Why is my asset unavailable for exchange?

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


In this Article:


Exodus says it is unavailable in my jurisdiction and I can't I exchange anything in Exodus

In certain areas of the world, regulations are in place that prevents our exchange partners from legally serving customers in those regions. In an effort to keep more clearly in line with those regulations, our exchange partners 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:

Where does this happen?

  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • States of New York and Washington in the USA.

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

Exodus does not track your IP address; However, our exchange partner does filter traffic based on the originating public IP addresses of Exodus clients when they make an exchange with our exchange partner.

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 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, please view our help desk article here: How do I send an asset from my wallet?

In the event the Exodus exchange 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 built-in exchange feature, our 24/7 support staff 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 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 exchange partners in order to cover a wide and reliable range of exchangeable assets. However, not all assets are available all the time with all partners. If an asset pair becomes unavailable we try our best to fix this as quickly as possible.

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

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