Recovering Crypto Assets Sent To Trust Wallet Using the Incorrect Network

Transferring funds to a wrong network address, for example, sending VET or CLO to your ETH address, can cause your funds to go missing from your app, despite having been sent already. This is due to the similar address formats cryptocurrency share, despite being on different blockchains. This guide provides you with a step-by-step method to recover such wrongly sent funds.

Covered in this guide:

- Getting the Private Key

- Accessing Mnemonic Code Converter Site

- Entering your Recovery Phrase

- Selecting the Coin/Token involved

Please ensure you have your recovery phrase well backed up before you proceed with the following steps:

Accessing the Mnemonic Code Converter Site:

Navigate your browser to this site: BIP39 - Mnemonic Code.

Entering your Recovery Phrase:

In the BIP39 Mnemonic field, type in your Recovery Phrase. If you need help acquiring the Recovery Phrase, follow this guide: How to Backup a Multi-Coin. Insert Link 

This screenshot is for educational purposes. Please exercise caution.

Coin/Token Selection:

Choose the coin/token you mistakenly sent your funds. For instance, if you sent VET to your ETH wallet, you need to select ETH - Ethereum from the drop-down. 

Note: If the coin/token isn't in the options, scroll to locate the Derivation Path section.

Obtaining the Private Key:

Review the Derived Addresses list. If all steps were followed correctly, your missing crypto should have been sent to the first address on the list. Copy your Private Key from the far right of this address. 

Recovering Wallet:

Import the private key of the coin you're trying to recover into your Trust Wallet App. For example, if you sent VET to your ETH wallet, import the private key as VET wallet.

Accessing the Derivation Path:

In case the coin you mistakenly sent funds to is absent in Step 3, you should select ETH - Ethereum and then BIP32 under Derivation Path, followed by "Custom derivation path". Key in any of the BIP32 Derivation Paths listed below and move to Step 4.

ETH: m/44'/60'/0'/0

VET: m/44'/818'/0'/0

WAN: m/44'/5718350'/0'/0

CLO: m/44'/820'/0'/0

GO: m/44'/6060'/0'/0

POA: m/44'/178'/0'/0

TOMO: m/44'/889'/0'/0

NIM (Nimiq): m/44'/242'/0'/0

AION: m/44'/425'/0'/0

TT: m/44'/1001'/0'/0

THETA: m/44'/500'/0'/0

Smart Chain Legacy: m/44'/714'/0'/0

Tip: For obtaining the Private Key of your BTC address, choose BIP84 for Derivation Path.

Please ensure you have downloaded the most recent version of Trust Wallet to enjoy the newest features: 

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