Monero: Advanced Options

Monero (XMR) is a privacy coin with unique features that require additional information found in the Advanced Options.

This guide will help bring you up to speed on the features available in the Advanced Options of XMR in Exodus


In this Article:


How to open Advanced Options

On Desktop:

To open the Advanced Options for your Monero wallet, Please open up your Monero wallet inside of Exodus and click on the three dots in the top right hand corner of the wallet, then click on Advanced Options.

On Mobile:

To open the Advanced Options for your Monero wallet, Please open up your Monero wallet inside of Exodus and tap on the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the wallet:


Sync in Progress

In order for your wallet to quickly display your transaction information correctly, it must stay in continuous sync with the XMR blockchain. This applies to all assets in Exodus, however, Monero is a privacy coin and when the wallet is refreshed, the past transaction history displayed in the wallet is not maintained. When you refresh or resync the wallet to the Monero blockchain it will rebuild your transaction history as the wallet finds the information. 

To help visualize this process the wallet displays a graphical indication of the sync progress along with:

  • Remaining blocks: How many blocks left until the wallet is fully synced
  • Wallet Height: the current height or current block the wallet is synced to
  • Node Height: The current block of the connected node.

This information can be used to see if there's a problem with either the node or the connection of the wallet to the node.


Requiring 10 Confirmations

Any funds that have been received will be unspendable until the transaction with them reaches 10 blockchain confirmations. For Monero transactions, reaching 10 confirmations on average should take 20 minutes. For more in-depth information we have this great article:  https://support.exodus.io/article/1184-monero-10-confirmations-requirement


Connecting to a Custom Node

Exodus uses a default node to connect to in order to populate the information in your wallet. Many XMR users prefer to run their own nodes to participate in the Monero network. Exodus allows you to enter a Custom Node of your choosing.

On Desktop:

1
Click Set  Custom Node.
2
Enter your Monero Custom Node URL.
3
Click Save then refresh the wallet.

On Mobile:

1
Tap on the advanced options gear icon in the top right of the Monero wallet.
2
Tap the toggle to turn on Custom Node.
3
Enter your Monero Custom Node URL.
4
Tap Confirm.

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