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How to Safeguard RFOX Tokens in a Ledger Hardware Wallet

This post was originally published on Redfoxlabs.io

Hardware Devices are the Gold Standard of Crypto Security




Adding Ethereum tokens to a hardware wallet is not only simple but also offers unparalleled peace of mind. Because your all-important private keys never leave the device, they’re invisible to the shady hackers actively trying to steal everyone’s funds.




This tutorial steps through getting your Ledger and MetaMask wallets to speak the same language on a Windows PC. You can interact with RFOX tokens from inside the Ledger software, but to trade on



Uniswap


, you’ll want to link Ledger hardware with MetaMask software.


In other words, if you just want to store your RFOX tokens inside a hardware wallet, you don’t



need



to connect MetaMask. But if you’re looking to trade tokens stored in your hardware device, this guide is for you.




Now, before we dig in, we’ll assume you’ve completed these actions:

A) Installed the hardware wallet’s software program, Ledger Live





Once inside the



Ledger Live app


, you can locate and create Ethereum addresses linked to your hardware device.





B) Added the Ethereum app to your Ledger device





Adding Bitcoin to your Ledger first requires the Bitcoin app. Adding Ethereum and thousands of ERC20 tokens, including RFOX, requires a separate app.





No Ethereum capabilities on your device just yet? Go ahead and



install the app



before proceeding.


C) Obtained RFOX tokens


RFOX tokens are now trading on



Uniswap



,



Liquid exchange



, and Australia’s



CoinSpot


.



D) Added RFOX tokens to MetaMask


If you haven’t already done so, here’s a guide covering



how to add RFOX to the MetaMask wallet




But if you’re already familiar with the process of adding tokens manually using MetaMask’s ‘Custom Token’ feature, here’s RFOX token’s contract address:




0xa1d6df714f91debf4e0802a542e13067f31b8262






Can you check off all four warm-up steps? Great! Let’s proceed. Although this process is quick and easy, it’s not exactly intuitive. So follow along, and we’ll put your RFOX tokens in cold storage …

Step 1: Plug the Ledger Into Your Computer



Insert your hardware wallet, input your PIN, and



open the on-device Ethereum app





Also, navigate through the Ethereum app’s settings and



ensure ‘Contract data’ is set to ‘Allowed.’



Once this setting is active, you won’t have to complete this task every time you use the device.




Step 2: Launch the MetaMask Browser Extension





Click the fox icon in the top-right corner of your browser:



Clicking the fox icon displays the main MetaMask menu. Here you’ll see the ETH address that MetaMask is currently accessing.

Now for the somewhat hidden option … your account avatar, which doubles as the options menu. Yours will look different than the blue and orange icon displayed here, but performs the same function: 





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he drop-down settings menu contains exactly what you’re after — the ‘Connect Hardware Wallet’ option:



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lick that text and let’s continue …

Step 3: Get Your Ledger and MetaMask in Sync


Clicking the hardware wallet connection button launches a new browser tab:


After selecting ‘Ledger’ and clicking the ‘Connect’ button, you’ll be presented with the option to pull addresses from either Ledger Live or



MyEtherWallet


.

Since you’ve created an ETH address in your Ledger Live app, select that option to unlock your hardware device:





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nce you’ve decided on which ETH address you’d like to use for interacting with RFOX tokens, click the ‘Unlock’ button to complete the connection:

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ongratulations. Your RFOX tokens are now as cold as snow. Just remember to take good care of your Ledger wallet’s 24-word seed phrase. You’ll need it should your hardware device ever go missing!

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