How do I export my 'xpub key'?
BTC, BCH, BTG, LTC, and other "output-based" crypto-currencies use multiple addresses called change addresses to protect user privacy.
You may be asked by the Exodus support team to export your xpub for a particular asset in order to verify your Exodus wallet balance and history are displaying correctly.
The "Extended Public Key" or xpub can be used to generate all of the public addresses controlled by your Exodus wallet, and thereby view your comprehensive wallet history.
This is useful because it allows you to send a perfect picture of your wallet's history to Exodus support staff, without compromising your wallet - the xpub key does not allow the control of your wallet, only the inspection of its activity.
While not as important or sensitive as your private keys, do be cautious about giving out your xpub key. Anyone who has it can fully monitor your wallet activity.
Here's how to export your xpub key in just a few steps:
- For this example, we are going to export the BTC xpub, but the steps are the same for each of your assets. First, you will need to go to the Bitcoin (BTC) section of your wallet.
Then open the Asset Menu by clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner of your wallet and select the option to Export your xpub key:
If you don't see the Asset Menu option in your wallet, be sure to update to our latest release.
This will create a folder called "exodus-exports" on your Desktop containing a .txt file. Within that file, you can find your xpub key. If an Exodus support team member requested your xpub key, you can attach this .txt file to your email reply, or just copy and paste the key from the .txt file into your email body.
Since you have two types of addresses in Exodus (Legacy and SegWit), you will have two master public keys. An xpub is a master public key for your Legacy addresses, while zpub is for SegWit ones.