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#4 Findora Academy 💟: Using Ledger with Findora EVM

Findora is a layer-1 public blockchain that combines an innovative hybrid of UTXO (Findora Native Chain) and Account-based Model w/EVM compatibility (Findora Smart Chain) to enable programmable privacy. This Findora Academy article will discuss the key concepts and technical details behind both the Findora Native Chain and Smart Chain and how they are combined to power the Findora blockchain architecture.

Findora is different from most other layer-1 blockchains. Findora’s dual-chain architecture allows one layer to focus on programmability and the other to provide privacy. Powered by zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs), Findora users have access to functions like confidential transfers and private asset issuance.

Learn more about Findora’s dual-chain architecture .

Access Dapps built on Findora’s privacy-focused ecosystem through MetaMask and using this step-by-step guide.

Let’s get started:

​​Table of Contents:

  • Step 1: Install Ethereum on Ledger wallet
  • Step 2: Connect your Ledger wallet to MetaMask
  • Step 3: Receive funds on your Ledger wallet
  • Step 4: Send funds from your Ledger wallet
  • Why use Ledger and MetaMask Together?

How to Install Ethereum on Ledger wallet

  • Go to , install the Ethereum (ETH) in Manager from the Menu on the left

How to Connect Your Ledger Wallet to MetaMask

  • Select “Connect Hardware Wallet” in your MetaMask settings dropdown
  • Select Ledger for device type

Note: Follow the on-screen instructions to unlock the Ledger device and open Ethereum

  • Allow MetaMask to connect to your Ledger hardware wallet

Note : In this step make sure that any other applications (such as Ledger Live) which might connect to your Ledger hardware wallet are closed.

  • Once connected, select an account and choose “unlock”.

Note: The unit is shown as ETH in the pop-up window because we are using Ethereum, but this will not affect the actual transfers (denominated in FRA).

How to Receive FRA on Your Ledger Wallet

Receiving funds to your Ledger wallet would be the same process as any other transfer on the Findora EVM.

  • Se tup the transfer and confirm
  • Check confirmed status on MetaMask and block explorer

How to Send FRA From Your Ledger Wallet

  • Set up the transfer
  • Confirm and click continue
  • Note : Follow on screen instructions to plug in your device and open Ethereum
  • The transaction should now pop up on your device
  • Verify the transaction details

Note : The amounts show up as ETH only because it’s Ethereum, but the actual transfer is in FRA.

  • Approve the transaction on the device by clicking both buttons together
  • Check confirmed status on MetaMask and block explorer

Why Use MetaMask AND Ledger

You could try to simply use MetaMask, but there are inherent risks to using hot wallets even if they are non-custodial, like MetaMask.

A hot wallet is a crypto wallet that is always connected to the internet, as opposed to a hardware wallet or “cold wallet” which isn’t. Because hot wallets are always connected to the internet they are always within a hacker’s reach.

Hackers have many tricks, one among them is to install malware that pastes their address when you copy your own into the “receiver” field. They have complex psychological plays to steal seed phrases and gain total access (NEVER give your seed phrase out — that is the #1 rule of DeFi security).

With a cold wallet (i.e. a hardware wallet) you have to be physically present and physically connect your wallet to a computer before funds can be sent to any other address. That makes it a lot harder for a hacker to gain access.

MetaMask has strong security, but even they recommend that users with significant crypto funds use a hardware wallet like Ledger in conjunction with their own service.

And that’s it! You can now use the Ledger hardware wallet on the Findora EVM with MetaMask. This gives you both access to Ethereum Dapps with low gas fees and privacy extensions.

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Findora is a public blockchain with programmable privacy. Findora utilizes the latest breakthroughs in zero-knowledge proofs and multi-party computation, to allow users transactional privacy with selective auditability. For more information, please visit findora.org.

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