How To Stake Aptos on Ledger Hardware Devices
Published September 20th, 2023
As the digital frontier continues to expand, our pockets are getting heavier – not with coins, but with knowledge and opportunities.
Now, you've probably heard about , and the advantages of staking Aptos, that rising star in the crypto-verseg. Couple that with the impenetrable security of a Ledger hardware device, and you've got a match made in digital heaven.
Staking Aptos on Ledger Drives can be a Quick and Easy Process.
For both beginners taking their first steps into the cryptocurrency staking world and seasoned veterans well-versed in blockchain intricacies, this guide promises to take you over the steps mentioned above in greater detail.
I'll walk you through the process of staking your Aptos on Ledger devices, ensuring that your assets not only grow but are also tucked safely away from prying eyes and sticky fingers.
We also have another tutorial on staking Aptos using Web Browser based Hot wallets.. Ready to join the stakinstaking Aptos using Web Browser based Hot walletsg revolution? Let’s roll up our digital sleeves and dive in!
In this article we assume that you have a Ledger Nano S connected and ready to go, with the Aptos App installed on it. Ledger has a tutorial on installing the Aptos app on Ledger Live App. You should also have the following things set up:
Step 1: Open up Pontem Chrome Extension and Click on the top-colored sphere.
Step 2: Connect to your Ledger Account by either clicking on Connect Hardware Wallet or by clicking on the Ledger Account under “My Accounts”.
Step 3: Once Pontem Wallet has connected to the Ledger, visit the Aptos Labs block Explorer and Click on the Connect Wallet Icon.
Step 4: Click on the Pontem Wallet Icon to connect the Pontem Wallet to the Aptos Block Explorer.
Step 5: Finish Connecting the Block Explorer App to the Pontem App by clicking on Confirm.
Step 6: Click on the Validators Tab within the Aptos block Explorer App. You should also be able to see your wallet’s address on the top right corner.
Step 7: Click on Delegation Nodes Button right beside “All Nodes” Button.
Step 8: Once on the Delegation Nodes Page, Click on the delegation node that you want to delegate with. Be sure to delegate with trusted and active ones. Commissions may also affect how much APTOS coins you receive for your staking reward.
Step 9: Once you’re on the node data page of the chosen Delegation Node, Click on the Stake Button.
Step 10: Enter the number of Aptos that you want to stake. Be sure not to send all because you need extra APT to pay for transaction fees. We recommend leaving 0.1 to 1 Aptos or 5$ worth minimum.
Once you’re ready to stake Aptos, click on Deposit.
Step 11: Confirm the transaction on Pontem, and then on your Ledger Hardware Device. You might have to enable blind singing by clicking on options while in the Aptos app within the ledger.
Note on Step 11: Sometimes you have to disconnect the ledger and reconnect to Pontem quickly and reload the webpage. Everything needs to be done quickly because the ledger will disconnect automatically and produce errors.
Step 12 Optional: Check for a successful transaction.