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How to start with Ledger Nano or Ledger HW.1?

You just purchased your Nano or HW.1, now you need to configure it and install an application to manage your bitcoins.

You need 3 things to make your Nano / HW.1 work:

  • a connected computer running Chrome browser, where you will install and run your wallet to manage your accounts, send and receive Bitcoin payments,
  • your Nano to log in your Chrome applications,
  • your security card, a black plastic card provided in your box, to authentify each sending transaction
To install what you need to start with your Nano / HW.1, go on https://www.ledgerwallet.com/start and follow the instructions.

Following this tutorial pages you will:

  1. Initialize your device
  2. Backup your wallet
  3. Install your Bitcoin wallet on Chrome
  4. You can also install the Ledger Authenticator app on your mobile to replace your security card
Please note that the Ledger Manager application is not required with the Nano / HW.1, this app is only suited for Nano S and Blue.