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TRON and TRON token FAQs - Learn more about TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 tokens
TRON and TRON token FAQs - Learn more about TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 tokens

Everything you need to know about the TRON network, TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 TRON tokens in Exodus. Freeze TRX to pay transaction fees.

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Everything you need to know about the TRON network, TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 TRON tokens inside of your Exodus wallet. How to use Tether (USDT) on the TRON network and much more!

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What is TRON?

The TRON blockchain is designed to support free and decentralized digital content while keeping transaction fees low through its primary asset TRON (TRX). TRON is also a blockchain platform for decentralized applications (dApps) and web3 apps.

Development for TRON was started in 2017 by a Singapore non-profit called the TRON Foundation by Founder and CEO Justin Sun. TRON began as an ERC20 token on the Ethereum network until it was launched on its own TRON network in 2018.


Video tutorial: What is TRON?


What are the benefits of TRON?

TRON allows you to send TRX tokens, such as TRC10 and TRC20 tokens, without having to pay network transaction fees. This can be done by freezing some TRON (TRX) in your wallet to get resources such as energy and bandwidth, which can be used to send TRON tokens.

To learn more about freezing TRON, jump to: How do TRON network fees work?

If you do not have enough energy or bandwidth from freezing TRON, then you can pay TRON network transaction fees in TRON (TRX).


TRON token FAQs

What are TRC10 and TRC20 tokens?

Like other blockchain networks such as Ethereum, TRON allows users to create or issue tokens.

Like Ethereum has ERC20 tokens, TRON has TRX tokens, such as TRC10 and TRC20 tokens.

TRC10 and TRC20 tokens are two different token standards on the Tron network, and they are both TRX tokens, but they have some key differences.

TRC10 is a technical token standard that supports easy token creation, and TRC20 is a technical standard used for smart contracts on the TRON blockchain.


TRC10 vs. TRC20

Aside from easy token creation (TRC10) and smart contract functionality (TRC20), there are a few other key differences between the two types of tokens:

  • TRC10 is accessible via API (application programming interface)

  • TRC10 has 1000 times lower transaction fees than TRC20 but has bandwidth costs for API transfers and deposits

  • TRC10 transfers and deposits into smart contracts cost bandwidth and energy

Bandwidth allows users to perform TRON (TRX) and TRC10 transactions, and energy allows users to perform TRC20 transactions. Instead of paying network fees to perform these tasks, users lock up or freeze TRON (TRX) to generate bandwidth or energy.

For more differences between TRC10 and TRC20, see this guide on TRON's website: TRON Ecosystem Introduction.


Which TRON tokens does Exodus support?

For a full list of the tokens we support, please refer to our Supported Cryptocurrency Assets list.

In Exodus, Anything with the TRX Network badge is supported on the TRON network.

You can download Exodus to interact with the following TRON, TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 tokens:

Tether (USDT TRX)

TRC20 token

Send, receive, swap

USD Coin (USDC TRX)

TRC20 token

Send, receive, swap

JUST (JST)

TRC20 token

Send, receive, swap

Sun (SUN)

TRC20 token

Send, receive, swap

BitTorrent (new) (BTT)*

TRC20 token

Send, receive, swap

*New BTT is referred to as BTTC in Binance. If sending BTTC from Binance, please use the TRON network.

If you currently hold BTTOLD, and would like more information on the BTT migration, or instructions on how to swap your BTTOLD for new TRC20 BTT tokens, check out this Knowledge Base article: How do I swap old BitTorrent (BTT) for new BTT?

To enable TRC20 BTT, follow the steps in this guide: How do I enable/disable assets in Exodus?


Why can't I see my TRC20 tokens?

If your TRON address doesn't have any TRON (TRX) in it, then it does not exist on the blockchain as a valid address yet.

This means that if you send TRC20 tokens to your wallet, or swap some crypto to a TRC20 token, your TRC20 tokens will not appear. You'll also pay higher transaction fees to send TRC20 tokens to this address.

