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Using Coin control

Coin Control is an advanced feature granting you more control over your account's coins by allowing you to select specific UTXOs for spending.

Coin control is only available for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin-like crypto assets such as Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) or Zcash (ZEC). Coin control is not available for crypto assets such as Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Cardano (ADA) and many others.

Before you start 

  • Make sure you have updated Ledger Live through the notification banner or downloaded the latest version of Ledger Live.
     Note that the Coin Control feature is not available in Ledger Live mobile. 

Using Coin control 

To use the coin control tool:

    1. In Ledger Live, navigate to the Send tab.
    2. Select your Bitcoin (BTC) account (or another account that supports Coin Control) and type in the recipient address. Then click Continue
    3. Enter the Amount you want to send.
    4. Select Fees > Advanced and type in your desired Fee amount.
      This website can help you choose the most optimal fee for your transaction.
    5. Select Coin control then Continue.
      The Coin control menu appears. 
    6. In the Coin selection strategy drop-down list, select one of the following strategies: 
      • Oldest coins first (FIFO): the default strategy spends the oldest coins first. 
      • Minimize fees (optimize size): the strategy spends the lowest number of coins to reduce the byte size of the transaction. This strategy results in a low network fee. 
      • Minimize future fees (merge coins): the strategy spends the maximum number of inputs so that a potential price rise does not make smaller coins economically unspendable. Indeed, if the price of a crypto asset increases too much, smaller coins may be worth less than the cost of the network fees to spend them. 
    7. (optional) Untick the checkboxes of the coins you don't want to include in the selection. 

        Note that the Coins to spend and Change to return indicators display how much is spent from and returned to the account. 

    8. Click Done to return to the Send flow to verify and send the transaction.  

Understanding coin statuses

The following table describes the different coin statuses: 

Coin status Description
Pending Coins received in a transaction with 0 confirmation with Replace-By-Fee (RBF) enabled by default.
153 confirmations Coins received in a transaction with 153 confirmations.

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