How to Claim Bitcoin Gold on Ledger Nano S - A Step by Step Guide

Recently On OCT 24 2017, Bitcoin gold was forked out of Bitcoin.Anyone who held Bitcoins before the time of its creation is eligible to receive an equal amount of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) they had of Bitcoins (BTC).When it comes to most popular Cryptocurrency wallet, nothing beats Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue. Because apart from security, They constantly adding support for more cryptocurrencies and as soon as major fork happens, they make it easier for users like you and me to claim the forked coin and be in a profitable position. They have done the same in the past with Bitcoin Cash and now with Bitcoin Gold.

In this tutorial, I am going to share is how you can claim your free Bitcoin Gold using Ledger Nano S and Leger Blue.  The Procedure is same for Ledger Nano S and Ledger blue. So Without further delay, lets start the process.

The Complete Guide to Claim Bitcoin Gold on Ledger Wallet

But This Process Worked for me. As You can see in The Video

Step -1: Connect & Install

  • First Connect your Ledger Nano S or Ledger Blue to your computer and open Ledger manager app.
  • Now Install the Bitcoin Gold app to your ledger wallet.


If you see an error saying “Unable to install the application. Insufficient remaining space”.  Like Below Image

Installation Failed ledger nano -CoinGyan

You need to uninstall any installed app to create space for new app. Ledger at a time allows only 5 applications to be installed. Don’t worry, Your uninstalled wallet is safe and can be used anytime you want by reinstalling that.

To Uninstall Click the delete symbol near your previously installed  like this, (I choose NEO as It was installed on mine, You should uninstall as your choice.)


Now as you deleted an app, It created a space so now Install Bitcoin Gold App.

Step -2: Choose Your Address Type

Once the app is installed, Open Bitcoin ledger app and open Bitcoin Gold app on your Ledger. At the bottom, you will see the option for BTG Split tool. Click on it, Like this one here

Now, will show a pop-up saying

To Split your BTG you have to send all the fund presents in both the account below to your BTG receiving address

Now, click on Legacy or Swgwit on which your Bitcoins are stored. I have some in segwit so I clicked on that. and Ledger will start syncing to give you access to your BTG.Split-BItcoin-Gold-chain-CoinGyan

Now, As you have full access to your BTG, you can hold it or sell it. But my suggestion is to dump the coin as more dump will happen once everyone will have access to their coin and The BTG price will fall drastically.

You can exchange your BTG into 70 other Cryptocoins here  Faster in lowest fees.

Well, that was The Complete Guide to Claim Bitcoin Gold on Ledger Nano S, Now Let me know, What you will do with your BTG, Hold it or Dump it?If you didn’t manage to claim – let me know as well so I can improve this guide.

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I am a tech enthusiast & Digital nomad from Dhenkanal, India I've been dealing with Bitcoin since 2014.I started CoinGyan to help users around the globe to learn about popular Cryptocurrencies. Here at CoinGyan, I write about Bitcoin Wallet, Cryptocurrency wallets, & making money from Crypto.

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5 thoughts on “How to Claim Bitcoin Gold on Ledger Nano S : A Step by Step Guide”

  1. Once you click the chain where your BTC is stored (mine on Segwit), how long will it take for the wallet to display the correct amount of BTG? Mine simply says 0 and indicates no operations. Is this a multiple hours process, or has something gone wrong? I had my BTC on the ledger nano s prior to the BTG fork, but I did move it to segwit since then.

    • Dear
      It should show soon, the sync process is only for 5min. I think something went wrong. If you tried to claim soon after they support then it might not got credited to your BTG wallet, as for some Problem arised when claiming Btg from segwit.

    • Welcome, Dear. No, They are not supported by Ledger wallet yet. Once They support I will share how can you claim. Also, I got news that multiple sites claim to let you collect Bitcoin Diamond. They’ll steal your assets. Never enter your seed into a third party website. Stay Safe

  2. These ledger’s suckers do not make anything for nano users. Maybe the first 10 k users do not really matters to these guys Larcheveque and tete de noeud Bacca


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