How can I tell which network my token uses?

How can you tell which network your token uses? Find a token's network in Exodus.

Many of the tokens in Exodus run on another network, so they require another asset to pay for transaction fees, or gas.

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How can I tell which network a token uses?

It's important to know which network your assets run on when you are to sending, receiving, or swapping assets in Exodus.

To quickly identify the network of an asset in Exodus, you can look at the network badge or the network logo. For tokens that use multiple networks, you can also use the dropdown menu in the token's wallet to select a network.

If an asset doesn't have a network badge or dropdown menu, it runs on its own network. For example, Litecoin (LTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so LTC can only be sent, received and exchanged on the Litecoin network.

Let's take a closer look at how to identify the network for an asset on Exodus Mobile, Desktop, and Web3 Wallet.


Tutorial video: How can I tell which network my token uses?

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Desktop


Web3 Wallet


Identifying network badges

Mobile

In Exodus Mobile, you can identify the network of a token by the network badge and the network logo.

If an asset doesn't have a network badge or dropdown menu, it runs on its own network. For example, Litecoin (LTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Litecoin network.

Inside the wallet of the token, you can find the network badge next to the token's name and the network logo next to the token's logo.

In the portfolio and the settings, the network badge is next to the name of the token.


Desktop

In Exodus Desktop, you can identify the network of a token by the network badge and the network logo.

If an asset doesn't have a network badge or dropdown menu, it runs on its own network. For example, Litecoin (LTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Litecoin network.

In the wallet, you can find the network badge and logo next to the asset logo.

In the portfolio, the network badge is next to the token's ticker.


Web3 Wallet

In Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can see which network a token uses by the network badge and the network logo. Here's how:

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In Web3 Wallet, a) click Profile, then b) click on Assets.

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Here, you can identify the network of an asset with the network badge next to the asset's name.

With custom tokens, you will need to enable the asset to see the network badge.

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To access the wallet of an asset, click on the asset name.


Identifying multiple networks in your portfolio

Mobile

You can identify the assets with multiple networks enabled in your portfolio if the asset displays the multi-network logo.


Desktop

You can identify the tokens that use multiple networks in two ways.

In the Portfolio, tokens with multiple networks enabled will display a) a dropdown menu beside the token name and b) a multi-network logo (looks like multiple stacked logos).


Identifying multiple networks in the token's wallet

Mobile

In the wallet, if a token has multiple networks enabled, you can change the network by a) clicking the dropdown menu.

When a network has been selected you can send, receive or view your token balance on the selected network. To view the token balance across all networks, in the dropdown menu, b) click Total balance.


Desktop

If a token has multiple networks enabled, you can change the network by a) clicking the dropdown menu.

After a network has been selected, you can send, receive or view your token balance on the selected network.

To view the token balance across all networks, in the dropdown menu, b) click Total balance.


How do I enable tokens on multiple networks?

Mobile

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In Exodus Mobile, you can view all supported assets and network by a) tapping on the Profile icon and b) selecting Assets.

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Here you can scroll through all the available assets. You can also a) filter the assets by using the Search bar or b) filter assets by network using the network tabs.

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For assets that use multiple networks, to enable the asset on another network, a) tap the dropdown menu beside the asset name and b) click the checkbox beside the network to enable it.

Not all networks will be enabled by default for assets that use multiple networks. If a network for an asset is disabled, you can easily enable it by clicking the checkbox next to the asset.


Desktop

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In Exodus Desktop, to view all supported assets and networks, a) click on the Settings icon, then b) click Assets.
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To view all the assets supported on Desktop, click the a) All Assets tab. To search for a specific asset by either name or ticker, b) use the search bar. To filter assets by network, c) click on a network tab to view assets supported on the selected network.
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To enable a token on another network, a) click the dropdown menu, and you will see all the supported networks for that token. You can enable the token on one of the supported networks by b) clicking the checkbox next to the token.

For tokens that use multiple networks, not all networks will be enabled by default. If a network for a token is disabled, you can easily enable it by clicking the checkbox next to the token.


Web3 Wallet

On Exodus Web3 Wallet you can enable and disable assets on the Ethereum, Solana, and other supported networks.

