REQ Request Network
RHOC RChain
BERRY Rentberry
REF RefToken
REAL REAL
RVR RevolutionVR
RED RED
REM Remme
REN Republic Protocol
R Revain
RCN Ripio Credit Network
RVT Rivetz
REBL Rebellious
RLT RouletteToken
RFR Refereum
RKT Rock
ROUND RoundCoin
SAL SalPay
SALT SALT
SGT Status Genesis bounty token
STQ Storiqa
SENC Sentinel Chain
SPF SportyCo
SNC SunContract
UPP Sentinel Protocol
SGN Signals Network
OMX Shivom
SIG Signal Token
SPD Spindle
STK STK
SMT SmartMesh
SHP Sharpe Capitalh
SETH Sether
SHIP ShipChain
SEELE Seele
SHOP Shopin
MFG SyncFab
SRN SIRIN LABS Token
SNGLS SingularDTV
SRC SecureCoin
SENT Sentinel
SS Sharder
SGR Sugar Exchange
KEY SelfKey
SAY SpherePay
SKM Skrumble Network
STORM Storm
SNTR Silent Notary
SWP Swapcoin
CHSB SwissBorg
SWT SwarmCity
STU Student Coin
SDRN Senderon
SNT Status
STX Stox
SPANK SpankChain
SNM SONM
SNOV Snovio
OST Simple Token
DATA Streamr DATAcoin
SUB Substratum
STORJ Storj
TaaS Token as a Service
TOMO TomoChain
TFD TE-FOOD
TKA Tokia
TEL Telcoin
TIO Trade Token
TUSD True USD
ABYSS The Abyss
TMT Traxia
THETA Theta Token
TNB Time New Bank
TNT Tierion
TFL Trueflip
PAY TenX
TIE TIES Network
BAR Titanium Blockchain
TBAR Titanium BAR
TRX Tron
TKN TokenCard
TRST TrustCoin
TRX Tron
UAHPAY UAHPay
UBT Unibright
UTK UTRUST
UKG Unikoin Gold
UFR Upfiring
UP UpToken
VSL vSlice
VERI Veritaseum
VIBE VIBE
VIB Viberate
CRED Verify
VEN VeChain
WAND WandX
WINGS Wings
WABI WaBi
WAX WAX
WRC Worldcore
TRST WeTrust
WTC Walton
WINGS Wings
WPR WePower
XDCE XinFin Network
XAUR Xaurum
XYO XYO Network
YOYOW YOYOW
ZCO Zebi
ZINC ZINC
ZIL Zilliqa
ZSC Zeusshield
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