Manage Particl on Ledger Nano S

ledger-wallet.jpg The Ledger Nano S is a hardware wallet, a special type of bitcoin wallet which stores the user's private keys in a secure hardware device. They have major advantages over standard software wallets: private keys are stored in a secure chip, and cannot be transferred out of the device in plaintext. That means your funds are safe even when connected to an infected or malicious computer or a phishing/scam web page. For these reasons, we highly recommend users to protect their funds by setting up a Ledger Nano S.

Before starting the setup process, make sure you have:

Linux users

Make sure you have added the udev rules to allow device access – see Fix connection issues (under Linux tab) for more info.

If you already have a working Ledger wallet, you can skip this.

For more information, see Particl on Ledger guide on Ledger Support

  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger Nano S.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device by pressing the right button.
  4. Find Particl in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.

    5.1 An installation window appears.

    5.2 Your device will display Processing…

    5.3 The app installation is confirmed.

If you already have a wallet on this computer, make sure to back the wallet.dat file up by renaming or moving it elsewhere!

  1. Launch Particl-Qt on your computer
  2. Go to File → HD Wallet (if it's the first time you're setting up a wallet on this computer or if you don't have any wallet.dat file in your Particl config folder, then Particl-Qt will automatically bring you to this section)
  3. Click on the Hardware Device tab
  4. Connect your Ledger Nano S to your computer via USB
  5. Make sure the device is properly unlocked and connected to Ledger Live
  6. Click on Import
  7. When your Particl-Qt wallet says Waiting for device, follow the instructions displayed on your Ledger hardware wallet screen
  8. Your Particl-Qt client is now ready to be used in conjunction with your Ledger hardware wallet

  1. Open your Particl-Qt client containing your Ledger hardware wallet (as set up in the steps above)
  2. Connect your Ledger hardware wallet to your computer and unlock it using your PIN code
  3. Select and start the Particl application on your Ledger hardware wallet
  4. Click on Particl-Qt's Send tab
  5. Enter your transaction details (PART amount and destination address)
  6. Click Send → Yes
  7. Particl-Qt will prompt you to follow the steps displayed on your Ledger hardware wallet's screen
  8. Confirm the transaction on your device if the transaction details are correct

To enable cold staking on your Ledger Nano S, follow the steps in this hardware cold staking tutorial.