Can I receive mining payouts?
If you are wondering if you can use Exodus to receive mining payouts, this guide will help!
Exodus is a desktop wallet to send, receive, exchange, and store multiple crypto-currency assets. Exodus gives you full control of your wallet and hence you can send mining payouts to your Exodus wallet. Since Exodus supports multiple crypto assets, it is possible one of the assets we support is one you are mining. Who doesn't love mining their favorite crypto? However, there are a few things you need to know before you start mining to your Exodus wallet addresses.
Bitcoin (BTC) Mining - If you are mining Bitcoin (BTC) you will want to raise your minimum payouts settings to make sure you are getting paid larger amounts at less frequent intervals. Receiving many small deposits of any UTXO based coin could result in very high fees when you eventually want to send it out. This is because transaction fees depend largely on the number of inputs (previous deposits) you need to combine and group together to match the amount you want to send out.
Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) Mining - There are no 'terms and conditions' you need to be aware of if you send ETH or ETC mining payouts to your Exodus wallet address since these two assets have a different approach to make transactions - no UTXO system.
Litecoin (LTC), Decred (DCR), ZCash (ZEC), DigiByte (DGB), Vertcoin (VTC), etc.
All these assets are very similar to Bitcoin (BTC) in handling transactions - more the number of inputs, higher the transaction size and fees. If you receive a large number of small payouts from mining one of these assets, you might face issues sending funds out from Exodus as the transaction size is too much for the network to handle. Exodus will display an error message letting you know it could not send out the funds/make an exchange, due to the number of inputs involved.
How can I make an exchange or send funds out in this case?
If you see this message, the best solution is to send or exchange these funds in smaller parts rather than trying to send them all at once. Let us say you have 100 ZEC and you have to send them all to another address. Try sending them out 10 ZEC at a time instead of trying to send the full 100 ZEC together in one transaction. If the trouble continues, try sending lower amounts until you are able to make a transaction.
If sending multiple transactions to the same address, be careful to make sure the address you are sending to is reusable. Many online exchanges use disposable addresses which are only meant to receive a single transaction. Funds sent to such an address after its first use could be lost.
Some customers have reported that using the full-node Core (official) wallets to make these transactions helped them, however, there is a limit as to how much transaction size a Core wallet can handle, so we do not go into details of that in this guide. If you would like to explore this route, please reach out to us and we will be happy to help you.
How do I prevent such issues while still using Exodus to receive mining payouts?
In order to prevent this issue, you can decrease the number of payouts you receive into your Exodus wallet - if you are receiving payouts every 4 hours, change it to every day or week. For assets that have less fiat value - consider increasing your payout threshold so you get paid the mining rewards less often.
The values mentioned here are just examples, please adjust your mining payout schedule according to your needs.