Ethereum FAQs - Learn about ETH, how to set Ethereum transaction fees

Everything you need to know about Ethereum inside of Exodus. How to Send & Receive ETH? Ethereum transaction fees: enabling custom network fees.


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Why does my Ethereum address have both uppercase and lowercase letters?

The Ethereum (ETH) address is not case-sensitive. That is it doesn’t affect the functionality of an Ethereum address if letters are uppercase or lowercase - you can send and receive your funds regardless.

However, looking at your Ethereum address, you will notice that it contains both uppercase and lowercase letters. This means your address is checksummed. The checksum is in place to prevent transactions from being sent to the wrong destination address by accident.

If you use the checksummed version and mistype it, Exodus will warn you that the address is not formatted correctly and won’t let you send it.

That said, it is always best to either copy and paste addresses or use a QR code. This is because it is very easy to make a mistake when entering an address by hand. If even one character of an address is wrong, your funds will be sent to a different address and be lost forever.


How do I set custom Ethereum network fees?

Please note: The custom fee you choose is the maximum fee that you might pay. In many cases, the gas for your transaction will end up costing less than the fee chosen, and the extra ETH will be returned to your wallet.

Desktop

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In your Ethereum wallet, click Send.

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Click the Advanced Options icon in the top left corner to enable the advanced sending options.

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Now you will see a slider show up:

  • Moving it to the left will have lower fees, but may take some time to confirm.
  • Moving it to the right will have higher fees, making it much more likely to confirm faster.
You can also click manually input your custom fee by clicking the Pencil icon.

Mobile

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In your Ethereum wallet, tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner.
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Locate where it says Enable Custom Fees and toggle on.
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Back in your Exodus wallet, tap on the Send icon.
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Tap on where it says Advanced Options above where you input the address.
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Now you will see a slider show up:

  • Moving it to the left will have lower fees, but may take some time to confirm.
  • Moving it to the right will have higher fees, making it much more likely to confirm faster.
You can also click manually input your custom fee by clicking the Pencil icon.

What should I do if my Ethereum transaction is stuck?

There is a chance that the cheaper fee rate was set too low so your transaction gets stuck and might take a long time for it to confirm.

Do not worry! Exodus has built-in a feature for you to ensure you can speed up your slow transaction.

Please note: You will need some Ethereum available in your wallet to accelerate a transaction. If you send All your Ethereum then you will not be able to accelerate your transaction.

Desktop

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Open your Ethereum wallet and find the transaction that has been stuck pending for too long
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Click it to see more details and finally click Accelerate.

Exodus will automatically calculate a higher transaction fee and it will be deducted from your Ethereum balance as soon as you click Accelerate.

Mobile

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Open your Ethereum wallet and find the transaction that has been stuck pending for too long
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Click it to see more details and finally click Accelerate.
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you will see the network fee amount. Tap Confirm in order to accelerate the transaction.

Please note: In the mobile wallet, custom fees must be toggled on in order to see the Accelerate option.

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