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How to Connect a Ledger Nano to Binance Smart Chain (BSC)?
The Ledger Nano S and Ledger Nano X are cold storage devices used to store private keys and crypto securely. These hardware wallets never connect to the internet keeping the private keys safe from hackers. Ledger Nano devices are compatible with multiple blockchains, such as Ethereum, Tron, Binance Chain, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain (BSC). In this article, we will show you how to connect Ledger Nano to BSC. Make sure to download Ledger Live and install MetaMask for your browser.
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How to Connect a Ledger Nano to Binance Smart Chain (BSC)?
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Your Ledger Nano can store any BEP-20 token, but not every BEP-20 token in the BSC ecosystem is natively displayed on your Ledger Nano. For this reason, to manage your non-supported BEP-20 tokens, you will need to use a wallet like MetaMask with your Ledger Nano.

1. If you don’t already have MetaMask installed on your Chrome, Firefox, or another supported browser, head to their website and install the compatible extension.
2. Create a MetaMask wallet or log in to your existing MetaMask wallet. Creating a wallet is simple – just make sure to keep a secure backup of your seed phrase, ideally on a device not connected to the internet.
3. Next, you’ll need to follow our Connecting MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain guide. This will involve adding a Customer RPC with the following details:

Mainnet

Network Name: Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

ChainID: 56

Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com

Once you’ve successfully followed the tutorial, return to step 4 here.

4. Connecting your Nano Ledger to your computer and then open your device’s Binance Smart Chain app. You can do this by searching for the Binance Smart Chain icon and simultaneously pressing both of your Nano Ledger’s buttons.

5. Open the Ledger Live app connected to your Nano Ledger. 

6. In MetaMask, go to [Settings] – [Advanced] and then toggle on [Use Ledger Live]. Your Nano Ledger will then show up as an account in MetaMask.

7. Next, you’ll need to add your unsupported BEP-20 token’s contract address into MetaMask as a custom token.

8. You can find your BEP-20 token’s contract by looking up the coin on CoinMarketCap or GoinGecko. You’ll see the box below with the information you need to copy. Also, make sure to take note of the [Decimal] field too.

9. Making sure you’re on your Ledger Nano account in MetaMask, and you have Binance Smart Chain selected, click on the [Assets] tab. Scroll to the bottom and then click [Add Token].

10. Copy the token contract address in and the decimal. MetaMask will usually fill out the rest of the details for you. The [Token Symbol] field is the ticker symbol you want your wallet and Nano Ledger to display for the crypto. In our example, this would be CAKE. Finally, click [Next].

You now will have successfully added support for your BEP-20 token on your Nano Ledger. If you decide to move the tokens onto your wallet, make sure to have some BEP-20 BNB for your transaction fees.

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