How To Access The Bitcoin Cash (BCH / BCC) On Your Ledger Nano S

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Tested on the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet

-Get it here (Official Site):

-Or here (Crypto Hardware Wallet Super Store):

1. Plug in your Nano S.

2. Uninstall the current version of the Ledger Bitcoin App on your Ledger Nano S.

3. Install the latest version of the Ledger Bitcoin Chrome App.

4. Open the Ledger Bitcoin Chrome App. (Make sure that "browser support" is disabled in the settings, on your device, by hitting the left button to select "x")

5. Select "Settings"

6. Select "Blockchains"

7. Select "Bitcoin Cash"

8. Select "Main"

9. Voila!

* In order to see your BTC balance once again just click "Blockchains", and then "Bitcoin".

Happy Fork Day!


Why pick main? They recommend picking split?

You have to choose MAIN before you can actually split those tokens. What you can do is click "Split", get a "Split" address by copying it from "Receive". And then log into MAIN, and SEND your BCH over to the address you copied, by pasting it in the SEND tab.

That will put it in a separate chain altogether, which is what is recommended. You need to get access to those coins on the main chain, basically, first.

My brain seems to think that it would be more logical to move the main BTC over to a new address for security reasons, then send the BCH to a new address. It doesn't seem like a good idea to proceed with either coin having the same private key as before?

Thanks a lot for the reply!


This is why the split function is there. It separates the funds to the new address.

I thought so but I wasn't sure lol - I've been waiting for you all to test it out first before I tried to do mine Lol, so thanks for doing this! I'll pass along the info for sure :)

I tried to send it from the main to the split but transaction keeps failing, tried to shapeshift it, failed too.. i'm stuck

Glad everything went perfect with the fork and I am about to check out my ledger now reinstall the app. Thanks for the post...Steemians get a ledger if you don't already have one.

@crpt0 you couldn't have hinted the BTC balance lol ;) At least show the last Satoshi hahah. Keep steeming and UPVOTED.

Loaded MAIN, then tried to SPLIT, but got an error modal :(
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Have you accessed the wallet from the Bitcoin Cash App ot the Bitcoin app? If from Bitcoin app then it will show that error so check it again from Bitcoin Cash wallet.

I have been getting the same error message and I am on Bitcoin Cash....Just have been watching the price drop. Can't do anything about it Ledger.

You need to open the Bitcoin Cash App on your ledger. Otherwise all transactions will fail caused of verification problems.

I got this after I lost 20K this morning and subsequently recovered it with their help (before the bug fix)


The Ledger Wallet Chrome app had a display bug issue which has been solved in the v1.8.4 which has just been published.
Please make sure that you update the Chrome app to the latest version (restart Chrome should be enough, otherwise uninstall and reinstall the Chrome app).

The bug may unfortunately have wiped the name of your accounts, as well as your settings. If this is the case, you'll have to enter them again (you'll see that the name of your accounts have been replaced by "Recovered account #x").

No funds have been at risk, and you will see all your balances and transactions normally once you have updated to the v1.8.4.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

​Best regards,
-- Eric Larchevêque, CEO



Great information. Thanks a lot.

With the update the dollar value dropped out for both BTC and Bcash

How do you claim bch with exodus wallet man?

Hi, cheers for the step by step, can you please tell me if we have full access to our private keys with the nano s and how do i view it. Thanks

How do you 'backup' your ledger nano s?

I have already recorded all the recovery phrases, but does the wallet backup automatically, or is this a manual process that I need to do, and if so then how?

Let's see how the hard fok ends

Grate! So if i spend btcc the btc ballance stay as on the chain before split, right?

Thanks, this is really useful, I was just wondering about my ledger nano s.

Nice post, useful guide that many will be able to use


I love ledger, but this is a little more confusing than when the ethereum app added eth classic. I noticed it was weird whenever I would choose Bitcoin Cash and I could choose either main or split and the balance showed zero.

Plus, quick question. If I only want to send BTC now, do I still choose Bitcoin? Or do I have to choose Bitcoin SegWit2X?

Thanks for the post!

Thanks for this! Very helpful to new kids like me :)

My app won't even open. Did a firmwear update and everything.

Great info and love your youtube channel! keep it up!

any idea on how to get your bitcoin cash from a paper wallet

Great tips my friend!

My BTC / BCC are stored in Ledger Nano S and paper wallet

Thanks for sharing

can i send my Bitcoin cash from hardware wallet to an exchange?

Yes you can.
Check out which exchanges support BCC (always exercise due diligence research before sending any coin to a exchange), then send it over to your wallet on the exchange.

Happy trading :)

Great tutorial! Thanks you for sharing this useful tut!
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Is this the safest way to access both BTC and BCH on the Ledger?

sooo when I did that for some reason all the transfers came under BTH (like all the transfers and withdraws) then under BTC it doesn't have any transaction but my balance is there

any feedback?

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Excellent write up. Now do one for trezor fans :)

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Thanks Bro . Much Needed. Right on time. Thanks again.

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Ledger recommends SPLIT first, that is what I did, and it worked:

Open the Bitcoin Cash application on the Ledger device,

Open the Bitcoin Wallet Chrome app
Select Settings / Blockchains / Cash / Split

Click on Receive, write down the address : I usually copy it and paste in email or google doc temporarily...
Copy the address and then go back to the BCC Wallet app page
Select Settings / Blockchains / Cash / Main

Click on Send, paste the wallet address, and send to this address.

Give it a minute then you will have the two apps on the Ledger : BTC and BCH (Cash), and you will have an equal amount of BHC as you had BTC. Comprende ?

Wait, you end up with zero bch? That does not seem correct. Also don't you have to install bch wallet on your ledger?

thank you so much!
Love your youtube channel. I watch every day :-)

Could you do one of these for the Copay wallet

Thank you. Now, if my Nano S would just SHOW UP i'd be all set. Hopefully this week. I'm not touching any BCH until then.

I just opened my Ledger nano s since the fork, selected bitcoin cash and hit "main" and Voila! BCH.
Looks like as of noon on Aug 4th app version is 1.8.5

sounds easy.

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