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How can I tell which network my token uses?

Which network your token uses. Pay token transaction fees in the primary asset of the network it runs on. Find a token's network in Exodus.

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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, also known as gas.

Download Exodus to send and swap crypto on all supported networks.


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How can I tell which network a token uses?

It's important to know which network your token runs on when sending, receiving, or swapping crypto.

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, Bitcoin (BTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Bitcoin 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?

Mobile


Desktop


Web3 Wallet


How do I Identify the network with 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, Bitcoin (BTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Bitcoin network.

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

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


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, Bitcoin (BTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Bitcoin network.

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

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


Web3 Wallet

In Exodus Web3 Wallet, 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, Bitcoin (BTC) does not have a network badge or dropdown menu, so it can only be sent, received, and swapped on the Bitcoin network.

In the portfolio, you can find the network logo next to the token's logo.

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


How do I enable tokens on multiple networks?

Mobile

  1. In Exodus Mobile, to view all assets and networks, a) tap the Profile icon and b) select Assets.

  2. From here, you can scroll through all the available assets. You can also a) search for assets or b) filter assets by network by tapping the menu and selecting the network.

  3. After a) tapping on the asset, you will see all its available networks. b) Check each network you want the token to be enabled on.

    Before you can receive an Algorand token, you have to opt in and enable it. To see how, visit: How do I opt in and enable Algorand tokens?


Desktop

  1. In Exodus Desktop, to view all supported assets and networks, a) click on the Settings icon, then b) click Assets.

  2. a) Click the All Assets tab, then b) search for an asset. To filter assets by network, c) click on a network tab to view assets supported on the selected network.

  3. a) Click the dropdown menu to see all available networks for a token. b) Check each network you want the token to be enabled on.

    Before you can receive an Algorand token, you have to opt in and enable it. To see how, visit: How do I opt in and enable Algorand tokens?


Web3 Wallet

In Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can enable and disable assets on any supported network.

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

  2. From here, you can scroll through all the available assets. You can also a) search for assets or b) filter by network.

  3. a) Click on the dropdown menu next to the asset to see all available networks. b) Check each network you want the token to be enabled on.

    Before you can receive an Algorand token, you have to opt in and enable it. To see how, visit: How do I opt in and enable Algorand tokens?


How do I switch between networks?

Mobile

To switch between networks, a) tap on the token in your portfolio to expand the network menu, then b) select the network.

To switch between networks in a token's wallet, a) tap the dropdown menu and b) select a network.


Desktop

To switch between networks, a) click the dropdown menu and select a network.

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

To view your token balance across all networks, b) click Total balance.


Web3 Wallet

To switch between networks, a) click on the token in your portfolio to expand the network menu, then b) select the network.

After a network has been selected, you will be taken to the token's wallet.


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 network transaction fees. This is because transaction fees on a blockchain network are paid with the primary asset of the network.

For example, on the Ethereum network, the primary asset is Ethereum (ETH). So if you send an Ethereum token, you will need to have enough ETH in your wallet to pay the transaction fee.

In the table below, you can see which asset you need to pay transaction fees when sending tokens on each network:

Network

Asset to pay transaction fees

Ethereum (ETH or ERC20)

ETH on Ethereum

Algorand (ALGO or ASA)

ALGO

For each Algorand token, the required Algorand minimum balance increases by 0.1 ALGO.

Avalanche C-Chain (AVAXC)

AVAX

Arbitrum One (ARB1)

ARB1 ETH on Arbitrum One

Arbitrum Nova (ARBN)

ARBN ETH on Arbitrum Nova

Aurora (AURORA)

ETH on Aurora

Base (BASE)

ETH on Base

BNB Smart Chain (BSC or BEP20)

BSC BNB on BNB Smart Chain

BNB Beacon Chain (BNB or BEP2)

BNB on BNB Beacon Chain

Cardano (ADA)

ADA

Cronos (CRO)

CRO on Cronos

Fantom (FTM)

FTM

Flare (FLR)

FLR

Polygon (POLYGON)

MATIC on Polygon

Optimism (OP)

OP ETH on Optimism

Rootstock (RSK)

Rootstock Bitcoin (RBTC) on Rootstock

Solana (SOL)

SOL

Tezos (XTZ)

XTZ

Tron (TRX or TRC20)


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

When you send a token that runs on a different network, you will need to ensure you have enough of the network's primary assets in your Exodus wallet to pay transaction fees. To learn more, visit: Why do I pay for a token's transactions with another asset?

When you send tokens, your Exodus wallet will use the primary asset to pay transaction fees. For example, to send an ERC20 token, you will need Ethereum (ETH) to pay the transaction fees.

Before you send your funds, it's important to make sure that the receiving platform supports the network you're using.

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

If you don't have enough of a primary asset to pay a transaction fee, you'll see the following message:


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

If you are swapping a token that runs on another network, you will need enough of the network's primary asset to pay the transaction fee to send the token to be swapped.

For example, if you want to swap an Ethereum token, you will need to have enough Ethereum (ETH) in your wallet to pay the transaction fee. To learn more, visit: Why do I pay for a token's transactions with another asset?

For more information on how to swap crypto in Exodus, visit: How do I swap crypto in Exodus Swap?

If you don't have enough of a primary asset to pay a transaction fee, you'll see the following message:


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

Receiving a token that runs on another network is the same as receiving any other crypto. However, when you want to send or swap the token you have received, you will need the primary asset of the network to pay for the transaction fees. To learn more, jump to: Why do I pay for a token's transactions with another asset?

Before you receive funds in Exodus, make sure you select the correct network.

For more information on how to receive crypto in Exodus, visit: How do I receive Bitcoin and crypto in Exodus?


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.

A layer 2 blockchain will have a different primary asset than the layer 1 blockchain it operates on.

For example, on the Ethereum network, 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, ETH on Arbitrum One (ARB1).

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

  • Ethereum:

    • Arbitrum One - ETH on the Arbitrum One network (ARB1 ETH)

    • Arbitrum Nova - ETH on the Arbitrum Nova network (ARBN ETH)

    • Optimism - ETH on the Optimism network (OP ETH)

  • Bitcoin:

    • Rootstock - Rootstock Bitcoin (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?


What happens if I send an unsupported token to Exodus?

Your Exodus wallet is capable of receiving tokens on all networks that support custom tokens. If you have sent a token to your Exodus wallet on one of these networks, you can add it as a custom token: How do I add a custom token?

If you have sent an unsupported token to Exodus over an unsupported network, you can regain access using a wallet that supports the network and token. Please contact Exodus Support for help with recovering tokens 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?

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