[Tutorial] How to Enable Additional Cryptocurrencies in Exodus Wallet

Gone are the days when you needed to create a separate wallet for each of your cryptocurrencies, juggling dozens of passwords and potentially exposing yourself to an increased risk of losing money. In 2019, new wallets such as Exodus allow you to store and manage practically your entire portfolio in one place, simplifying what could otherwise be a time-consuming and frustrating task. 

By default, Exodus makes 21 major digital assets available to use after setting up the wallet. However, Exodus actually supports closer to 100 cryptocurrencies in total, but requires that the majority of less popular assets be manually enabled.

Whether you are a cryptocurrency power user or are simply looking to expand your portfolio, then Exodus provides an excellent opportunity to do so by allowing users to operate as many, or as few digital asset wallets as needed.

Enable Optional Assets

Step 1: By default, most digital assets are disabled in Exodus wallet. To begin the process of enabling some of these, you will first need to open Exodus and unlock your wallet by entering your password.

Step 2: After unlocking your wallet, you will be automatically taken to the ‘Portfolio’ tab, where you are able to view the current value of your portfolio and track its growth. Now, you will need to navigate to the Exodus settings panel by selecting ‘Settings’ on the left.

Step 3: After loading the settings menu, you will automatically find yourself on the Assets tab. Here you will be able to enable and disable particular digital assets, If you are looking to enable all available assets in Exodus, you can simply click the ‘Enable all’ button on the top right.

After enabling all assets, these will now be available in the wallet section of the site.

Step 4: For most people, enabling all assets can be overkill, and can make navigating the ‘Wallet’ section more tedious than it needs to be. Instead, we recommend enabling only the assets that you intend to be using in future.

To do this, you can use the search bar to directly search for the assets you want to enable. In the example below, we have searched for Ethereum Classic, and enabled it by clicking the small checkbox on the left side of the asset.

Step 5: Now, if we navigate to the ‘Wallet’ tab, we will find Ethereum Classic (ETC) available to use, along with any other digital assets that have been enabled.

Step 6: If you find that you have too many enabled digital assets, and want to keep your Wallet as clutter-free as possible, then you can also disable assets in the settings. This allows you to disable even assets that are enabled by default, such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and EOS.

Note that you cannot disable either Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) as these must be enabled to use the Exodus exchange feature. Similarly, only assets that have zero balance can be disabled. If you want to disable all assets except Bitcoin and Ethereum, you must first click ‘Enable all’ before then clicking the ‘Disable all’ button in the same place.

After organizing your wallets, why not export your private keys? You never know when you might need them, and it’s always best to get this out of the way sooner, rather than later.

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