Why is my Exodus wallet balance different than the blockchain?

If you've looked up your bitcoin address on a block explorer, such as blockchain.info, only to find that the balance doesn't quite add up to your Exodus balance, there's a good reason for that.

Your Exodus wallet manages multiple BTC addresses, not just one. You may have already noticed that your bitcoin wallet gives you the option to generate a new receive address with every transaction.

In addition to multiple receive addresses, your Exodus 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 from your wallet.

If you'd like to cross-check your Exodus BTC balance on blockchain.info, you will need to export your bitcoin extended public key, also known as your XPub key. Your XPub key generates all the public addresses associated with your bitcoin wallet.

In order to export your XPub, you'll need to open the Exodus developer menu. On a Mac, the Developer menu is located in the Exodus menu next to the Apple Symbol. On Windows and Linux, press CTRL+SHIFT+D. The Exodus menu will appear in the top left-hand corner of your wallet window. Here is a short guide if you haven't accessed the developer menu before.

For Bitcoin, select the option:

Developer > Assets > Bitcoin > Export XPub

This will export a CSV spreadsheet file into an 'exodus-exports' folder on your computer's Desktop.

You can watch a video here for more detailed instructions on exporting your Xpub:

Open the file using a spreadsheet editor such as Excel or Numbers. Copy and paste your Xpub (including the text 'xPub') into the blockchain.info search field and hit enter.  

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