Cardano FAQs - Learn more about ADA

Everything you need to know about Cardano ADA inside of Exodus.

In this Article:

General ADA Questions

Why can't I export my ADA to another wallet?

Typically, by exporting your private key you can interact with your tokens in another wallet that supports the same derivation path used in Exodus.

At the moment, Exodus uses a unique derivation path (a fancy way to say address creation tool) for ADA.

There are no other wallets that support the ADA address creation used in Exodus, and as a result, users cannot export via private keys their ADA or ADA NFTs.

Trying to export your Exodus ADA private key currently will result in a different address shown at another wallet. We plan to improve this experience as the wallet develops further.

Cardano native tokens and NFTs with Exodus

Why is some of my Cardano balance locked?

If you hold some Cardano native tokens on your Cardano address, you might have noticed that some of your Cardano becomes locked.

This is due to the Cardano network requiring you to lock away some ADA for every native token your wallet holds.

The amount of ADA locked per each native token is not a fixed amount and can change, it depends on how many native tokens you hold as well as other factors.

How do I see my locked balance inside of Exodus?

The amount of ADA you have locked will be shown to you inside of the Cardano ADA wallet in Exodus:

Can I send Cardano tokens or NFTs to Exodus?

No. Currently, Exodus does not support Cardano NFTs or Cardano tokens .

With Cardano, tokens are binded to the ADA transaction output model. This means that sending ADA funds can also send the tokens attached to that address.

While the transaction will be successful on the ADA network, you won't have the ability to interact with the Cardano NFT or token in Exodus. Your tokens and NFTs will be safe at your ADA address, however they will not be accessible in Exodus.

Please note: Sending an ADA transaction from a wallet that holds a Cardano NFT can result in sending the NFT along with the ADA funds. Be careful when sending ADA funds from wallets that also store ADA NFTs as these will not show in Exodus.

I accidentally sent a Cardano native token/NFT to Exodus what should I do?

If you have accidentally sent a Cardano native token or NFT to your Exodus wallet Cardano address, then please do not worry! Follow the steps below to send it to a platform that supports Cardano native tokens/NFTs:


Open your Cardano wallet inside of Exodus and click the three dots in the top right corner then select Send Native Tokens.

Enter a Cardano address that supports Cardano native tokens or NFTs and when you are ready, just click SEND TOKENS.

Please note: this will send all native tokens and NFTs currently in your Cardano wallet in Exodus to the destination of your choice. This will also incur a network fee.

And you are done! Your Cardano native tokens or NFTs will arrive at the destination address soon.


Please note: You will need to use a computer that you trust to perform the below steps.

First, find a computer that you trust and download Exodus on it.
Link your mobile wallet to your desktop device following this guide: How do I sync my Mobile wallet to a computer?
Now, follow the desktop instructions to see how to send your Cardano native tokens or NFTs out of Exodus..

If you do not want to keep your Exodus wallet on the computer anymore, follow this guide to completely remove it.