Enter the EXIT
Please note: Trading on tZERO is now live. EXIT tokens trade on tZERO under the ticker EXOD.
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In this Article:
- What is an EXIT token?
- What are digital Exodus Common Stock Tokens?
- Can I buy or trade shares of Exodus’s Class A common stock right now?
- Can I trade Exodus shares from anywhere in the world?
- Claiming EXIT
- How do I claim my EXIT?
- Holding versus trading EXIT
- I want to hold onto my shares. Do I need to register with tZERO if I do not plan to buy or sell?
- How do I trade Exodus shares?
- What does it mean if I get a message that "EXIT can only be sent to an address that belongs to a Securitize investor"?
- What does it mean if I get a message that “Trading is Not Yet Available” for me?
What is an EXIT token?
Exodus closed its groundbreaking Reg A+ public offering on May 5, 2021. We issued 2,733,229 shares of Class A common stock and raised approximately $75 million in gross proceeds (the maximum amount qualified in our offering circular). The significant demand from both retail and institutional investors alike afforded us the chance to welcome over 6,800 new Exodus shareholders to join us in our mission.
We selected the Algorand blockchain to issue the EXIT tokens; its high-performance speeds and low gas fees aligned with our goal to redefine the future of finance. The EXIT tokens act as a digital representation of the Exodus shares. Securitize, our transfer agent, is going to send the EXIT tokens to each of our bonafide stockholders’ Exodus wallets in August 2021.
Exodus is ecstatic to partner with the Algorand team, since its tech provides a rich Layer-1 with many exciting use-cases to power next-generation decentralized applications for our customers," said JP Richardson, Exodus Co-Founder and CEO. "Even better, the team built a modern marvel in Layer-1 scalability."
Exodus is on a mission to empower half the world to exit the traditional finance system by 2030. We plan to use the proceeds of our Reg. A+ public offering to continue expanding our platform with a special focus on our core competency, software development. We can’t wait to roll out some of our new features and we hope our users will appreciate the work that has gone into the beautiful aesthetics and streamlined user interfaces. Another core competency is our trusted Exodus Customer Support team. We strive to respond at lightning speed with meaningful information that helps our users troubleshoot any technical challenges they may encounter. We are committed to maintaining our Exodus customer support as we exponentially scale our user base.
What are digital Exodus Common Stock Tokens?
Our Class A common stock exists solely as book-entry shares within the records of our transfer agent, Securitize.
Each share of our Class A common stock is represented by one digital Common Stock Token, also known as an “EXIT token,” that can be viewed through the Exodus Platform.
EXIT tokens are only digital representations of our Class A common stock; they contain no voting, governance, economic or other rights, and cannot be traded independently of the Class A common stock.
EXIT tokens are not shares of Exodus Class A common stock; rather, they are digital representations of the number of shares purchased and held by a given stockholder.
The ownership and transfer of shares of our Class A common stock will be recorded in book-entry form by the Transfer Agent. A record of the movements of the Common Stock Tokens are recorded on the Algorand blockchain using the EXIT tokens and the Transfer Agent has access to that blockchain-based record.
If a transfer or sale of Class A common stock is made, but the number of EXIT tokens does not correspond to the amount of Class A common stock sold, the Transfer Agent will remove the relevant amount of EXIT tokens from the seller's digital wallet and burn them, so that they no longer exist.
Can I buy or trade shares of Exodus’s Class A common stock right now?
Yes! Making a secondary market available for trading Exodus shares was one of our top priorities and we delivered this option to our valued shareholders on September 14, 2021. We worked with Securitize and tZERO to pioneer the future of finance.
If you are interested in buying Exodus shares, you can register inside Exodus using the Shares app at any time.
To get started, open the Shares app (its icon looks like a nifty arrow aiming up and to the right) and follow the step-by-step instructions. Your profile will need to be verified by both Securitize and tZERO. Then you're ready for trading on tZERO!.
Can I trade Exodus shares from anywhere in the world?