If your TRC20 token balance does not appear, or if you'd like to send tokens to a new TRON address with a lower fee, you must your activate your TRON crypto address in Exodus.

You can do this by sending some TRX to your TRON address or by following the steps below.


How do I activate my TRC20 tokens?

Mobile

  1. In Exodus, open a TRC20 token wallet, such as your USDT wallet.

  2. If the asset is supported on multiple networks, a) tap the dropdown menu and b) select the TRON network. If not, skip to step 3.

    If you do not see the TRON network as an available option, you'll need to enable it by following this guide: How do I enable and disable an asset?

  3. Tap on Activate Account.

    Activating your TRC20 wallet will result in a 0.000001 TRX deposit to your TRX wallet.


Desktop

  1. In Exodus, open a TRC20 token wallet, such as your USDT wallet.

  2. If the asset is supported on multiple networks, a) tap the dropdown menu and b) select the TRON network. If not, skip to step 3.

    If you do not see the TRON network as an available option, you'll need to enable it by following this guide: How do I enable and disable an asset?

  3. Click Activate Account.

    Activating your TRC20 wallet will result in a 0.000001 TRX deposit to your TRX wallet.


How do TRON network fees work?

What is a frozen TRON balance?

The TRON network allows you to freeze TRON (TRX) for bandwidth and energy, which can be used to send transactions without paying transaction fees.

Bandwidth allows you to send TRON (TRX) and TRC10 tokens without paying transaction fees, whereas energy allows you to send TRC20 tokens without paying transaction fees.

The amount of TRX needed to be frozen to send TRX, TRC10, and TRC20 transactions without paying transaction fees can vary.

If you do not have enough energy or bandwidth, you will need to pay a network transaction fee to send TRX and TRC tokens.

Transaction fees will fluctuate based on the level of network activity as well as the address you are sending to. Sending TRC20 tokens to an address that is receiving that specific token for the first time will incur a higher transaction fee.

In Exodus, you can always see the estimated TRON Max Network Fee before you send your TRC20 tokens.

The TRON Max Network Fee is set to ensure your transaction is successful regardless of network activity. You will only be charged the amount required to send the transaction. Learn more about max network fees here.

Bandwidth

Freezing TRON for bandwidth allows you to send TRON (TRX) and TRC10 transactions without having to pay network fees. After you have frozen your TRON, you can choose to unfreeze your TRON or leave it frozen. Unfreezing TRON takes 14 days.

Energy

Freezing TRON for energy allows you to be able to send transactions with TRC20 tokens and TRON smart contracts without having to pay network fees. After you have frozen your TRON, you can choose to unfreeze your TRON or leave it frozen. Unfreezing TRON takes 14 days.


How do I see my TRON frozen balance?

Mobile

  1. First, open your TRON wallet in Exodus Mobile, then tap the icon in the top right corner.

  2. The amount of TRON you currently have frozen will be listed under Frozen Balance.


Desktop

  1. If you have frozen some TRON in Exodus and want to check the balance in Exodus, all you need to do is a) go to your TRON wallet inside of Exodus, (b) click the More menu in the top right corner, and c) click on Advanced Options.

  2. Here you can see your frozen TRON under Frozen Balance. You will also see your Available balance, and your Total balance.


How do I freeze my TRON inside of Exodus?

Mobile

You can unfreeze your TRX at any time. Once you start the unfreezing process, it will take 14 days to complete.

  1. First, open your TRON wallet in Exodus Mobile, then tap the icon in the top right corner.

  2. Swipe down to the resource you want to freeze your TRON for, bandwidth and/or energy. Tap where it says Freeze For Bandwidth or Freeze For Energy.

  3. a) Enter an amount of TRON you would like to freeze for your chosen resource, then b) tap Freeze for Bandwidth or Freeze for Energy.


And that is it! You have now frozen some TRON to gain resources on the TRON network.


Desktop

You can unfreeze your TRX at any time. Once you start the unfreezing process, it will take 14 days to complete.

