Creating a new EOS account name in Exodus

Wallets which did not contain EOS ERC20 (old EOS) tokens on or before June 2nd, 2018 will need to create a new EOS account name connected with their EOS private key. This can be done simply and safely inside your wallet without the risk of exporting your private keys to an untrusted 3rd party and risking all your funds.

There are two methods of creating a new account name in Exodus.

Note: Your Exodus wallet only supports one EOS account name, unlike some other Mainnet only wallets which allow creating multiple EOS account names and delegating resources to them from the main account. The first and quickest method of creating an EOS Account name is to exchange from any asset to EOS through the built-in Exchange feature. When doing this for the first time, part of the exchanged EOS will be used to create your EOS account name. The funds used during the account creation are not collected by Exodus and are used for your resource staking.

Method 1 - The Easy Way

Select the asset you would like to exchange to create your EOS account. Some assets networks are quicker than others and will impact the total transaction time before you can see your EOS account name in Exodus. The typical duration of exchanges could be anywhere from 5 to 25 min. 

Hint: To do this quickly use Ethereum, Litecoin, Digibyte or Ripple.

Once your exchange completes, you will be able to see the balance in your EOS wallet and use the Advanced Drawer to view your account name, staked and liquid balance as well as your EOS account resource allocation. You can find out more information about the Advanced Drawer here:  https://support.exodus.io/article/892-eos-advanced-drawer


Method 2 - The Advanced Way

Create Your Exodus EOS Account With The Developer Menu

The second method of creating an EOS account name in Exodus requires you to already have EOS in another wallet and is accessed from the Developer Menu. This method can be used also to send EOS to Exodus directly from an exchange if you don't have an account in Exodus.

1. Select the Create account from EOS mainnet selection of the developer menu.

2. Select and copy the account name signupexodus and the memo from the pop-up

3. From an existing EOS mainnet wallet, send 3 or more EOS to `signupexodus` and paste the copied information into the memo field:

4. Return to your Exodus wallet and you should see the incoming transaction from the account creation and the account details in the Advanced Drawer.