How do I upload a key using my Ledger?

Sign into your account, then click 'Keys' on the left to get started.

Keys are required to create vaults and loans. You will use a Ledger hardware wallet to upload a key to your account.

What you'll need

  • Your Ledger hardware wallet with its USB cord
  • A PC or Mac with USB ports to connect your hardware wallet
  • Ledger Live installed on your computer
  • An approved Unchained account

How to upload a Ledger key to your account

  1. Follow the guide from the manufacturer to set up the device as new.
  2. Sign in to your Unchained Capital account, click Keys on the left side menu and Upload new key.
  3. Type a name for your key.
  4. Connect your Ledger to the computer and unlock it with its PIN.
  5. Highlight the “Bitcoin” app on the Ledger screen and press both buttons to select it. The Ledger should say, “Bitcoin is ready.”
  6. Choose Ledger as your hardware wallet and Connect to Ledger.
  7. Follow the prompts to export your public key.

That’s it! You can now use your key to create vaults and loans.

Tip: Practice good key management by reviewing our operational security article.