Transfer of Sol between accounts

Transfer of Sol between accounts


In this section, we will guide you through the creation of an application. This application will create a transaction that will be signed with the Ledger Nano before sending it to the blockchain. The purpose of the application is to transfer sol from your solana account on your Ledger to another account.

Tutorial Prerequisites

Before startint, make sure you have gone through the prerequisites.

Install the Solana Embedded App

First you need to install the Solana Embedded App from Ledger Live as shown in the prerequisites for Ethereum.

Tutorial implementation

In this implementation, we will be building a web application with vanilla javascript that uses the USB protocol from a Ledger package (opens in a new tab) to communicate with the ledger.

Project Initialization

It is time to implement the application and test it. First, open a terminal and create a new folder. For this tutorial, the folder will be named "e2e-sol-tutorial”. Run:

mkdir e2e-sol-tutorial
cd e2e-sol-tutorial

Then, initialize the project by running the following:

npm init

Answer the questions displayed or by default press enter. There is no incidence on the execution.


touch index.html
touch index.js
touch style.css
mkdir assets

Put the logo in the assets folder and name it ledger-logo.

The folder will contain these files:

Folder tutorial Fig. 1: Folder of the Application

Code Implementation


In index.html copy-paste the following code :

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Parcel Sandbox</title>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-1BmE4kWBq78iYhFldvKuhfTAU6auU8tT94WrHftjDbrCEXSU1oBoqyl2QvZ6jIW3" crossorigin="anonymous">
    <script src="" integrity="sha384-ka7Sk0Gln4gmtz2MlQnikT1wXgYsOg+OMhuP+IlRH9sENBO0LRn5q+8nbTov4+1p" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
    <script src=""></script>
    <script type="module" src="index.js"></script>
  <body class="m-5">
    <div class="d-flex flex-column justify-content-center m-5 align-items-center">
      <p>Click on the bellow button to connect your Ledger Wallet</p>
      <div class="d-flex flex-row w-100 justify-content-around">
        <button class="btn btn-primary w-25" data-bs-toggle="modal" data-bs-target="#WalletModal">Connect your Wallet</button>
        <button class="btn btn-primary w-25" id="get-information">Get Information</button>
    <div class="d-flex flex-row">
      <div id="app" class="w-50">
        <form class="row g-3">
          <div class="col-md-12">
            <label for="wallet" class="form-label">Wallet Public Key</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="wallet" disabled>
          <div class="col-md-12">
            <label for="recipient" class="form-label" disabled>Balance</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="balance">
          <div class="col-md-12">
            <label for="recipient" class="form-label">Recipient</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="recipient">
          <div class="col-md-6">
            <label for="gasPrice" class="form-label">Gas Price in lamports</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="gasPrice" disabled>
          <div class="col-md-6">
            <label for="value" class="form-label">Value</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="value" >
          <div class="col-12">
            <button type="button" id="tx-transfer" class="btn btn-primary">Create Transaction</button>
      <div class="w-50 d-flex flex-column">
            <p class="url">Solana explorer:</p>
            <a id="url" href="" target="_blank"></a>
    <!-- Modal -->
    <div class="modal fade" id="WalletModal" tabindex="-1" aria-labelledby="WalletModalLabel" aria-hidden="true">
      <div class="modal-dialog">
        <div class="modal-content">
          <div class="modal-header">
            <h5 class="modal-title" id="WalletModalLabel">Choose your Wallet</h5>
            <button type="button" class="btn-close" data-bs-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"></button>
          <div class="modal-body d-flex justify-content-center">
            <button id="connect-ledger" class="rounded-3 align-self-center" data-bs-dismiss="modal">
              <img src="./assets/ledger-logo.png" class="card-img-top" alt="Ledger">


In index.js copy-paste the following code :

import * as SolanaWeb3 from '@solana/web3.js';
import TransportWebUSB from "@ledgerhq/hw-transport-webusb";
import Solana from "@ledgerhq/hw-app-solana";
import { listen } from "@ledgerhq/logs";
import bs58 from "bs58";
//Infuria provider for Solana devnet network
const connection = new SolanaWeb3.Connection(SolanaWeb3.clusterApiUrl('devnet'),"confirmed");
let transport;
let _sol;
let addressWallet;
let recipient = SolanaWeb3.Keypair.generate().publicKey;
let value = 0.1;
let gasPrice;
//listen to all errors thrown by the Transport
listen(log => console.log(log));
document.getElementById("connect-ledger").onclick = async function () {
    //Connecting to the Ledger Nano with USB protocol
    transport = await TransportWebUSB.create();
document.getElementById("get-information").onclick = async function () {
    //Getting an Solana instance and get the Ledger Nano solana account public key
    _sol = new Solana(transport);
    const { address } = await _sol.getAddress("44'/501'/0'");
    addressWallet = new SolanaWeb3.PublicKey(bs58.encode(address));
    //Get some properties from provider
    const balance = await connection.getBalance(addressWallet);
    gasPrice = SolanaWeb3.LAMPORTS_PER_SOL / 100;
    //Fill the inputs with the default value
    document.getElementById("wallet").value = bs58.encode(address);
    document.getElementById("balance").value = balance/ SolanaWeb3.LAMPORTS_PER_SOL;
    document.getElementById("gasPrice").value = parseInt(gasPrice) + " wei";
    document.getElementById("value").value = value;
    document.getElementById("recipient").value = recipient.toBase58();
document.getElementById("tx-transfer").onclick = async function () {
    //Getting information from the inputs
    recipient = new SolanaWeb3.PublicKey(document.getElementById("recipient").value);
    value = document.getElementById("value").value;
    //Building transaction with the information gathered
    try {
        const recentBlockhash = await connection.getRecentBlockhash();
        const transaction = new SolanaWeb3.Transaction({ feePayer: addressWallet, recentBlockhash: recentBlockhash.blockhash}).add(
                fromPubkey: addressWallet,
                toPubkey: recipient,
                lamports: SolanaWeb3.LAMPORTS_PER_SOL * value,
        //Serializing the transaction to pass it to Ledger Nano for signing
        const unsignedTx = transaction.serializeMessage();
        //Sign with the Ledger Nano (Sign what you see)
        const { signature } = await _sol.signTransaction("44'/501'/0'", unsignedTx);
        //Serialize the same transaction as before, but added the signature on it
        const signedTx = transaction.serialize();
        //Sending the transaction to the blockchain
        const hash = await connection.sendRawTransaction(signedTx, {preflightCommitment:"confirmed", skipPreflight: false});
        //Display the Solana explorer url on the screen
        const url = "" + hash +"?cluster=devnet";
        document.getElementById("url").innerHTML = url;
        document.getElementById("url").href = url;
    } catch (error) {


In style.css copy-paste the following code :

    width: 300px;
    height: 400px;
    width: 17rem;
    height: 9rem;
    background-color: white;
    border: none;
    background-color: #EDEFF3;
    background-color: #F7F9FD;
    text-align: center;
    margin-top: 160px;
    color: green;

Dependencies Installation

Install the packages


npm install --save-dev parcel
npm install --save @ledgerhq/hw-app-solana
npm install --save @ledgerhq/hw-transport-webusb
npm install --save @ledgerhq/logs
npm install --save @solana/web3.js
npm install --save bs58
PackageWhat does it do?
parcel (opens in a new tab)It is a build tool that will help you package your application to run it in the browser.
@ledgerhq/hw-app-solana (opens in a new tab)It will help you ask your Ledger Nano to access the solana application on the Ledger Nano.
@ledgerhq/hw-transport-webusb (opens in a new tab)It provides you with all the methods to interact with your Ledger with an USB connexion.
@ledgerhq/logs (opens in a new tab)It provides you the log of all the error from your connexion with your Ledger device that may appear when developing.
@solana/web3.js (opens in a new tab)It provides you with all the methods to interact with the solana blockchain.
bs58 (opens in a new tab)It provides you with all the methods to compute base 58 encoding.

Modify Package.json

Modify the 5th line: "main": "index.js" => "source": "index.html"

Ensure you have this line in scripts:

  "scripts": {
    "start": "parcel"

Add this at the end of the script:

  "alias": {
    "@ledgerhq/devices": "@ledgerhq/devices/lib-es"

Your file should know look like this:

    "name": "e2e-sol-tutorial",
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "description": "",
    "source": "index.html",
    "scripts": {
        "start": "parcel"
    "author": "",
    "license": "ISC",
    "devDependencies": {
        "parcel": "^2.3.2"
    "dependencies": {
        "@ledgerhq/hw-app-solana": "^6.26.0",
        "@ledgerhq/hw-transport-webusb": "^6.24.1",
        "@ledgerhq/logs": "^6.10.0",
        "@solana/web3.js": "^1.36.0",
        "bs58": "^5.0.0"
    "alias": {
        "@ledgerhq/devices": "@ledgerhq/devices/lib-es"

Tutorial Test

Start the Development Server

Now that the Setup is finished, the app has to be built to be displayed. Start the development server:

npm run start

Now the application is up and running. Open Chrome and go to localhost:1234, it will display :

Application running on browser Fig. 2: Application Running on Browser

Plug Your Ledger Device

Before clicking on the text connect your Ledger to the USB port, unlock it and run the solana application. The steps are described below.

Ledger Enter Code Pin
Fig. 3: Ledger Enter Code Pin

Run Solana Application on Ledger Nano
Fig. 4: Run Solana Application on Ledger Nano

Ethereum Application is Running on Ledger Nano
Fig. 5: Solana Application is Running on Ledger Nano

Connect Your Ledger to the Application

Now you can click on the "Connect your Wallet" button and a modal will be opened. Click on the Ledger logo.

Choice of Wallet
Fig. 6: Choice of Wallet

Now choose the Ledger Nano to connect it to the browser.

Connect the Ledger Nano Fig. 7: Connect the Ledger Nano

After connecting the Nano, click on "Get Information". If all goes well, the input fields will be filled with data. The greyed input is not to be changed and it is directly extracted either from the blockchain or from your Ledger Embedded application.

Application After Connecting Ledger Nano Fig. 8: Application After Connecting Ledger Nano

Send Sol token to your Ledger Nano solana account

To send some sol tokens on the Devnet network, you can either go to one of the solana faucet websites or do it with the solana cli:

If you are looking for the easier and quicker way, use the Solana Faucet. If you would rather use the Solana CLI, please read this documentation to install it (opens in a new tab) before starting sending Sol.

The Solana Devnet is not visible on Ledger Live, you can then check the transaction passed on the Solana Explorer (opens in a new tab).

Option n°1 - Solana Faucet

Go to the Solana Faucet (opens in a new tab) website put your Wallet Public Key (displayed on the web app) on the input and click on "Devnet"

Solana Faucet Fig. 9: Solana Faucet

Option n°2 -Solana CLI

Go to the Solana CLI (opens in a new tab) website, there are the steps to add some sol to your account.

solana airdrop 1 <RECIPIENT_ACCOUNT_ADDRESS> --url

For example

solana airdrop 1 72tCcW6F4gRWJLCXf3RGejNDZBwUvWCfxHTdxoLGV4ht --url

Create a transaction to transfer sol

Now that the inputs are filled with data. It is time to transfer some sol tokens from your Ledger solana account to another account (you can keep the default account on the "index.js" file).
Therefore, click on "Create Transaction" to create the transaction which will be signed by your ledger before sending it to the blockchain.

Application After Connecting Ledger Nano Fig. 10: Application After Connecting Ledger Nano

When the transaction proceed and finalize, an URL will be displayed on the screen. This URL is a link to Solana Explorer to review the transaction.
There you can find all the information concerning the transaction you have previously sent.

Result after Sending Transaction Fig. 11: Transaction Information URL

If you go on Solana Explorer you can see the information of your transaction.

Result after Sending Transaction Fig. 12: Result on Solana Explorer after Sending Transaction

Result after Sending Transaction Fig. 13: Result on Solana Explorer after Sending Transaction

Congratulations, you have successfully built your first transfer application connected with Ledger !!!

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