Tron Token FAQs

Everything you need to know about Tron tokens - both TRC10 and TRC20 - inside of your Exodus wallet. Find out how to enjoy using Tether (USDT) on the Tron network and much more!


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Frozen Tron Balance Questions

What are TRC10 and TRC20 tokens?

Tron (TRX) is a blockchain platform for decentralized applications (Dapps).

Similar to other blockchain platforms like Ethereum, Tron allows users to create or issue tokens on its blockchain. These tokens can be used as a Dapp's currency or for whatever purpose token issuers can think of.

However, instead of ERC20 which is a popular type of Ethereum token, Tron has what are known as TRC10 and TRC20 tokens.


TRC10 vs. TRC20

Aside from easy token creation (TRC10) and native smart contract functionality (TRC20), there are a few other key notable 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

Note: bandwidth allows users to perform Tron transactions, and energy allows users to process Tron smart contracts. Instead of paying gas fees (small amounts of cryptocurrency, such as in Ethereum's network where gas = small amounts of ETH) to perform these tasks, users freeze or lock up TRX tokens in their wallet, which generates bandwidth and energy.

For more differences between TRC10 and TRC20, see Tron's website.

If you want to buy some TRX and take a jab at creating your own Tron-based token, Exodus gives you a safe and simple way to exchange TRX with other blockchain assets!


What is a frozen Tron balance?

The Tron network allows every user to send TRX from their wallet 20 times every day and not pay any network fees.

Freezing some TRX allows you to gain more free transactions per day.


Bandwidth

Freezing Tron for Bandwidth allows you to be able to perform more Tron (TRX) and TRC10 transfers without having to pay network fees. The Tron is frozen for a minimum of 3 days, after 3 days is up you can choose to unfreeze your Tron or leave it frozen.

Check out this link to find out how much Bandwidth you can get for freezing your Tron: https://tronstation.io/calculator


Energy

Freezing Tron for Energy allows you to be able to perform more transactions with Tron smart contracts without having to pay network fees, this includes all TRC20 token transfers. The Tron is frozen for a minimum of 3 days, after 3 days is up you can choose to unfreeze your Tron or leave it frozen.

Check out this link to find out how much Energy you can get for freezing your Tron: https://tronstation.io/calculator


How do I see my frozen balance inside of Exodus?

If you know you have frozen some Tron in a different wallet using your Exodus TRX private key and want to check the balance in Exodus, all you need to do is go to your Tron wallet inside of Exodus, click the three dots in the top right corner and finally click on Advanced Options.

Here you will see Total balance, Frozen Balance, and Available Balance.


How do I freeze/unfreeze my Tron inside of Exodus?

On Desktop:

Freeze

Freezing Tron in Exodus is super easy. Please follow the steps below:

1
First, open your Tron wallet inside of Exodus, then click on the three dots in the top right corner and finally click on Advanced Options.

2
Scroll down to the resource that you want to freeze your Tron for, Bandwidth and/or Energy.

3
Enter an amount of Tron you would like to freeze for your chosen resource, then simply click FREEZE FOR BANDWIDTH or FREEZE FOR ENERGY when you are ready!

And that is it! You have now frozen some Tron to gain some resources on the Tron network. You have to wait a minimum of 3 days until you are able to unfreeze this balance.

Unfreeze

After you have waited a minimum of 3 days, and you have decided you want to unfreeze your Tron, simply follow the steps below:

1
First, open your Tron wallet inside of Exodus, then click on the three dots in the top right corner and finally click on Advanced Options.

2
Scroll down to the resource that you want to unfreeze, Bandwidth and/or Energy, and click on the UNFREEZE tab then simply click on UNFREEZE.

And that is it! You have now unfrozen your Tron, now you can send it or exchange it however you please.


On Mobile:

Freeze

Freezing Tron in Exodus is super easy. Please follow the steps below:

1
First, open your Tron wallet inside of Exodus on your mobile, then tap on the Advanced Options symbol in the top right corner.

2
Swipe down to the resource that you want to freeze your Tron for, Bandwidth and/or Energy and tap where it says Freeze For Bandwidth or Freeze For Energy depending on your choice of resource.

3
Enter an amount of Tron you would like to freeze for your chosen resource, then simply tap FREEZE FOR BANDWIDTH or FREEZE FOR ENERGY when you are ready!

Bandwidth

Energy

And that is it! You have now frozen some Tron to gain some resources on the Tron network. You have to wait a minimum of 3 days until you are able to unfreeze this balance.

Unfreeze

After you have waited a minimum of 3 days, and you have decided you want to unfreeze your Tron, simply follow the steps below:

1
First, open your Tron wallet inside of Exodus on your mobile, then tap on the Advanced Options symbol in the top right corner.

2
Swipe down to the resource that you want to unfreeze your Tron for, Bandwidth and/or Energy and tap where it says Unfreeze depending on your choice of resource.

And that is it! You have now unfrozen your Tron, now you can send it or exchange it however you please.


Which Tron tokens does Exodus support?

Currently, Exodus supports the following Tron tokens:

  • Tether (USDT) - TRC20 token
  • BitTorrent (BTT) - TRC10 token

How do I receive a Tron token?

1
Open your Exodus wallet on your desktop or mobile device.
2
Next, you will need to ensure you have enabled the Tron token wallet inside of Exodus, please follow these instructions for your device: How do I Enable/Disable assets in Exodus? and look for the TRX badge and icon to ensure you are enabling the correct version of the token.
Desktop
Mobile

3
Once enabled, open the Tron token wallet and click/tap Receive.

How do I send or exchange a Tron token?

Please note: You will need some Tron (TRX) inside of your Exodus wallet to be able to send or exchange your Tron token.

You will need some TRX in your wallet as all "TRC20"-type Tron token transactions require some amount of Tron to be frozen for Energy. This will allow you to perform TRC20 token transactions without having to pay any network 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 above section for your device to freeze your Tron directly in Exodus- How to Freeze on Desktop or How to Freeze on Mobile - then once frozen, follow the below steps:

1
Open your Exodus wallet on your desktop or mobile device and ensure you have some Tron frozen for Energy in your wallet to avoid paying any transaction fees.
3
Find your Tron token wallet and click/tap on the Send button.
4
Enter the destination address and the amount of the token you want to send and when you are ready, just click/tap Send.

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

Desktop

Please note: keep in mind, that your private keys are only for your eyes. If they fall into the wrong hands that person has access to your Tron wallet.

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 the TRC20 token that Exodus does not support. This will allow you to gain access to your tokens again. Here is a list of Tron wallets, please do your own research to find which wallet works for you: Official Tron Wallets.

Mobile

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

1
First, find a computer that 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?
3
Now, follow the desktop instructions to see how to recover your unsupported TRC20 token sent to your Exodus Tron address.

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