On a Ledger Nano S, you are given a BIP39 24 word mnemonic. What is the path to the address used? Is it m/44'/144'/0'/0/0 ?

Say for example I use the address generated by the Ledger Nano S to store ripple. But then I lose the device. I can generate an infinite number of addresses from the mnemonic, but I'd like to know which default path address holds the tokens.

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    I think this question is more suitable to the bitcoin stack exchange than cryptography SE. This has nothing to do with actual cryptography, only with deterministic wallet conventions. – Z.T. May 26 '19 at 14:57
  • In general this depends on the (software) wallet you're using to manage the device, not the hardware device itself. – Pieter Wuille May 26 '19 at 17:50

Do you really mean BIP 44? If so see https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0044.md that maps 144 to Ripple.

Unfortunately, private keys used by Ripple are neutered to be very weak, and Ripple had to dork with the the base58check-encode mappings used most all other cryptos.

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