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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:

DBC DeepBrain Chain
GAS Gas
QLC QLINK
RPX Red Pulse

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:

ADX AdEx
ELF Aelf
ACE Ace (Tokenstars)
ARN Aeron
AIX Aigang
ASTRO Astro
ANT Aragon
AE Aeternity
AION AION
DLT Agrello
AST AirSwap
AIR AirToken
AMB Amber
ALIS ALIS
ADT adToken
APPC AppCoins
ACC Accelerator Network
REP Augur
ATL ATLANT
ANT Aragon
ARC ArcticCoin
NIO Autonio
ATS Authorship
B2BX B2BX
BNT Bancor
BAT Basic Attention Token
BBT BitBoost
BCAP BCAP
BQX Bitquence
BTE BitSerial
BEER BeerCoin
BCPT BlockMason
BNTY Bounty0x
BON Bonpay
VEE BLOCKv
BRD Bread
BCDN BlockCDN
BNT Bancor
BTM Bytom
CTX CarTaxi Token
CASH Cash Poker Pro
CAN CanYaCoin
CCO Ccore
CTR Centra
LINK Chainlink
CAG Change
CND Cindicator
CDX Commodity Ad Network
CL Coinlancer
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
MANA Decentraland
DBET DecentBet
DRP Dcorp
HST Decision Token
DENT Dent
DAO Decentralized Autonomous Organization
DGPT DigiPulse
DGD DigixDAO
DNT District0x
DOVU Dovu
DRGN Dragonchain
DICE Etheroll
EDG Edgeless
EGOLD eGold
EDO Eidoo
EPY Emphy
ENG Enigma
ELIX Elixir
ENJ Enjin Coin
EOS Eos
EREAL eReal
ERO Eroscoin
ERC20 ERC20
DNA EncrypGen
EDG Edgeless
BLUE Ethereum Blue
FUEL Etherparty
EMV Ethereum Movie Venture
LEND EthLend
EVC EventChain
EVX Everex
EXRN EXRNchain
FRD Farad
FDX FidentiaX
1ST FirstBlood
FLIXX Flixxo
FYP FlypMe
FUN Funfair
GVT Genesis Vision
GTO Gifto
GIM Gimli
GNO Gnosis
WTT Giga Watt Token
GRID Grid+
GNT Golem
GET GUTS Tickets
GT Global Tour Coin
HKG Hacker Gold
HDG Hedge
HAT Hawala.Today
HVN Hive
HGT HelloGold
HBT Hubii Network
HMQ Humaniq
RLC iExecRLC
ICN Iconomi
ICX Icon
RLC iExec RLC
INS INS Ecosystem
ICOS ICOS
ITT Intelligent Trading Tech
IPL InsurePal
JET JetCoin
KIN Kin
KNC Kyber Network
KCS Kucoin Shares
LA LAToken
LRC Loopring
LUN Lunyr
TAU Lamden
ART Maecenas
GUP Matchpool Guppy
MCAP MCAP
GMT Mercury Protocol
MTX Matryx
MCO Monaco
MGO MobileGo
MIT Mainstreet Investment Tokens
MKR MakerCoin
MLN Melon
MTL Metal
MNE Minereum
MYST Mysterium
AMM MicroMoney
MOD Modum
MDA Moeda Loyalty Points
MCO Monetha
WISH MyWish
NULS Nuls
NTWK Network Token
NET Nimiq
NAS Nebulas
NMR Numeraire
NxC Nexium
OAX OAX
OMG OmiseGo
PRL Oyster Pearl
OPT Opus
PTOY Patientory/td>
PFR Payfair
PPP PayPie
POE Po.et
PLR Pillar
PPT Populous
POWR Power Ledger
POS PoSToken
PTOY Patientory
PRIX Privatix
PLU Pluton
PIPL PiplCoin
PRO Propy
PBL Publica
QAU Quantum
QRL Quantum Resistant Ledger
QVT Qvolta
QSP Quantstamp
RDN Raiden Network Token
REQ Request Network
RHOC RChain
REAL REAL
R Revain
RCN Ripio Credit Network
RVT Rivetz
REBL Rebellious
RLT RouletteToken
ROUND RoundCoin
SALT SALT
SGT Status Genesis bounty token
SRN SIRIN LABS Token
SNGLS SingularDTV
SRC SecureCoin
SGR Sugar Exchange
KEY SelfKey
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
TNB Time New Bank
TNT Tierion
TFL Trueflip
PAY TenX
TIE TIES Network
TRX Tron
TKN TokenCard
TRST TrustCoin
TRX Tron
UAHPAY UAHPay
UTK UTRUST
UKG Unikoin Gold
UFR Upfiring
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
XAUR Xaurum
YOYOW YOYOW
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