Our goal is to offer the Exodus shares to as many jurisdictions as possible over time. At the moment, trading Exodus shares will be available for tax residents of the following jurisdictions and territories:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.
We will keep this list up-to-date, so please check back here if you are interested and your jurisdiction is not mentioned.
Thanks again for joining us on our mission.
Individuals who purchased Exodus shares in our Reg A+ offering can now claim their EXIT tokens.
Note, these tokens are a digital representation of your Exodus shares; they track the number of shares you own based on Securitize, our transfer agent’s records.
To claim your EXIT tokens, click on the Shares app:
Before issuance of the EXIT tokens is enabled, you'll see a screen like this:
After issuance of the EXIT tokens has been enabled, you'll see a screen like this:
How do I claim my EXIT?
Your purchased EXIT is now ready to be claimed. Awesome.
Within your Exodus wallet, you can click the Shares app icon.
Note, these tokens are a digital representation of your Exodus shares. They track the number of shares you own based on Securitize, our transfer agent’s records.
a) Click on the three-dot menu, then b) click on Claim EXIT.
This process allows the minting of EXIT tokens on the Algorand blockchain, and these are received in your Exodus wallet within three business days
You’ll see a celebratory screen as you claim your EXIT:
Once your EXIT tokens are in the Shares app, you will be able to see a digital representation of your Exodus shares value, in USD, which is reflected as the EXIT token price.
Holding versus trading EXIT
If you plan to hold onto your Exodus shares, you have nothing further to do at this time.
If you wish to sell your Exodus shares, or buy more, you can do so by trading on tZERO, please skip to How do I trade Exodus shares?
I want to hold onto my shares. Do I need to register with tZERO if I do not plan to buy or sell?
You are under no obligation to register with tZERO and are welcome to hold your shares for as long as you like. tZERO is an alternative trading system (ATS) that will facilitate the first secondary market of Exodus shares. You can register with them if you wish to buy more shares or sell those you already have. If you just wish to hold them, then you do not need to register.
How do I trade Exodus shares?
In order to trade your Exodus shares on tZERO, you must first register an account with tZERO.
tZERO is an alternative trading system (ATS) that will facilitate the first secondary market of Exodus shares. You can register with them if you wish to buy more shares or sell those you already have.
You can do so directly through our Shares app, in which case we assist with the account creation process (skip to Opening a tZERO account through Exodus wallet).
If you do not yet have a Securitize ID...
The first thing you will need is a Securitize ID. You can register for one on the Investor Profile page of our Shares app.
First, click Create Your Profile.
Then a new page will invite you to register as an investor by linking your Securitize ID to Exodus by clicking Link under the heading “Step 1: Securitize ID.”
A screen confirms that the Exodus public offering is closed, but you are invited to click Continue to Securitize to get your Securitize ID, a required step for you to acquire Exodus shares, even on a secondary market.
If you click Continue to Securitize, you will be taken to the Securitize website for registration. Follow the instructions there to complete the process.
If you already have a Securitize ID, and your “Step 2: Verification Status” indicates that you are “Verified,” then you can request an account with tZERO. This is the necessary next step to acquire Exodus shares. Once your account is active on tZERO you will have completed the preparatory step, and you will be able to log in and acquire or trade.
If you have a Securitize ID, you can skip to Opening Your tZERO account through Exodus wallet.
If you already have Exodus shares...
If you already have claimed your EXIT tokens, and can see them in your wallet, but have not yet created a tZERO account, then when you open the Shares app you should see this screen:
If you click Trade EXIT, you will be taken through a short process of applying for a tZERO account through your Exodus wallet.
If you do not have Exodus shares and are interested in acquiring them...
If you don’t have EXIT tokens and have not yet created a tZERO account, then when you navigate to the EXIT wallet you should see this screen:
If you click Register to Trade, you will be taken through a short process of applying for a tZERO account through your Exodus wallet.