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In Exodus Web3 Wallet, a) click the Profile icon, then b) click Assets.

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Here you manage which assets are enabled in your wallet. For tokens that use multiple networks, to enable another network for that token, a) click the dropdown menu and b) click the checkbox next to the network you want to enable.

For more information on how to enable or disable assets, visit: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?

Adding an Algorand token will create an opt-in transaction which will incur a network fee. It will also increase your Algorand minimum reserve requirement by 0.1 ALGO. To learn more, visit: What is an Algorand opt-in transaction?

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If you want to disable an asset, you can click the asset again. When an asset is disabled, the checkmark will disappear.


What is the difference between layer 1 and layer 2 blockchains?

Layer 2 blockchains operate on top of layer 1 blockchains such as Ethereum or Bitcoin. 

Layer 2 blockchains benefit from the security of the underlying blockchain while allowing the layer 1 blockchain to scale, reduce transaction fees, and increase settlement speeds.

It's important to understand that a layer 2 blockchain will have a different primary asset than the layer 1 blockchain it operates on.

For example, on the Ethereum blockchain, users pay transaction fees using Ethereum (ETH). However, on an Ethereum layer 2 blockchain such as Arbitrum One, transaction fees are paid in a different asset, Ethereum on Arbitrum One (ARBETH).

Some examples of layer 2 blockchains and their primary assets include:

  • Ethereum:
    • Arbitrum One - Ethereum on Arbitrum One (ARBETH)
    • Arbitrum Nova - Ethereum on Arbitrum Nova (ARBETH)
    • Optimism - Ethereum on Optimism (OPETH)
  • Bitcoin:
    • Rootstock - Rootstock BTC (RBTC)

To learn more about transaction fees on a layer 2 blockchain, jump to: Why do I pay for a token's transactions with another asset?


How do I send a token that runs on another network?

Sending out a token that runs on another network is the same as sending other assets.

The only difference is that you will pay transaction fees in the network's primary asset. To learn more, visit: Why do I pay for a token's transactions with another asset?

It's important to make sure that the wallet or exchange you are sending funds to supports the same network you send your funds on, so please be sure to double-check this on the platform you are planning to send funds to.

To learn how to send assets, visit: How do I send Bitcoin and other crypto out of Exodus?


How do I receive a token that runs on another network?

Receiving a token that runs on another network is the same as receiving other assets. But it's very important to make sure you select the correct network to receive your token on.

To learn how to receive assets, visit: How do I receive Bitcoin and other crypto out of Exodus?


How do I swap a token that runs on another network?

Swapping a token that runs on another network in Mobile and Desktop is the same as swapping other assets.

To learn more, visit: How do I swap crypto using the in-app exchange?

Swapping tokens in Web3 Wallet works a little differently. You can find out everything you need to know about swapping in Web3 Wallet here: How do I swap crypto in Web3 Wallet?


What happens if I send an unsupported token to Exodus?

Your Exodus wallet is capable of receiving any token on the Ethereum, Solana, BNB Smart Chain, Polygon, Avalanche, and Fantom networks. If you have sent a token to your Exodus wallet on one of these networks, you can access it by adding it as a custom token.

To learn more about adding custom tokens, visit: How do I add a custom token?

If you have sent an unsupported asset to your Exodus wallet over a network other than the ones listed above, you'll have to regain access to those funds using a wallet that supports that network and asset. Please contact Exodus Support for help with recovering your assets on unsupported networks.

Please be very careful with your 12-word secret recovery phrase and private keys, because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your secret recovery phrase or private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?


Why do I pay for my token's transactions with another asset?

Some tokens in your Exodus wallet, including NFTs, require another asset to pay for transaction fees (also known as gas).

This is because these tokens are created and hosted on another network. You can think of the network as the road and the tokens as cars on the road.

Using Ethereum as an example, the Ethereum network is the road, ERC20 tokens are the cars, and Ethereum (ETH) is both a car and the only type of gas all the cars run on.

