Receive crypto assets

You can receive crypto assets on accounts managed by your Ledger Nano S device by generating a receive address in the Ledger Live application.

  Security tip

Always send a small amount first. Then verify that the transaction was properly received by the recipient address before proceeding to send larger amounts.

Before you begin

  • Ledger Live should be ready to use.
  • Check that the right app is installed on your Ledger Nano S.
    Ex: install the Bitcoin app to receive Bitcoin.

Instructions

  1. Click Receive on the left panel, or from the top of an account detail page.
  2. Type or use the drop-down list to choose the account to receive crypto assets in.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Connect and unlock your Ledger Nano S. Then open the crypto asset app as instructed.
  5. Read the on-screen instructions and click on Verify to generate a receive address on your device.
  6. Verify that the address shown on your screen is the same as the address shown in Ledger Live. If the addresses are the same, press the right button on your device to confirm.
  7. Click Copy to copy the address and share it with the sender of the transaction. Carefully check that the address does not change after you copy and paste it.  

Don't have your device?

  • On the account selection screen, click on I don't have my device to generate a receive address.
  • The generated receive address does not benefit from the optimal level of security because the receive address on Ledger Live is not verified on your Ledger Nano S. 

Privacy of blockchain addresses

You've generated an address for the selected account, that you can share with the sender.

  • Blockchains based on Bitcoin are public networks. For optimal privacy, the addresses of those crypto assets should generally not be re-used after a transaction.
  • Ledger Live generates new addresses for crypto assets based on Bitcoin.
  • For crypto assets based on Bitcoin, the previous addresses do remain valid, but they don't offer an optimal level of privacy.
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