BitGo Ledger Guide

Setting up your new Ledger Nano S

In order to use your Nano S with BitGo’s web wallet, you’ll need version 1.1.2 or of the Ledger Bitcoin wallet with browser support enabled. This requires firmware version 1.2. If you need to update your firmware, refer to this step by step guide.

After updating your firmware, you can restore a previously configured seed or follow the first steps guide.

Currently, the latest version (1.1.4+) of the Bitcoin wallet app supporting browser U2F is a beta build. You can access it from the Applications tab of the Ledger Wallet Manager Chrome app by clicking “Show developer items” in the bottom right.

Once you have a browser U2F capable Bitcoin wallet app installed, enable “Browser support” in the app’s settings.

Setting up your new Ledger Blue

No firmware update is required for the Blue, but you will probably need to update the Bitcoin wallet app. It requires at least Bitcoin app version 1.1.3 and that you need to first uninstall the existing app by clicking the trash can icon in Ledger's app manager, then confirming the uninstall on the Blue, then finally installing the new version by clicking the "down arrow" icon in the Ledger app manager and confirming the installation on the Blue.

Creating a Ledger Enable BitGo wallet

1. Log in to your BitGo account.
2. Click the “Create wallet” button.


3. Enter a wallet label then click Next.


4. Connect your Ledger device to your computer via USB and enter your PIN to unlock it.

5. Open the Bitcoin app on your Ledger.

6. In your browser, select the Ledger Wallet option then click Next.

7. A Key Recovery Service (KRS) is the advised option for your backup key source. Click Next to proceed with the default KRS option, or, you may choose to enter your own BIP32 public keychain, or another option.

8. Your wallet has been created. You may now disconnect your Ledger. 

Sending a transaction using your Ledger enabled BitGo wallet

1. Login to your BitGo account.
2. Select your Ledger enabled wallet.

3. Click the “Send” button.

4. Enter a destination address, amount and an optional memo.

5. Click Send.


6. Verify the prepared transaction and fee in your browser.

7. Connect your Ledger device to your computer via USB and enter your PIN to unlock it.

8. Open the Bitcoin app on your Ledger.

9. In your browser, click Send Funds.


10. You may be prompted to enter a 2FA code to proceed.

11. When prompted, accept or reject the transaction using your Ledger.

12. You will be taken to a detailed view of your sent transaction. You may now disconnect your Ledger.

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