As a platform, TRON is looking to “decentralize the internet”, meaning it wants to enable content creators to directly reach their audience, without relying on third-party servers, intermediaries or content distribution networks. To do this, TRON provides a highly scaling blockchain built to support advanced decentralized applications (or dApps), that can be accessed without restrictions.
As one of the most promising projects in recent times, TRON is widely anticipated to grow wildly in value in the coming years. Part of this stems from Tron’s recent acquisition of the popular file-sharing protocol BitTorrent, which has over 100 million active users — a community Tron CEO Justin Sun intends to heavily involve in the developing Tron ecosystem.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you of TRON’s potential, consider the fact that the native TRON token, TRX, has seen more than 50% growth since the beginning of 2019, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down soon. Naturally, if you plan on buying or holding your TRX for the long term, you’re going to need a secure wallet solution to do so.
Luckily, the TRON and Ledger have worked together to enable you to use your Ledger Nano S hardware wallet to create and manage your TRX using Tron Scan — the official TRON wallet and explorer.
What You Need Before Starting
Make sure to update your “Ledger Live” App from here:
- An initialized Ledger Nano S with the Tron app installed
- Access to a computer with an internet browser (Chrome or Opera)
- An official Ledger USB cable
Creating Your TRON Wallet
Step 1: To begin creating your TRON wallet using your Ledger and Tron Scan, you’ll need to visit the official Tron Scan page: https://tronscan.org/#/
Note that Tron Scan will only be able to detect your Ledger if you are using Chrome or Opera, most other browsers are currently not supported.
Step 2: In the upper right corner of the Tron Scan website, you’ll see the ‘SIGN IN’ option.
Hover over this to bring up a list of available options, and select ‘LEDGER’ from the list.
Step 3: After selecting the Ledger option, Tron Scan will begin looking for a connected Ledger device.
When you see this screen, connect your Ledger Nano S to the computer using the official Ledger USB cable. Once connected, unlock the device using your PIN and open the Tron app.
Step 4: On your Ledger Nano S, you should be prompted to confirm your address. Check the address on the Ledger screen, and click the right button once to confirm.
Once confirmed, Tron Scan should automatically detect this, and the ‘SIGN IN’ button should appear in your browser. When you are presented with the below screen, click ‘SIGN IN’ to navigate to your TRON wallet.
Step 5: You have now successfully accessed your Ledger Nano S Tron wallet through Tron Scan. Here, you will be able to access and explore the full range of TRON features, including sending payments, voting for super representatives, interacting with smart contracts and managing your accounts.
However, before you will be able to get involved in the nitty-gritty of the TRON ecosystem, you will first need to ensure you have TRON in your balance. To find your wallet address, you will need to hover over the ‘WALLET’ option in the top right, and click the ‘RECEIVE’ option.
Step 6: After clicking the ‘RECEIVE’ button, you will be presented with your TRON (TRX) wallet address and QR code. Simply deposit your funds to this address to begin interacting with the TRON blockchain.
What to do Next?
Congratulations! You have now completed connecting your Ledger Nano S with the Tron Scan web wallet, your TRX is now as secure as can be.
If you are looking to squeeze even more functionality out of your hardware wallet, why not check out some of our other recent guides?
- How to use your Ledger Nano S as a two-factor authentication stick
- Use your Ledger Nano S to store and transfer ERC20 tokens
- Use your Ledger wallet to safely store EOS
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