Binance networks: BEP20 and BEP2 recovery guide

How to recover unsupported BEP20 and BEP2 tokens sent to your Exodus wallet.


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How is it possible to send to the wrong address?

Binance operates two token standards: BEP2 on the BNB Beacon Chain network as well as BEP20 on the BNB Smart Chain network.

As a result, many assets, such as Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), or Cardano (ADA), now have a BEP2 and a BEP20 version that you can withdraw from Binance, as well as other platforms that support the BEP2 and BEP20 networks.

Please do not worry if you have sent unsupported BEP20 or BEP2 assets to Exodus! This article will show you how you can retrieve your BEP20 and BEP2 assets sent to your Exodus wallet.

Additionally, Binance recently announced that it was supporting Ethereum (ETH) withdrawals on Arbitrum One, a popular layer 2 scaling solution. Currently, we only support ETH on the Ethereum network. If you have sent ETH or another asset using the Arbitrum network please read this guide to retrieve those assets.


How do I recover BEP20 tokens sent to Exodus?

BEP20 token sent to Exodus Desktop

If you have sent a BEP20 token to Exodus Desktop and do not see it in your wallet, then you can add it as a custom token.

For more information on how to add custom BEP20 tokens, visit: How do I add a custom token?


BEP20 token sent to Exodus Mobile

If you have sent a BEP20 token to Exodus Mobile and do not see it in your wallet, then you can add it as a custom token.

For more information on how to add custom BEP20 tokens, visit: How do I add a custom token?


BEP20 token sent to Trezor

To recover unsupported BEP20 tokens sent to a Trezor, you can follow this recovery guide: How to recover unsupported EVM tokens sent to Trezor?


How do I recover BEP2 tokens sent to Exodus?

BEP2 token sent to Exodus Desktop

Retrieving your Binance BEP2 assets will require the use of a desktop computer and the Binance wallet browser extension.

Please be very careful with your private keys, because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?

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Using a Chromium-based browser like Chrome or Brave (Safari will not work) go to the Chrome Web Store. In the top left corner search for the Binance wallet.

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Click on the Binance wallet. From there click Add to [browser] to add it to your browser as an extension.

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Once done, it should look like this in your browser. From here you can create a new wallet and get the 12-word secret recovery phrase, click on Create wallet.

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To view the 12-word secret recovery phrase of your newly created wallet, click on Generate seed phrase.

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Follow the instructions to create a strong password and click Continue.

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Write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase, and store it in a safe place offline. Then click Continue.

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Now please open your Binance wallet and click on the button at the top of the wallet. Then select BNB Beacon Chain Network from the list of three networks at the bottom of the wallet.

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Open your Exodus wallet, and open your BNB wallet that you accidentally sent your BNB Beacon Chain (BEP2) asset to.

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Please export your private key from your BNB network wallet (address starts with 'bnb'). Here's how you can obtain your private key: How do I view my private keys?

Please be very careful with your private keys, because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?

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Open Binance wallet and click on the symbol in the top right corner.

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This will open another menu. Click on Import Account.

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Paste your private key and then click Import.

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You'll now see this account in the drop-down menu with the badge Imported. Click on this account.

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Your BEP2 tokens should now appear.

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If your BNB BEP2 tokens appear please skip to step 17 below. However, if your tokens do not appear you will need the asset ID. To find the asset ID:
1. Open the BNB asset list to find the token you sent and click on it.
2. Copy the Asset ID.

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Back in the Binance wallet click the + sign.

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Select Custom Asset. Paste the token’s Asset ID in the Asset ID (with suffix) field and the rest of the information will populate automatically. Then click Add asset.

You should now see your BNB tokens appear.

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You'll need some BNB Beacon Chain BNB (BEP2) in the wallet before you can move your funds out of the Binance wallet. We recommend 0.002 BNB as this should be more than enough to cover all transaction fees for this process. You can use Binance to purchase BNB. When withdrawing BNB to this BNB Beacon Chain wallet, please select the BEP2 version of BNB to send from Binance to the BNB Beacon Chain wallet.

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Now you’ll be able to send your tokens back to the wallet you sent it from. (such as back to Binance or the platform where you got them) and after that, send back the BEP2 BNB.

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Once the funds are back in Binance (or the originating platform), please select the asset's name/ticker as the network to withdraw to your Exodus wallet (not BEP2 or BEP20). You can follow our guide here: Binance to Exodus: Step by Step.


BEP2 token sent to Exodus Mobile

To retrieve your Binance BEP2 assets will require the use of a desktop computer and the Binance wallet.

Please be very careful with your private keys, because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?

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First, you'll need to download the desktop version of Exodus here.
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Now you will need to link your mobile wallet to the desktop wallet you just downloaded. To do this please read this guide.
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The rest of the instructions are the same as above in the BEP2 token sent to Exodus Desktop section.

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