I've sent Bitcoin Cash to my Bitcoin Address!

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How is this possible?

Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are two separate cryptocurrencies after the fork that occurred on August 1st 2017. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adopted the CashAddress format to avoid confusion between the two. However, the old Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Legacy addresses are identical in format to Bitcoin (BTC) addresses.

Therefore, it's very easy to accidentally send BTC to your Exodus BCH address and vice versa. If you do this by mistake, your transaction will show confirmations, but your funds will not appear in your wallet.

However, don't worry! Your funds are safe and can be recovered by going through a few steps. We now include the ability to perform cross-chain sweeps automatically without having to manually import and export private keys.

Make sure you are on the latest version of Exodus to get access to this functionality:
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Recover Bitcoin Cash (BCH) sent to your Bitcoin (BTC) Wallet

Here's how to do recover your assets in three simple steps:

1
First, navigate to the Bitcoin (BTC) section of your wallet.
2
Next, click on the Asset Menu in the upper right hand corner of your wallet. If you don't see the Asset Menu option in your wallet, be sure to update to our latest release.
3
Select the "Sweep for Bitcoin Cash" option from your Asset Menu:

Your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will be moved to your Exodus BCH address, and you will see it in your wallet's balance.


Recover Bitcoin (BTC) sent to your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Wallet

Here's how to do recover your assets in three simple steps:

1
First, navigate to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) section of your wallet.
2
Next, click on the Asset Menu in the upper right hand corner of your wallet. If you don't see the Asset Menu option in your wallet, be sure to update to our latest release.
3
Select the "Sweep for Bitcoin" option from your Asset Menu:

Your Bitcoin (BTC) will be moved to your Exodus BTC address, and you will see it in your wallet's balance.


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