Secure Your Most Prized Wilder Assets with Ledger
💫 Welcome Wilder! Ready to live the lore and protect your assets with a Ledger like n3o does?
💫 Wilder World wants to ensure that Wilders near and far are up to speed on best practices to keep Wilder NFTs and tokens safe. This guide will showcase the most common ways to utilize a blockchain wallet and why Ledger is our go-to option for securing our Trinities!
💫 With a deeper understanding on how to organize your $WILD, NFTs, and the wallets they are stored in, you’ll be ready to secure your most prized digital assets like precious gems in an impenetrable vault.
Types of Wallets💰
Below we’ve listed the three main variations on how to utilize a wallet on the blockchain: ❄️ A Cold Wallet is a hardware wallet that should hold your most valuable assets. This wallet stays completely offline. Do not connect it to any sites or approve any smart contracts. You want to be as safe as possible with your Wilder World assets; do not risk compromise with this wallet!
🔥 A Hot Wallet is a very active wallet. Usually automated with programs built to trade for you. These programs are constantly signing contracts, transferring assets, etc. Wilders, note that your own hand would not be the one actually signing to approve these actions. Using a wallet in this way will make it very susceptible to compromise.
🔅A Warm Wallet is the same as a hot wallet, but without automation. Your hand would always be the one approving transactions and smart contracts. This makes it safer than a hot wallet and better suited for trading a minimal amount of Wilder World assets.
Digital (Online)💻 vs Hardware (Offline)🗄️
Knowing the difference between digital and hardware wallets is one of many small steps towards harnessing the power that knowledge of blockchain safety can provide.
In both the real world and in the 5D metaverse, online wallets, like MetaMask, live on your computer and store your private keys on the device. On the flip side, offline wallets, like Ledger, can be unplugged from the computer, and keep your private keys safe in a complex, protected, USB device. Offline wallets can utilize online wallets, like MetaMask or Ledger Live, for active use.
💻 Digital Examples
- MetaMask, Coinbase, Binance, & Exodus
🗄️ Hardware Examples
- Ledger, Trezor, NGRAVE, & BitBox
Using a Ledger 📔
Danger lurks around every corner when managing a portfolio of cryptocurrency and NFTs and there are many scammers in the trustless environment of blockchain who are looking for the weak link. Don’t let that be you!
Ledger is Wilder World’s top recommendation for protected, offline Blockchain storage hardware to keep your $WILD and WW NFTs safe. With Ledger, Wilders can secure, store, and manage over 5,500+ crypto assets, including NFTs.
What Ledger Model should I Get?
We recommend either the S Plus or the X, as they are the most updated models
Setting Up Your Brand New Ledger 📄
Wilder World recognizes the quality of protection that Ledger wallets provide, and recommends using their products to keep your Wilder World assets safe. Now let’s get started on making sure your life savings turned NFTs are safe and sound!
📌 First, connect the Ledger to your computer using the supplied USB-C cable. Your device will start the prompts with this friendly welcome instruction of either the Ledger logo or Welcome to Ledger Nano S Plus/X. Press the right button to continue, depending on your device. Next, you’ll simply press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions.
📌 Then, press both buttons simultaneously to choose the option Set up as new device.
Now, it's Time to Choose your Sacred PIN Code! 🔢
🔒 Press both buttons when choosing the PIN code. Your final code should have 4 to 8 digits. Now, press the right or left button to choose the first digit of your PIN code.
🔒 Ledger buttons are kinda small but you can press both buttons to enter a digit. Repeat this step until you've entered 4 to 8 digits.
🔒 Next, select the checkmark (✓) and press both buttons to confirm the PIN code. Use the backspace icon to erase a digit.
🔒 Confirm your PIN code by entering it (again).
All hail the Secret Recovery Phrase 📜
🔒 Keep it secret, keep it safe!
🔒 Press both buttons when Choose PIN code with 4 to 8 digits is displayed on the device.
🔒 Press the right or left button to choose the first digit of your PIN code.
🔒 Press both buttons at once to select a number.
🔒 Repeat the process until you've entered 4 to 8 digits.
🔒 Select the checkmark (✓) and press both buttons to confirm the PIN code. Use the backspace icon to erase a digit.
🔒 Confirm your PIN code by entering it once more.
🔒 Your 24-word recovery phrase will now be displayed word by word on the Ledger screen. The recovery phrase is the only backup of your private keys. It will be displayed only once.
🔒 Take a blank Recovery sheet supplied in the box.
🔒 Press both buttons to move on once Write down your recovery phrase has appeared.
🔒 Press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions. Then press both buttons to continue.
🔒 Write each of those ironically unrelated words onto the recovery sheet in chronological numerical order. Once done, you can verify the recovery phrase.
🔒 (optional) To verify your 24 words, press the left button.
🔒 Press both buttons to confirm your recovery phrase.
🔒 Select the requested word by navigating with the left or right button. Validate the word by pressing both buttons. Repeat this step for each requested word. Your device will display Your Recovery Phrase is Set. Keep it in a secure place.
🔒 Press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions. Then, once you have finished sweating, quadruple checking you got it written down right, press both buttons to continue. Your device will display Processing and then your device is now ready once you've successfully completed the setup process.
