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How do I see my Avalanche C-Chain assets natively in Ledger Live?
How do I see my Avalanche C-Chain assets natively in Ledger Live?
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Written by Amanda
Updated over a week ago

Ledger Live has added support for the Avalanche C-Chain and certain assets natively into its interface. Users are now able to add accounts and send funds directly through Ledger Live. It is recommended that users ensure their Ledger Live software, Ledger firmware, and Avalanche Ledger application are all up to date to interact with these features.

NOTE: At this time, only the C-Chain and certain tokens are supported in the Ledger Live UI. Users will not be able to see their X or P-Chain balances or interact with them.

Viewing the account and its funds in Ledger Live

  • Users can see an overview of their total balance and all assets on the Portfolio page.

  • Clicking on the Account tab will filter balances by account, where users can expand their Avalanche C-Chain account to see what additional tokens they have.

  • Clicking on an individual token (or account with only AVAX in it) will show additional token and transaction details.

Adding an account in Ledger Live

  1. Click on the Accounts tab

  2. Click Add Account

  3. Type in and select Avalanche C-Chain

  4. Verify with the Avalanche Ledger application

  5. Confirm in Ledger Live

Users are also able to add an Avalanche C-Chain account in Ledger Live by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to the My Ledger tab

  2. Filter by Apps Installed

  3. Click on the Add Account button next to the Avalanche application

NOTE: Users will not be able to add additional accounts through Ledger Live until the previous account is funded.

How does this affect users who wish to stake their AVAX?

Ledger Live uses the Ledger Live derivation path when deriving addresses on the Ledger devices. When users connect their Ledgers to platforms that do not use the Ledger Live derivation path primarily, the users may not see the expected addresses or funds associated with them.

Core web’s direct Ledger connection feature utilizes the BIP44 derivation path. If a user has created and funded an account through the Ledger Live interface and then connected the Ledger directly to Core web, they will not see the address or the funds in the Core web interface.

Users who have created and funded accounts through Ledger Live that want to stake their AVAX should do the following:

  1. Download the Core extension on Chrome.

  2. When accessing an existing wallet, click on the Derivation Path drop-down after selecting the Ledger device, and choose Ledger Live (not BIP44, the default option).

  3. Users will then see the first 3 derived addresses for their Ledger on the Ledger Live derivation path, which will match the addresses seen in the Ledger Live UI.

  4. After completing the onboarding workflow, users will be redirected to Core web with the Core extension connected.

  5. Users can follow these Validating or Delegating tutorials depending on how they wish to stake their AVAX.

For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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