How do I register my EOS address inside Exodus?
The EOS ICO ends June 1st, 2018, and by that time all EOS ERC20 tokens will need to be registered with EOS in order to claim the future EOS Blockchain tokens.
As of Exodus version 1.48.0, you can now perform this registration safely inside Exodus, without having to export any private keys or even visit the EOS website. All you need is a few mouse clicks, and this guide will show you how to register EOS tokens held in your Exodus wallet.
First, let's make sure your EOS address isn't already registered - You can tell if your EOS address has not been registered yet by looking at your EOS wallet:
Note the "Address Not Registered" icon on the top right.
This indicates that your EOS address has not yet been registered within Exodus. This means that this message will appear even if you have manually registered your address before.
You'll also see a similar message on your EOS receiving address screen:
Let's fix that! First, make sure you have at least 0.005 ETH in your Exodus Ethereum account, as some ETH will be needed to complete registration.
A more detailed guide is available here to explain why you need Ethereum to pay for these transactions: https://support.exodus.io/article/67-how-do-i-send-or-exchange-an-ethereum-powered-asset
Now you'll want to open up the "Help" menu in Exodus (If you've ever claimed BTG or BCH using Exodus, this process is very similar). Scroll down to the bottom of the help menu until you see the entry for EOS registration, and then click on it:
Just click on the Big Green Button and it will open a dialogue asking you to confirm you want to register. Note that EOS registration costs a small amount of ETH - This is because EOS registration accesses a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain, and accessing smart contracts requires a miner fee.
After confirming, Exodus will perform the registration, handling everything for you in the background, and then your EOS address will be registered! In the final dialogue, Exodus will also show you the transaction ID of your registration process, which you can verify by clicking "View TX":
Now you can verify your EOS address has been registered simply by looking at your EOS wallet's receiving address again. Note that it says that your EOS address is registered:
And that's it! You're done. Your EOS tokens are registered to the EOS Mainnet address of your Exodus wallet. You can verify this by checking your EOS receiving address one last time.
Once you have registered...
Be aware that you will need to keep your EOS tokens in Exodus when the Mainnet launch occurs. No official information has yet been released about how the EOS team will determine how to allocate EOS Mainnet coins, so we recommend taking the safe approach:
It is likely the EOS team will take some kind of 'snapshot' in the days or weeks leading up to the Mainnet launch on June 1st. We are not sure when this will occur, but when it does, it is important that all of your EOS tokens be inside Exodus, otherwise, you may not be able to exchange them, or claim their equivalency in EOS Mainnet coins.
As a result, we recommend keeping your EOS coins safely in Exodus until the Mainnet launches, or until more clear, official information has been published by the EOS team.
About the transition to the EOS Mainnet
Keep in mind that Exodus does not yet support EOS Mainnet coins within the wallet interface, but the public/private keys for EOS Mainnet are still present inside Exodus and are generated from your 12-word phrase. This means that as long as you have your 12-word phrase, your EOS Mainnet coins are safe.
After the June 1st EOS Mainnet launch, it may take a while for Exodus to fully transition from ERC20 EOS into Mainnet EOS. During this transition, your EOS Mainnet coins will be safely held in your wallet, waiting to be enabled and accessed once we have the necessary server-side infrastructure ready.
However, if you are eager to access your EOS Mainnet coins immediately after the launch, you will still be able to export your EOS Mainnet private and public keys, for use in another EOS Mainnet wallet.
Please follow our roadmap for updates on EOS Mainnet support: https://support.exodus.io/article/96-exodus-wallet-roadmap
If you have already registered your EOS address
If you have already registered your EOS address then the message that your address is not registered will still appear. In this case, you can register your address again from within Exodus, if you want, and that new registration will override the old one. You will have a new EOS Mainnet address and Private Key, that will be safely stored in Exodus.
The benefit of doing the registration again is that your EOS address and Private Key will be derived from your Exodus 12-word phrase and associated with your Exodus wallet. So, when we introduce support for the Mainnet EOS coins enabling them will be done easily from within Exodus.
If you choose not to re-register your address, there is no need to worry; It is still registered and you will be eligible for the Mainnet EOS coins. After the EOS Mainnet launches and we introduce support for it, you can import your EOS Mainnet private key into Exodus like any other coin if you so choose.
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