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How do I recover Bitcoin ordinal NFTs sent to Exodus?
How do I recover Bitcoin ordinal NFTs sent to Exodus?

Everything you need to know about recovering unsupported Bitcoin ordinal NFTs sent to Exodus.

Updated over a week ago

Everything you need to know about managing unsupported Bitcoin ordinal NFTs sent to Exodus.

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What are Bitcoin ordinal NFTs?

An ordinal NFT on Bitcoin is a specific satoshi (sat, the smallest unit of BTC) where data such as an image, video, or text has been attached, and an ID has been assigned. This makes that specific sat unique, or non-fungible, which makes it a non-fungible token, or NFT.


Does Exodus support Bitcoin ordinal NFTs?

Exodus does currently not support Bitcoin ordinal NFTs. If you send an ordinal NFT to Exodus, then you will not be able to view or manage it.

If you sent Bitcoin ordinal NFTs to Exodus, you must recover them to avoid accidentally spending your Bitcoin ordinal NFTs.

Exodus does not support the ability to select which Bitcoin sats you spend when you make a transaction. Because of that, if you hold ordinal NFTs at your Exodus address and then initiate a BTC transaction, you run the risk of spending sats that include your ordinal NFTs.

You can follow the guides below to learn how to manage unsupported ordinal NFTs if you have sent an ordinal NFT to your Exodus Bitcoin Taproot address.


How do I manage unsupported Bitcoin ordinal NFTs?

The guide below outlines how to recover an unsupported ordinal NFT from your Exodus BTC Taproot address using the Xverse wallet.

Currently, it is not possible to recover ordinal NFTs sent to an Exodus Segwit or Legacy address. Please contact Exodus Support if you have sent ordinal NFTs to your Exodus Segwit or Legacy address.

Xverse is a third-party platform that is not affiliated with Exodus. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of its products/services or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.

Mobile

here's how to recover ordinal NFTs sent to your Exodus Taproot address.

Currently, it is impossible to recover ordinal NFTs sent to an Exodus Segwit or Legacy address with this method. Please contact Exodus Support if you have sent ordinal NFTs to your Exodus Segwit or Legacy address.

  1. First, you will need your Exodus Mobile 12-word secret recovery phrase. If you haven't written it down yet, you can find the steps here: How do I always have access to my wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

  2. Next, you will need to install the Xverse mobile app. To download it, visit the Xverse download page here: Download Xverse wallet.

  3. Open the Xverse mobile app and tap Restore an existing wallet.

  4. a) Read Xverse's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and b) tap Accept.

  5. a) Enter your Exodus secret recovery phrase (aka seed phrase), then tap Next.

  6. Next, you must set a password or secure your wallet with biometrics.

  7. After you have restored your wallet, tap the menu icon.

  8. If any Bitcoin ordinal NFTs are detected, you will see a prompt. To display, tap Activate.

    If you don't see your NFT, you might have to switch accounts in Xverse. For a guide on how, jump to: What should I do if I don't see my Bitcoin ordinal NFT in my Xverse wallet?

  9. To send a BTC ordinal NFT, tap on it.

  10. Then tap Send.

  11. a) Enter the BTC address where you want to send the NFT. Please ensure the recipient wallet or platform supports ordinal NFTs. Then b) tap Send.

  12. a) Check the transaction details, then b) tap Confirm.


Desktop

Here's how to recover ordinal NFTs sent to your Exodus Taproot address.

Currently, it is impossible to recover ordinal NFTs sent to an Exodus Segwit or Legacy address with this method. Please contact Exodus Support if you have sent ordinal NFTs to your Exodus Segwit or Legacy address.

  1. First, you will need your Exodus Desktop 12-word secret recovery phrase. If you haven't written it down yet, you can find the steps here: How do I always have access to my wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

  2. Next, you will need to install the Xverse browser extension. To install it, visit the Xverse download page here: Download Xverse wallet.

    The Xverse browser extension is only supported on Google Chrome.

  3. Open the Xverse browser extension and click Restore Wallet.

  4. To start setting up your wallet, click Next.

  5. a) Read Xverse's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, then b) click Accept.

  6. a) Enter your Exodus wallet secret recovery phrase (aka seed phrase), then click Continue.

  7. Create a password for your wallet, enter it again to confirm it, then click Continue.

  8. You have now restored your Exodus wallet in Xverse. a) Click the Extension icon and b) click on Xverse Wallet to open the wallet.

  9. In Xverse, click the menu icon.

  10. If any Bitcoin ordinal NFTs are detected, you will see a prompt. To display, click Activate.

    If you don't see your NFT, you might have to switch accounts in Xverse. For a guide on how, jump to: What should I do if I don't see my Bitcoin ordinal NFT in my Xverse wallet?

  11. To send your ordinal NFT, click on it.

  12. Then click Send.

  13. a) Enter the BTC address where you want to send your NFT. Please ensure the recipient wallet or platform supports Bitcoin ordinal NFTs. Then b) click Send.

  14. a) Check the transaction details, then b) click Confirm.


What should I do if I don't see my Bitcoin ordinal NFT in Xverse?

If you don't see your Bitcoin ordinal NFT in Xverse, it might be because you use multiple Bitcoin addresses.

To find your Bitcoin ordinal NFT, you'll have to access the address where you sent the NFT. The length of this process could depend on how many Bitcoin addresses you've used in your wallet in the past.

Mobile

  1. Open your Xverse wallet, and tap on the account name at the top.

  2. To add a new address, click Create a new account.

  3. a) Enter your password and b) click Continue.

  4. Select the new account you created

  5. Tap the menu icon to check if you see your NFT.

  6. If you do not see your NFT, go back to step 1, repeat the process, and keep adding addresses until you see your NFT. The length of this process depends on how many Bitcoin addresses you've used in your wallet in the past.

Desktop

  1. Open your Xverse wallet, and click on the account name at the top.

  2. To add a new address, click Create a new account.

  3. Select the new account you created.

  4. Click the menu icon to check if you see your NFT.

  5. If you do not see your NFT, go back to step 1, repeat the process, and keep adding addresses until you see your NFT. The length of this process depends on how many Bitcoin addresses you've used in your wallet in the past.

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