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How do I audit my deposits and withdrawals?

Exodus allows you to export your entire transaction history and audit your wallet. This is a good step to take to make sure all deposits were properly credited into your wallet. This also gives you the peace of mind to make sure your wallet balance is exact.

When auditing your wallet all calculations need to be done in the digital asset you are evaluating and NOT the counter value. For example if you are auditing your Bitcoin wallet you count each of your Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals to get your final Bitcoin balance. Audits can not be done on fiat values (USD, GBP, Euros, etc.) because this value fluctuates by the minute depending on market conditions.

Each of your Exodus wallets can be audited independently by following these steps:

1. Before you start you audit be sure you refresh your wallet. This refresh process goes out to the digital asset blockchain and makes sure Exodus has all the latest information on your account. If you had a network problem, or your internet connection was down, this step makes sure your account has the latest state. This is always the first step you want to do in an audit. Here is how you refresh your wallet:

2. Once you wallet refresh is complete you will want to Export your Exodus transaction history. The Export Transactions feature will export a text file of all of your transactions for a certain asset into a text file on your desktop. This text file can then be imported into a spreadsheet to review your entire transaction history.

In order to export your transactions you will choose Export Transactions from the advanced developer menu. More details below:

3. Once you have your transactions exported you will want to import your transactions into Google Sheets, Numbers (on the Mac) or Microsoft Excel. This will give you a complete spreadsheet of all your transactions and allow you to start your audit.

4. At this point you will want to look at your transactions and count up your deposits. Make sure that all your deposits are accounted for. If you sent transactions to your Exodus wallet from an outside service or wallet this is the time to make sure those are all listed and accounted for. If for some reason a deposit is not listed from an outside service or wallet go to that other service and see if they issued the payment and can provide you a transaction ID for your confirmation.

5. After you are satisfied with your deposits. You want to look at your withdrawals next. When adding up your withdrawal be sure you not only add up your amounts you sent but the fees associated with sending the asset. Each asset and transaction has the fee you paid in the transaction line.

6. Finally take your total deposits and subtract your total withdrawals this final number will be your final balance Exodus will list.