How to install and use Ark with my Ledger | Ledger

How to install and use Ark with my Ledger

The Ledger Nano S manages Ark token. It works on Windows (7+), Mac (10.8+), Linux. It requires one USB port to plug your Ledger Nano S or your Blue. it doesn't work on Android and iOS. Be careful, this application doesn't work with a Ledger Wallet application but with the Ark Client software you need to install.

The Nano, the Blue and the HW.1 don't support Ark.

 To create and launch your Ark wallet:

1. install the Ark Client software on your computer

  • You need to have installed at least the version 1.3.2 or to update the Ark client if you already have it in a lower version by clicking on "New version available" in the upper left corner.
  • A security warning may prompt from your Windows or Mac system stating that they do not know the publisher. Click on "more information" to go on installing the software.

2. install the Ark application on your device via the Ledger Manager

These 2 first steps are only required once. Now everything is ready to manage your Arkaccount.
 

3. Once these apps are installed, open your Ark wallet:

  • Launch the Ark Client software on your computer
  • Open your Ark application on the device itself
  • Check that the "Browser support" setting of this Ark application is disabled
    Ark> Settings > Browser support
    ON A NANO S
    - scroll with the right button to find the "settings", press both buttons to open them
    - scroll with the right button to find the "browser support", press both buttons to open it
    - select NO by pressing both buttons to disable the browser support
  • A new wallet shows up

  • Click on the title of the wallet or on the address to see the wallet details and use it

For each sending transaction, the Ledger device will ask you to verify the details of your transaction (amount, fees, address) before confirming. Press right button on the Nano S, tap on the Blue.


HOW DOES IT WORK

The Ark Client is an account manager, where you can send and receive Ark transactions, vote and check your balance.
This application is published by the Ark team.

Using a Ledger Nano S to manage Ark means that your private keys and sensitive operations are protected inside the Secure element of the device. They are not exposed online. 

For each sending transaction, your application will ask you to verify it on your device: your device will display the amount, recipient address and you will have to manually sign by confirming everything is alright on the device.

 The Ark Ledger support is a Beta one. You'll find more details on the Ark blog to use it and understand everything about it.