Derivation paths in Exodus
Need to know the derivation path for one of the assets in your Exodus wallet? Look no further! This article explains what a derivation path is and includes a list of paths for most of the assets that Exodus supports.
In this article:
- What are derivation paths?
- What are the derivation paths used in Exodus?
- What wallets are compatible with Exodus?
What are derivation paths?
Exodus is a Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet. HD wallets use the 12-word secret recovery phrase together with the derivation path to generate private keys by cryptography. You can think of these private keys being in the structure of an inverted tree, in which an infinite number of child keys are created, or branch out, from their parent keys. This makes it possible for your Exodus 12-word secret recovery phrase to generate public addresses and private keys for all the assets supported in your wallet.
The derivation path is important as it sets the standard of how your public addresses and private keys are created. Basically, the derivation path is, like it sounds, the path to how your keys are derived. Exodus, for the most part, uses BIP-44, and SLIP-0044 as the registered coin types.
What are the derivation paths used in Exodus?
Here is the list of the derivation paths used in Exodus.
| Exodus asset
|| Derivation path
|Legacy Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a 1)||m/44'/0'/0'/0/0|
|SegWit Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a bc1q)||m/84'/0'/0'/0/0|
|Taproot Bitcoin (BTC) address (starts with a bc1p)||m/86'/0'/0'/0/0|
|Bitcoin Cash (BCH)||m/44'/145'/0'/0/0|
|Bitcoin Gold (BTG)||m/44'/156'/0'/0/0|
|Bitcoin SV (BSV)||m/44'/236'/0'/0/0|
|Ethereum Classic (ETC)||m/44'/61'/0'/0/0|
|Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR)||m/44'/3030'/0'/0/0|
|*Ontology (ONT) / Ontology Gas (ONG)||m/44'/1024'/0'/0/0|
|*Stellar Lumens (XLM)||m/44'/148'/0'/0/0|
|Theta (THETA) / Theta Fuel (TFUEL)||m/44'/500'/0'/0'/0'|
|VeChain (VET) / VeThor (VTHO)||m/44'/818'/0'/0'/0'|
*The assets marked with asterisks have non-standard derivation paths. This means that you might not see these funds in all wallets.
What wallets are compatible with Exodus?
Not all wallets work with the paths above. For more information, and to see a list of wallets that follow the same standard and are compatible with the derivation path used in Exodus, you can visit: Exporting individual private keys with non-standard derivation paths.
If an asset is not on the list, then at this time a compatible wallet has not been found. If you find one that works for your asset, let us know so that we can add it!