Why is my asset unavailable for exchange?

As the cryptocurrency industry continues to see rapid growth in both user adoption and transaction volume, our third-party exchange API providers may need to take assets offline for a period of time to perform maintenance. When this happens, you’ll see the asset listed as temporarily unavailable within the Exodus exchange section of the wallet.

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Why does the Exodus in-app exchange feature say it is unavailable in my jurisdiction and I can't I exchange anything in the Exodus app?

In certain areas of the world, regulations are in place that prevents our third-party exchange API providers from legally serving customers in those regions. In an effort to keep in line with those regulations, our third-party exchange API providers have taken additional measures that prohibit customers in those regions from making exchanges in Exodus.

When this happens, you'll see an error like this:



On Mobile, if you are in an unsupported jurisdiction, all exchanges will show that they are unavailable as seen in the image above.

Where does this happen?

  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • States of New York (NY) and Washington (WA) in the USA

How do you/they know where I am geographically located?

Exodus does not track your IP address; however, our third-party exchange API providers do filter traffic based on the originating public IP addresses of Exodus clients when they make an exchange with our third-party exchange API providers.

Is my IP address being logged?

Although Exodus does not log anyone's IP addresses, it is safe to assume that your IP address is being logged whenever you use the internet in general.

Exodus in-app supported exchange assets are now unavailable; what do I do?

In most instances, this downtime will only last a few hours. However, there are some cases in which an asset may be down for an extended period of time. In addition, if we receive reports of delays or congestion with asset networks, we may disable an exchange within Exodus, even if it is available directly through other exchange providers. This is done to reduce any occurrences of failed exchanges and to ensure a reliable experience.

For the most up to date information on assets within Exodus, we recommend you check our status page.

It is important to note that while the exchange feature may be temporarily unavailable, this does not affect your ability to send and receive assets. You can always move your assets to any other wallet by clicking the Send tab and entering your destination address. If you need help sending assets to external sources, view our Knowledge Base article here: How do I send an asset from my wallet?

In the event the in-app Exodus exchange feature is unavailable, there are other options to exchange your assets. Some options that offer similar services for Exodus supported assets are listed below. If you choose to conduct your exchange outside of Exodus, our 24/7 support team will not be able to assist with any transaction issues. We recommend you research the reason your chosen asset is offline to ensure you won’t experience similar issues when using a different platform.

As always, if you experience any issues with our in-app exchange feature, Exodus Support is available to help. You can find us here.

Why are some asset pairings not available to be exchanged?

You will sometimes find an asset pairing unavailable for exchange in your Exodus. This means that exchange from one specific asset (A) to another specific asset (B) is not possible even though both A and B are available for exchange with other assets.

Here is why: Exodus uses multiple third-party exchange API providers in order to cover a wide and reliable range of exchangeable assets. However, not all assets are available all the time with all third-party exchange API providers. If an asset pair becomes unavailable we try our best to fix this as quickly as possible.

We understand this might be frustrating, however, be assured that we are working with our third-party exchange API providers to fix such situations as quickly as possible. You can always do a two-step exchange if the timing is an issue using another platform.

Your assets might also be available to exchange through the FTX Exchange app in Exodus. You can find out more about the FTX Exchange app here: Getting started with the FTX Exchange app in Exodus

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