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1: Set up and fund Ledger Live with DOT

1. Install Polkadot app and create account
  • Ensure your Ledger hardware device is connected to your computer and unlocked, and that you are operating the latest version of Ledger Live
  • Within Ledger Live select Manager
  • Search for the Polkadot App in the catalog and follow the on-screen prompts to install the app on your hardware device
  • Select Accounts within Ledger Live and click Add account
  • Select Continue
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to authorize the account with your Ledger hardware device
  • Select Add Account
2. Transfer DOT

Once the Polkadot App is installed, select Receive within Ledger Live

  • Under Account to credit select the Polkadot account you just created
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to authorize the transaction on your Ledger hardware device
  • Copy the public hash code (address) of your Ledger Polkadot account that appears on the screen of Ledger Live
  • Ensure that the public hash for your account matches the address showing on the screen of your Ledger hardware device, and, if so, select Accept on your Ledger hardware device
  • Select Done on the confirmation screen
  • Transfer your DOT from the exchange/wallet in which it is held by sending it to the Ledger Polkadot account public hash code (address) that you copied above
  • Your DOT balance should now show in your Ledger Live Polkadot account. It may take up to 10 minutes to show the balance.