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Connecting Lockbox to Blockchain wallet

How to Connect Ledger Nano to Blockchain Wallet

Written by LouiseElizabeth

8th June 2019

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Blockchain is one of the most trusted and well-known online cryptocurrency wallets available. With Blockchain.com you have access to your private keys meaning you have control over your assets and funds meaning your crypto is secure. Whilst Blockchain.com is secure, software wallets are not as secure as a hardware wallet. This is why Blockchain.com have released their own crypto hardware wallet that works seamlessly (along with a Ledger Nano S with your Blockchain online wallet.

What is a Hardware Wallet?

Hardware wallets are physical devices and are one of the safest ways to store your cryptocurrency by storing your private keys offline and away from any potential hackers.

What is Lockbox?

Blockchain has released its own hardware wallet called Lockbox. Lockbox has been designed specifically by Ledger (creators of the Ledger Nano S). By storing your private key in a hardware wallet, you are securing your crypto offline, keeping it another step away from hackers. Therefore by using their Lockbox in conjunction with the online wallet, you get the best of both worlds. The easiest, most widely used web wallet and the most secure offline storage solution creating a seamless experience to trade, transact, and protect your crypto.

Ledger Nano S and Blockchain

The good news is that if you already have an existing Ledger Nano S hardware wallet you can also use this in conjunction with your Blockchain online wallet without the need to purchase a new Blockchain Lockbox device.

What Cryptocurrencies Are Supported?

You can store, receive, send and exchange any cryptocurrencies supported by your Blockchain.com wallet.

Connecting an Existing Ledger Nano S

The steps that I will take you through will be if you have an existing Lockbox or Ledger Nano S

  • Log into your Blockchain.com account and select Hardware from the left-hand pane.
  • Click onto “Get Started”
Ledger Nano X - The secure hardware wallet

It will then ask you to ‘Select Your Device’.

Connect Blockchain.com and Nano S

For existing devices, select Sign In with PIN

Blockchain and Nano Sign In
  • Connect your Ledger Nano S to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
  • Enter your pin for your device.

Ensure the device dashboard is open and you are not in an application.

Once connected, you will see a blue button prompt, stating that the connection was successful.

  • ‘Click to Continue’
Ledger Nano S & Blockchain Connection
  • Open the Bitcoin App on your Ledger Nano S.

This will pair your device with your Blockchain wallet so that you can always view the balance of your Lockbox.

Pairing Ledger Nano S and Blockchain

Tip: You will need to have the Bitcoin app loaded onto your device in order to pair your hardware wallet with your Blockchain web wallet. If you do not have the app installed, you can install it from the “Pair Device” screen during your sign in process.

If your version of the BTC app requires you to export your public keys, you will be prompted on your device to export your keys 6 times. Accept all 6 by clicking onto the tick on your device.

How to setup Blockchain and Nano S

You can then start a tour of your hardware wallet or you can choose to skip the tour.

Managing Apps in Blockchain.com

To add, update or remove applications, clicking onto the Manage Apps button to open the app manager which allows you to change and update the apps on your device.

Managing Nano Apps within Blockchain.com

Sending From Lockbox Hardware Wallets

To send your crypto, you will need to connect your hardware wallet to Blockchain.

Sending from your Ledger Nano S (or Lockbox) device uses the same process as sending from your Blockchain.com online Wallet.

  • Select Send from the Dashboard or your chosen wallet
  • Select Lockbox and your device from the “From” dropdown list
Sending Crypto from Hardware Wallet in Blockchain

You can then send your cryptocurrency in the usual way.

If you’re new to Blockchain or would like to follow a step by step guide check out this blog post!

Blockchain.com how to guide

Requesting Funds Into Your Hardware Wallet

You do not need your hardware wallet connected to receive or request funds.

Requesting/Receiving cryptocurrency uses the same process as receiving funds into your Blockchain.com online Wallet.

  • Select Send from the Dashboard or your chosen wallet
  • Select your hardware device from the ‘Receive To’ dropdown
How to receive funds in Blockchain with Nano

You can then request your cryptocurrency in the usual way.

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1 Comment

  1. Berg Jon

    It looks like Blockchain hard wallet Lockbox is on a halt?? does this mean Nano S will not work as well, do you know this?

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