Transaction fees are always paid in the primary asset of the network:

  • ASA tokens run on the Algorand network, so they pay transaction fees in Algorand (ALGO)
  • Avalanche tokens run on the AVAX C-Chain network, so they pay transaction fees in Avalanche (AVAX)
  • Arbitrum One tokens run on the Arbitrum One network, so they pay transaction fees in Ethereum on Arbitrum One (ARBETH)
  • Arbitrum Nova tokens run on the Arbitrum Nova network, so they pay transaction fees in Ethereum on Arbitrum Nova (ARBETH)
  • BEP20 tokens run on the BNB Smart Chain network, so they pay transaction fees in Smart Chain BNB (BSC BNB)
  • ERC20 tokens run on the Ethereum network, so they pay transaction fees in Ethereum (ETH)
  • Fantom tokens run on the Fantom Opera network, so they pay transaction fees in Fantom (FTM)
  • Terra tokens run on the Terra Classic network, so they pay transaction fees in Terra Classic (LUNC)
  • Polygon tokens run on the Polygon network, so they pay transaction fees in Polygon (MATIC)
  • Optimism tokens run on the Optimism network, so they pay transaction fees in Ethereum on Optimism (OPETH)
  • SPL tokens run on the Solana network, so they pay transaction fees in Solana (SOL)
  • TRC10 and TRC20 tokens run on the TRON network, so they pay transaction fees in TRON (TRX)

How do I pay for Algorand token transactions with ALGO?

Algorand tokens, aka ASA tokens, including Algorand NFTs, require Algorand (ALGO) to pay for transactions on the Algorand network.

To send or swap an ASA token, you need some ALGO in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees.

Algorand is a network with a minimum balance requirement. You can find more information here: Algorand FAQs - Learn more about ALGO.

For each ASA token you have in your wallet, the minimum deposit increases by 0.1 ALGO. So if you have ALGO and two ASA tokens, your minimum ALGO deposit will be 0.3 ALGO.

If you don’t have enough ALGO to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need an X amount more:

The Algorand network requires a small amount of ALGO to send this transaction. Deposit at least X ALGO more in your wallet, then try again.

Acquire ALGO by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Algorand based) assets to ALGO, or by receiving ALGO from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Algorand transactions on a block explorer like AlgoExplorer.


How do I pay for Avalanche token transactions with AVAX?

Avalanche tokens require Avalanche (AVAX) to pay for transactions on the Avalanche C-Chain network.

To send or swap an Avalanche token, you need some AVAX in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough AVAX to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Avalanche network requires a small amount of AVAX to send this transaction. Deposit at least X AVAX more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire AVAX by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Avalanche based) assets to AVAX, or by receiving AVAX from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Avalanche transactions on a block explorer like SnowTrace.


How do I pay for Arbitrum One token transactions with ARBETH on Arbitrum One?

Arbitrum One tokens require Ethereum on Arbitrum One (ARBETH) to pay for transactions on the Arbitrum One network.

To send or swap an Arbitrum One token, you need some Ethereum on Arbitrum One (ARBETH) in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough ARBETH to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Arbitrum One network requires a small amount of ARBETH to send this transaction. Deposit at least X ARBETH more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire ARBETH by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Arbitrum One based) assets to ARBETH on the Arbitrum One network, or by receiving ARBETH from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Arbitrum One token transactions on a block explorer like Arbiscan.


How do I pay for Arbitrum Nova token transactions with ARBETH on Arbitrum Nova?

Arbitrum Nova tokens require Ethereum on Arbitrum Nova (ARBETH) to pay for transactions on the Arbitrum Nova network.

To send or swap an Arbitrum Nova token, you need some Ethereum on Arbitrum Nova (ARBETH) in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough ARBETH on Arbitrum Nova to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Arbitrum Nova network requires a small amount of ARBETH to send this transaction. Deposit at least X ARBETH more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire ARBETH on Arbitrum Nova by receiving ARBETH from another wallet. 

You can see your Arbitrum Nova token transactions information on a block explorer like Arbiscan Nova.


How do I pay for BNB Smart Chain token transactions with BSC BNB?

BNB Smart Chain tokens require Binance Coin (BNB) to pay for transactions on the BNB Smart Chain network.

To send or swap a BEP20 token, you need some BSC BNB in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough BSC BNB to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The BNB Smart Chain network requires a small amount of BNB to send this transaction. Deposit at least X BNB more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire BNB by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-BNB Smart Chain based) assets in your wallet to BNB, or by receiving BNB from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your BNB Smart Chain transactions on a block explorer like BscScan.


