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Receiving address changed

Your address for Bitcoin and Bitcoin-based crypto assets (such as Zcash (ZEC), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH)) changes every time you receive a transaction. For other crypto assets (Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, etc.) the address stays the same.

Bitcoin transactions are public information. Addresses should not be re-used for better privacy. Ledger Live automatically generates new addresses using standards (BIP32/BIP39/BIP44) and keeps track of your previous ones. Previous addresses do remain valid, but they don't offer an optimal level of privacy.

Like Bitcoin, Cardano is an Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO)-based blockchain. This means that once you receive ADA to a Cardano address, the next generated receiving address will be different from the previous one. Learn more about UTXOs.

How it works

Each of your crypto assets accounts has an extended public key, called an xpub. From this extended public key all your public addresses for that account are generated. Thanks to the xpub you can receive transactions on a new address that belong to the same account.

You can find the xpub of an account in Ledger Live by clicking the wrench icon on the account page. In the Edit account window, check the advanced logs. Learn more

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