🔒 Hold both buttons for 3 seconds to access the Control Center. The Control Center is where you can access the apps and settings on your new WILD device.
Ledger Live and Account Creation 🖥️
To properly manage your Wilder assets inside this mystical device, you’ll need to download Ledger Live. The application will allow you to look at all those tough lookin’ Wolves and send/receive assets! Before we begin, let’s go over some quick pro tips:
🔒 Always ensure to install and run the latest update of Ledger Live.
🔒 Check which crypto assets are supported in Ledger Live. Others will require an external wallet.
🔒 Make sure the required crypto asset app is installed on your device. For example, to add Bitcoin accounts, make sure that the Bitcoin app is installed. ERC20 tokens require the Ethereum app.
🔒 Note that the Ledger Nano X has Bluetooth capabilities which allow you to connect your device and Ledger Live on your smartphone to manage your crypto assets on the go!
Check out this article if you would like a tutorial on how to set up this Bluetooth connection.
Let’s Make Some WILDLY Secure Accounts! 🔐
🔒 Launch Ledger Live.
🔒 On the left panel, click on Accounts. If the Accounts button is greyed out, click on Portfolio.
🔒 Click the Add account button.
🔒 Type or click the drop-down list to choose the crypto asset of the account to add. In the case of Wilder World, we will be using Ethereum.
🔒 Connect and unlock your device, then open the Ethereum app. Click Continue. Ledger Live will look for existing accounts in the blockchain. These are then displayed one by one.
🔒 In the Accounts step, different sections can appear:
👉 In the Select existing accounts section accounts are shown that already have blockchain transactions. Add a checkmark to the account(s) to add and choose a name for them.
👉 In the Add new account section you can add a new account by adding a checkmark. This is not possible when the last created account of that crypto asset has not received a transaction yet.
👉 The Accounts already in Portfolio section lists the accounts that are already in Portfolio and thus can not be added.
🔒 Click Continue. Your account(s) will be added to the Portfolio.
🔒 Click Add more to continue adding accounts. Otherwise, close the Add accounts window.
📌 For the full article, visit this guide.
Ledger, MetaMask, & OpenSea: Oh what a Wholesome Trinity 3️⃣
Pairing a Ledger to MetaMask and OpenSea accounts will provide Wilders access to minting, staking, buying, & transferring all the high quality NFTs and tokens Wilder World has to offer.
Although there are other digital wallets to pair with a Ledger, Wilder World recommends using MetaMask for its ease of use and popularity in the space.
Time to Set Up a New MetaMask 📄
📌 Upon the download of MetaMask, next steps include creating an account, and keeping all its information in a secure location where it won’t get lost or stolen.
📌 This MetaMask account will be used to purchase, trade, mint, stake, etc, all sorts of Metaverse ready assets.
Pairing your New Ledger and MetaMask Accounts 👯
👉Open MetaMask and create a regular MetaMask account
- In the next steps, you will add a second account to MetaMask: your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account.
👉 Once you're all set up, open MetaMask in your browser, click on the three dots icon, and select Expand view. This will display a tab to easily navigate through.
👉 Plug your Ledger device into your computer and open the Ethereum (ETH) app on the device by navigating to the Ethereum icon and pressing both buttons simultaneously. Your Ledger device will display Application is ready.
👉 In MetaMask, click the identicon, select Connect Hardware Wallet > Ledger, and click Continue. After a brief moment, a list of account addresses appears.
- Select an account by ticking the box then click Unlock. Viola, simple as that!
👉 Now, NFTs and Crypto will not show in your MetaMask app unless imported. To see your WW NFTs, simply log in to OpenSea with that MetaMask account. 📌 To see your $WILD or $ZERO, read this Zine. For the full pairing article, click here.
Transferring With OpenSea 🌊
Wilders with pre-existing MetaMask accounts who want to transfer their Trinities to their new and secure Ledger should follow these steps:
🌊 Log in to OpenSea and go to your profile.
🌊 Click the NFT you want to transfer, then the icon located in the top right that looks like a gift.
🌊 Input your Ledger wallet address which can be found both in MetaMask and inside Ledger Live.
Set Up Blind Signing 🖊️
Enabling blind signing is required to sign most transactions involving smart contracts. For example, you will need to enable blind signing when using an Ethereum dApp through MetaMask.
😃 Fun Fact: You won't need to enable blind signing when using a dApp that is available in the Discover tab in Ledger Live.
🖊️ Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
🖊️ Open the Ethereum application.
🖊️ Press the right button to navigate to Settings. Then press both buttons to validate.Your Ledger device displays Blind Signing.
🖊️ Press both buttons to enable transaction blind signing. The device displays Enabled. You're done.
How to Set Up for Minting🏍️ & Staking🥩
👉 An Ethereum bridge has now been created between your Ledger and MetaMask wallet. The Ledger Live app may pop up and ask to confirm, and if it does, press confirm. Your Ledger is now prepared to mint some more Wilder World NFTs and stake some $WILD.
👉 Before minting or staking, ensure that your MetaMask and Ledger Live app are open and your Ledger is connected. You will now be prompted to confirm any transactions on your device. Note that there will be two separate confirmation prompts to approve the token then complete the main transaction fee to mint and stake.
📌 See the below guide for screenshots on settings for Minting and Staking