I've accidently sent Bitcoin Gold to my Bitcoin / Bitcoin Cash address!

Don't worry! Your funds are safe, and available for you to rescue! You'll just have to do a bit of work.

As you may know, Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) all share an identical address format, so there is no way for our wallet to know if you are putting in the wrong address when sending and receiving funds. One of the biggest advantages to using our wallet is that you control your private keys. If you had done this at an exchange like Coinbase, there would be no way to recover your assets. However, since you sent your funds to Exodus, you can recover your BTG with a little bit of work.

The procedure is to export your private keys from Exodus and import them into your BTG wallet. If you sent your BTG to your BTC wallet, then you need to export your BTC private keys. Conversely, if you sent your BTG to your BCH wallet, then export your BCH private keys.

If you sent your BTG to your BTC wallet by mistake:

Here is how to export your private BTC keys:

  1. Open the Developer menu. Here's how --> http://support.exodus.io/article/79-how-do-i-open-the-developer-menu
  2. Drill down to the Bitcoin Asset menu and click on "Export Private Keys."
  3. Find your private keys on your Desktop, in a folder called exodus_exports, named bitcoin-addresses-WARNING-HAS-PRIVATE-KEYS-<date>.csv.

If you sent your BTG to your BCH wallet by mistake:

Here is how to export your private BCH keys:

  1. Open the Developer menu. Here's how --> http://support.exodus.io/article/79-how-do-i-open-the-developer-menu
  2. Drill down to the Bitcoin Cash Asset menu and click on "Export Private Keys."
  3. Find your private keys on your Desktop, in a folder called exodus_exports, named bcash-addresses-WARNING-HAS-PRIVATE-KEYS-<date>.csv.

Import your private keys into your BTG wallet:

In your exported "CSV" file, you will see a list of addresses, balances of those addresses, and their associated private keys, like so:
7b23b200dbe04540c110e350b7cdfa29.pngImport the private key of the address you accidently sent your BTG to. Refer to your wallet's documentation on how to do this.

Congratulations, you just recovered your BTG!

A word of caution about your private keys:

Don't give your private keys out to anyone you don't trust, because they can drain your wallet of your funds with them. Be careful about airdrops and Bitcoin Gold/Diamond whatever promises to give you their currency; we've had a lot of customers lose their assets with scam sites or wallets! Please guard your private keys, and your 12 word phrase, very carefully!

When you're done with your private keys, we strongly recommend deleting them from your desktop and emptying your recycle bin/trash. Never leave them lying around on your computer as that is a security risk.