Set up and use Electron Cash

Set up and use the Electron Cash desktop application to manage Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Electron Cash supports the Ledger Nano S and the Ledger Blue devices.

Before you start

  • Install the latest version of the Bitcoin app on your device, since Bitcoin Cash requires it.
  • Install the latest Bitcoin Cash app on your device.

Step by step instructions

Install Electron Cash
  1. Go to ElectronCash.org.
  2. Download Electron Cash for your operating system.
  3. Select your operating system:
    • Windows: move the downloaded .exe file to your applications folder.
    • Mac: open the downloaded .dmg file and move it to your applications folder.
    • Linux: follow these instructions.
Connect to Ledger device
  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open the Bitcoin Cash app.
  3. Launch Electron Cash from your applications folder. The install wizard opens.
  4. Leave the default wallet name and click Next.
  5. Select Standard wallet and click Next.
  6. At the keystore screen, select Use a hardware device and click Next.
  7. Select your Ledger device and click next.
  8. Leave the derivation path as default (m/44'/145'/0') and click Next.

Your addresses are generated and voilà! Your account balances are shown in the History tab. You can now manage your BCH from your Ledger device using Electron Cash.

Receive BCH

  Always start by sending a small test amount. Proceed only with larger transactions if the test transaction was successful.

Instructions

  1. Open the Receive tab.
  2. Copy and share the Receiving address with the person or service that will transfer to your account. Make sure you double-check the address if you copy and paste it.
Send BCH

  Always start by sending a small test amount. Proceed only with larger transactions if the test transaction was successful.

Instructions

  1. Open the Send tab.
  2. Enter the recipient address in the Pay to fieldPlease verify the address when you copy and paste.
  3. Enter the Amount to send and select the network fees.
  4. Click Send. Check the amount and fees, then confirm by clicking Yes.
  5. Verify the amount, receiving address and fees all displayed on your device.
  6. If everything is correct, confirm the transaction by pressing the right button to sign it. 
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