Ledger develops hardware wallet to safeguard digital assets for crypto enthusiasts. Over the last couple of years, Ledger has established itself as one of the go-to hardware wallets. The main principle behind hardware wallets is to provide full isolation between the private keys and your easy-to-hack computer or smartphone. So instead of storing your private keys on Metamask, which lives in your browser, your keys are stored on a secure element chip. Every time you initiate a transaction, you will need to unlock and approve from your hardware device since that is the only way to access your private keys required to initiate on-chain actions. Below we will go through how you can use your Ledger wallet with Zapper.
There are 2 ways to connect with your Ledger wallet on Zapper:
1. Connect directly via the native Ledger wallet integration:
2. Connect your Ledger to your Metamask wallet, and then connect with Metamask on Zapper:
Once you've connected your Ledger wallet, using Zapper is just as easy as it is with Metamask - the only difference is, everytime you want to transact (e.g. add liquidity or swap assets) you will need to enter your hardware wallet password + approve the transaction from your device.
In this tutorial we will add some liquidity to the USDC/ETH pool on Uniswap V2: