While it might be possible in theory to restore your 12-word mnemonic seed on the Ledger (see instructions here), it would defy the purpose of a hardware wallet. 

The added security of a hardware wallet comes from the fact that your private keys are never exposed online. It, therefore, makes much more sense to send your funds from a hot wallet to your Ledger, rather than importing your existing mnemonic seed to it.

Moving a stash account to your Ledger

If you're reading this, you are probably wondering if you can move your DOT stash account to your Ledger (or other hardware wallet) without having to unstake your funds and missing out on staking rewards for 28 days.

Since you can only transfer liquid funds, this is unfortunately not possible. What you could do as a workaround, is


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