How do I pay for Ethereum token transactions with ETH?

ERC20 tokens (and other tokens hosted on Ethereum, such as NFTs) require Ethereum (ETH) to pay for transactions on the Ethereum network.

You can enable custom fees for ETH and ERC20 tokens.

To send or swap an ERC20 token, or send an ETH NFT, you need some ETH in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough ETH to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Ethereum network requires a small amount of ETH to send this transaction. Deposit at least X ETH more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire ETH by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Ethereum based) assets in your wallet to ETH, or by receiving ETH from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Ethereum transactions on a block explorer like Etherscan.


How do I pay for Fantom token transactions with FTM?

Fantom tokens require Fantom (FTM) to pay for transactions on the Fantom network.

To send or swap a Fantom token, you need some FTM in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough FTM to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Fantom network requires a small amount of FTM to send this transaction. Deposit at least X FTM more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire FTM by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Fantom based) assets in your wallet to FTM, or by receiving FTM from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Fantom transactions on a block explorer like FTMScan.


How do I pay for Polygon token transactions with MATIC?

Polygon tokens require Polygon (MATIC) to pay for transactions on the Polygon network.

To send or swap a Polygon token, you need some MATIC in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough MATIC to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Polygon network requires a small amount of MATIC to send this transaction. Deposit at least X MATIC more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire MATIC by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Polygon based) assets in your wallet to MATIC, or by receiving MATIC from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Polygon transactions on a block explorer like Polygonscan.


How do I pay for Optimism token transactions with OPETH on Optimism?

Optimism tokens require Ethereum on Optimism (OPETH) to pay for transactions on the Optimism network.

To send or swap an Optimism token, you need some OPETH in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough OPETH to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Optimism network requires a small amount of OPETH to send this transaction. Deposit at least X OPETH more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire OPETH by receiving OPETH from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your Optimism transactions on a block explorer like Optimism.


How do I pay for Solana token transactions with SOL?

SPL tokens require Solana (SOL) to pay for transactions on the Solana network.

To send or swap an SPL token, or send SOL NFTs, you need some SOL in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees.

If you don’t have enough SOL to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Solana network requires a small amount of SOL to send this transaction. Deposit at least X SOL more in your wallet then try again.

You can acquire SOL by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-Solana based) assets in your wallet to SOL, or by receiving SOL from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

View your SPL transaction information on a block explorer like Solana Explorer.


How do I pay for Terra Classic token transactions with LUNC?

Terra Classic WC20 tokens require Terra Classic (LUNC) to pay for transactions on the Terra Classic network.

To send or swap a Terra Classic WC20 token, you need some LUNC in your Exodus wallet to pay for network transaction fees, also known as gas.

If you don’t have enough LUNC for WC20 token transactions, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The Terra Classic network requires a small amount of LUNC to send this transaction. Deposit at least X LUNC more in your wallet then try again.

View your Terra transactions on a block explorer like Terra Finder.


How do I pay for TRON token transactions with TRX?

TRON tokens (TRC10 and TRC20) require TRON (TRX) to pay for transactions on the TRON network.

To send or swap a TRON TRC10 or TRC20 token, you need some TRX in your wallet. Either you can pay for the transaction fees with TRX, or you can freeze TRX for Bandwidth or Energy. Bandwidth is used to send TRX and TRC10 transactions, whereas energy is used to send TRC20 transactions.

If you don’t have enough TRX to pay the transaction fee, you will get an error message that you need X amount more:

The TRON network requires a small amount of TRX to send this transaction. Deposit at least X TRX more in your wallet then try again.

Acquire TRX by using Exodus Swap to swap from any (non-TRON based) assets in your wallet to TRX, or by receiving TRX from another wallet. You can also buy crypto in Exodus

Newly created TRON accounts do not exist on the blockchain and need to be activated. If your TRC20 tokens, such as Tether (USDT) or BitTorrent (BTT), do not appear, please activate your TRON account.

View your TRON network transactions on a block explorer like Tronscan.


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