Need to know the derivation path for one of the assets in your Exodus wallet? Look no further! This article explains what a derivation path is and includes a list of paths for most of the assets that Exodus supports.
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What are derivation paths?
Exodus is a hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallet. HD wallets use the 12-word secret recovery phrase together with the derivation path to generate private keys by cryptography.
You can think of these private keys being in the structure of an inverted tree, in which an infinite number of child keys are created, or branch out, from their parent keys.
This makes it possible for your Exodus 12-word secret recovery phrase to generate public addresses and private keys for all the assets supported in your wallet.
The derivation path is important as it sets the standard of how your private keys and public addresses are created. Basically, the derivation path is, like it sounds, the path to how your keys are derived.
What are the derivation paths used in Exodus?
Here is the list of the derivation paths used in Exodus:
Legacy Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a 1)
SegWit Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a bc1q)
Taproot Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a bc1p)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
Bitcoin SV (BSV)
BNB Smart Chain
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR)
*Ontology (ONT) / Ontology Gas (ONG)
*Stellar Lumens (XLM)
Theta (THETA) / Theta Fuel (TFUEL)
VeChain (VET) / VeThor (VTHO)
*The assets marked with asterisks have non-standard derivation paths. This means that you might not see these funds in all wallets.
Are there other derivation paths that work with Exodus?
In addition to the derivation paths used by Exodus, Exodus Mobile and Exodus Web3 Wallet support restoring funds from other derivation paths.
If you restore a wallet in Exodus Mobile or Web3 Wallet with a 12-word secret recovery, Exodus will also scan the derivations paths listed below.
Exodus Mobile and Web3 Wallet will restore an address from those derivation paths if there is any previous transaction history. If not, Exodus will create a new address with the standard Exodus derivation path.
Phantom, OKX, XDEFI Wallet
What wallets are compatible with Exodus?
Can I import another wallet into Exodus?
Exodus supports restoring a wallet from its 12-word secret recovery phrase. However, importing 12-word secret recovery phrases generated by other wallets into Exodus will only work if the derivation paths are the same.
If you use a 12-word secret recovery phrase from another wallet, then the derivation paths used by the other wallet will need to be supported by Exodus.
To see which derivation paths Exodus uses, visit the section: What are the derivation paths used in Exodus?
In addition to the derivation paths used by Exodus, both Exodus Mobile and Exodus Web3 Wallet support restoring from some Solana derivation paths used by other wallets. To learn more, jump to: Are there other derivation paths that work with Exodus?
If a wallet uses derivation paths that Exodus doesn't support, then it won't be possible to import the wallet into Exodus.
Some wallets might use the same derivation path as Exodus for a few assets. If you restore that wallet in Exodus, you will only see funds for the assets that use the same derivation paths as Exodus.
Can I import Exodus into another wallet?
You can import your Exodus wallet into another wallet if the wallet uses the same derivation paths as Exodus and supports restoring from a 12-word secret recovery phrase.
However, not all wallets will use the same derivation paths as Exodus. If the wallet does not support the same derivation paths as Exodus, restoring the Exodus 12-word secret recovery phrase won't work.
Some wallets might only support the same derivation paths as Exodus for a few assets. In that case, if you restore your Exodus 12-word secret recovery phrase in another wallet, you will only see the funds for the assets where the derivation path is the same as Exodus.
Some Exodus assets use non-standard derivation paths. If you can't find a wallet that supports your Exodus 12-word secret recovery phrase and derivation paths for one or more assets, you can import your private key for the asset into a supported wallet.
To see a list of wallets where you can import your Exodus private keys, please visit: Exporting individual private keys with non-standard derivation paths.
If an asset is not on the list, then at this time, a compatible wallet has not been found. If you find one that works for your asset, let us know so we can add it!