  1. First, a) click the Wallet icon, b) open your TRON wallet, and c) click Freeze TRX in the left corner.

  2. Scroll down to the resource you want to freeze your TRON for, bandwidth and/or energy.

  3. a) Enter an amount of TRON you would like to freeze for your chosen resource, then b) click Freeze for Bandwidth or Freeze for Energy.

  4. Click Freeze TRX.

  5. Finally, click Ok.


How do I unfreeze my TRON inside of Exodus?

Mobile

Unfreezing your TRX takes 14 days to complete. Here's how you can unfreeze your TRX.

  1. First, open your TRON wallet in Exodus Mobile, then tap the icon in the top right corner.

  2. Swipe down to the resource you want to unfreeze your TRON for, bandwidth and/or energy, and tap Unfreeze.

  3. After 14 days, you will receive a notification indicating that your TRX is ready to be withdrawn. To withdraw your TRON, tap Withdraw.


  4. You can also withdraw your TRON from the TRON freezing menu. Tap Withdraw Unfrozen TRX.

  5. You have completed withdrawing your TRX. Tap the x to close the confirmation message.


And that is it! Your TRON is ready to use.


Desktop

To Unfreeze TRON from your Desktop wallet, follow the steps below:

  1. First, a) click the Wallet icon, and b) open your TRON wallet, c) click Freeze TRX in the top-left corner.

  2. Scroll down to the resource you want to unfreeze, bandwidth and/or energy, a) click on the Unfreeze tab, then b) click Unfreeze.

  3. Click Unfreeze TRX.

  4. Finally, click Ok.

  5. After 14 days, you will receive a notification indicating that your TRX is ready to be withdrawn. To withdraw your TRON, tap Withdraw.

  6. You can also withdraw your TRON from the TRON freezing menu. Tap Withdraw

  7. You have completed withdrawing your TRX. Tap OK to close the confirmation message.

And that is it! Your is TRON ready to use.


How do I receive a TRON token?

  1. Open your Exodus wallet on your desktop or mobile device.

  2. You will need to ensure you have enabled your TRC20 wallet in Exodus. Look for the TRX badge and icon to ensure you are enabling the correct version of your token. To enable an asset, follow these instructions: How do I enable/disable assets in Exodus?

  3. First, a) search the TRC20 asset you wish to enable, then b) select the version with the TRX badge.

    Mobile


    Desktop

  4. Once enabled, open the wallet and click or tap Receive.


How do I send or swap a TRON token?

You will need some TRON (TRX) in your Exodus wallet to be able to send or swap your TRON tokens.

To send or swap a TRON and TRX tokens, you will need some TRX in your wallet, as all TRON token transactions require some amount of TRON. You can either pay for the transaction fees with TRX, or you can freeze TRX for bandwidth or energy.

If you prefer to freeze TRON for energy or bandwidth, you can perform transactions without paying transaction fees. Energy allows you to send TRC20 tokens without paying transaction fees. Bandwidth allows you to send TRON (TRX) and TRC10 tokens without paying transaction fees.

To see how much TRON you need to freeze, you can check out Tron Station Calculator.

Once you have figured out how much TRON you need to freeze, follow the guide on how to freeze your TRON - How to freeze on Desktop or How to freeze on Mobile.

Once you have frozen some TRON or have enough TRX to pay the transaction fee, you can send or swap your TRON tokens.


What happens if I send an unsupported TRON token to my Exodus TRON address?

Mobile

You will need to use a computer that you trust. Anyone with access to your private keys or 12-word secret recovery phrase can spend your funds.

  1. First, find a computer you trust and download Exodus on it.

  2. Link your mobile wallet to your desktop device following this guide: How do I sync my wallet to a computer?

If want to delete your Exodus wallet from your desktop device, follow this guide to completely remove it.

Desktop

  1. Open your Exodus TRON wallet on your desktop computer and find your TRON private key following this guide.

  2. Once you have your TRON private key, you will need to import it into a wallet that supports your token. Here is a list of TRON wallets you can research to see which works for your purpose: tron.network/wallet.

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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