Is Ledger Attempting to Send All Funds in Wallet When I Specified Only 2.5 ADA Should Be Sent?
As some may know, it is possible to control as many Cardano accounts as you want with a single Ledger Nano S.
Settings>Security>Passphrase allows you to add an extra password that changes the private keys in the Nano.
This is for plausible deniability but it also allows you to have as many accounts as you want.
I have two Cardano accounts that are controlled by a single Ledger Nano S. The first account uses just the 24 words and the second account is made by adding an extra passphrase as described above. When these where Byron accounts I was able to send ADA from one account to the other and back again without any problems using a single Ledger Nano S.
I converted these two Byron wallets which were controlled by a single Ledger Nano S to Shelly according to this video by Kaizen Crypto. The conversion went well. There were no problems.
The trouble started when I tried to send ADA from one account to the other.
I was trying to send 2.5 ADA from this wallet.
That’s 2.668449 with the fees.
Things are starting off well.
That’s the amount I want to send.
This is the correct address so no one is trying to steal the funds.
!!!WTF??? NO!!! STOP!!!
I pulled the plug at this point so no harm done but what is going on?
This amount is the wallet balance minus the transaction fee and minus the 2.5 ADA so likely what I am seeing is the change being sent to a new address. But no reasonable user expects to see this and I am not about to use the Yoroi wallet when it tells me that it is about to send most of my funds without explicitly telling me where it’s going.
Before I send my funds please I need to know exactly what this wallet is trying to do.
Is this a bug or is this just a frightening user experience in the spirit of Shelley’s Frankenstein.