Why is my Bitcoin balance different than the blockchain?

If you've looked up your Bitcoin (BTC) address on a block explorer, only to find that the balance doesn't quite add up to your Exodus balance, please don't worry!

Your Exodus wallet manages multiple BTC addresses, not just one. Each time you make a BTC transaction, your wallet also uses change addresses to receive leftover transaction-output change. Your Exodus bitcoin wallet balance is the sum of Bitcoin held at each of your Exodus Bitcoin addresses. You can see a list of all of your used Bitcoin addresses along with their balances by exporting a .csv file.

If you'd like to cross-check your Exodus BTC balance on blockchain.info, you will need to export your bitcoin Extended Public Key ( xpub). Your xpub generates all the public addresses associated with your bitcoin wallet.

You can find your xpub in the Asset Menu for bitcoin. Follow this guide to export a .txt file into an 'exodus-exports' folder on your computer's Desktop.

In this file, you'll see your extended public key. Copy and paste your xpub (including the text 'xpub') into the blockchair.com search field and hit Enter.

Please note: The Exodus Bitcoin wallet uses two different types of Extended Public Keys: an xpub and a zpub. The former is used to view your Legacy addresses, and the latter is used to view your native SegWit addresses. You will need to search both keys one by one to get a full overview of your transactions. Check out this article to learn more about SegWit.

You should now see a comprehensive history and balance of your Exodus Bitcoin wallet directly on blockchair.com.

For a full guide on how to audit your Exodus wallet, please check out this guide.