Opening a tZERO account through Exodus wallet
In order to trade your Exodus shares on tZERO, you must first register an account with tZERO through the Exodus app. If you already have some Exodus shares and you would like to start your tZERO account, you can start here for info on how to link your account in the Exodus Shares App. If you do not have Exodus shares and are interested in acquiring them you can start here for info on how to start opening a tZERO account through your Exodus wallet.
You will see a button marked Start My Account. Once you have an active account on tZERO, you can send, receive, buy more, or sell what you already have on the tZERO market. Please note that it may take a few business days for your account to be created and verified.
Click Start My Account. We have worked hard to streamline the onboarding process with tZERO. The setup is automatic and only shares your data privately with tZERO.
We will streamline your application for a tZERO account. On the screen with the headline “Your Trading Account” click Start My Account.
This will link with tZERO. This screen will appear:
A celebratory screen will appear announcing that we have successfully shared your information with tZERO and the process for you to open an account with them has begun!
You will then see this screen:
Within three business days, you will receive an email from tZERO with instructions on completing your account setup. Follow the link in that email to tZERO’s website.
Completing the setup on tZERO’s website
Follow the instructions provided in the email by tZERO.
First, you’ll be asked to Create a Password. Clicking this will take you to tZERO’s website. You will find that we have streamlined the account creation process by securely sharing information from your Securitize ID with tZERO. So when you begin your tZERO account creation process, most of your information will automatically have been entered for you.
Once you’ve created a password, you’ll be asked to sign in with the email address at which you received the initial email from tZERO and your new password.
The first time you do this, you’ll be asked to add 2FA, or “Two Factor Authentication.” This is an important, obligatory extra step to keep your account secure. Each time you log in to tZERO, you’ll use your email address and password, but then you will also be asked to authenticate either by receiving a verification code as an SMS on your phone, or by using the Google Authenticator app.
You can choose whichever option you prefer, but from a security standpoint, Google Authenticator is recommended.
Next, you must review your joint application (joint in the sense that we at Exodus have securely shared the information you provided to get your Securitize ID in order to streamline your tZERO application process). You will find that we have already provided most of the application information, though there may be a few fields that you need to fill in yourself. Please also double-check the information we provided, to ensure its accuracy.
Click Save and Continue.
Within two business days, you should receive an email from tZERO confirming that your application has been approved and you can begin trading as soon as the Exodus shares secondary market opens!
Until your application is approved, if you click View Portfolio, you’ll see a screen like this:
If you have any further questions, we’re happy to help. Please write to [email protected]
What ticker will the EXIT token trade under in tZERO?
EXOD is the ticker the EXIT token trades under in tZERO and other regulated markets.
What does it mean if I get a message that "EXIT can only be sent to an address that belongs to a Securitize investor"?
You will receive this message if you try to send Exodus shares to an address that is not whitelisted in the Securitize database. In order to send Exodus shares, the destination address must belong to a Securitize user that has associated (whitelisted) their address in Securitize.
Part of the requirements when selling shares through a Reg A+ offering like we did, is to use a registered transfer agent that keeps track of the Company’s shareholder records and ensures we can send our required disclosures to the right people, at the right place. The only way to effectively keep these records is to require all trading to take place on Securitize’s database.
What does it mean if I get a message that “Trading is Not Yet Available” for me?
Some jurisdictions, due to regulatory restrictions, are not able to trade immediately. If that is the case, then you’ll see a screen like this:
There are a number of reasons why trading or creating a tZERO account might not yet be available to you. The simplest may be related to your location (country or jurisdiction). It may also have to do with whether you are an entity as opposed to an individual, or what type of entity your account represents (e.g. LLC), or whether you participated in the Reg A+ offering or not. The inability to trade is automatically indicated to us by Securitize. If you get this message and think it is in error, please contact us at [email protected]. We will continue to update information as it becomes readily available.
Trading on tZERO is currently supported in the following jurisdictions given here: Can I trade Exodus shares from anywhere in the world?
Trading on tZERO is currently supported for the following entity types, in addition to individuals:
If you have any further questions, we’re happy to help. Please write to [email protected].
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