Whether you are moving your crypto from a centralized exchange or looking to get an airdrop, you might be wondering if those tokens will be supported in your non-custodial MEW wallet.
Depending on which MEW product you are using, you can manage a wide range of currencies while retaining full control of your assets.
All Ethereum-based assets (ETH, all ERC-20 tokens and NFTs)
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Optimism (ETH layer 2)
Polkadot (DOT) and its parachains (Kusama, Acala, Karura, Moonbeam, Moonriver, Astar, Shiden and more)
BNB Smart Chain (BNB)
Enkrypt multichain browser extension wallet (https://www.enkrypt.com)
The Enkrypt browser wallet is MEW's most recent release, specifically created for the multichain future. It offers support for the largest number of networks and currencies among all MEW products: Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Polygon (MATIC), BNB Smart Chain (BNB), Optimism (Layer 2 ETH), as well as Polkadot (DOT) and its parachains, with more networks being added constantly.
Enkrypt also supports the addition of custom EVM networks using the network's RPC data. For a guide on adding a custom network to Enkrypt, see Connecting to Networks and DApps.
Users can interact with decentralized web3 applications (DApps) on any of the supported networks. Switching between networks is seamless and all accounts are backed up with one secret recovery phrase.
MEW wallet app (https://www.mewwallet.com)
MEW's mobile wallet supports ETH, all ERC-20 tokens, and all Ethereum-based NFTs on iOS, plus the Polygon network (MATIC) and BNB Smart Chain (BNB) on Android (more networks are coming to iOS soon).
MEW wallet displays all tokens automatically. There can be rare exceptions when a token is too new or has too few users and will not show in the interface automatically. In this case, let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into it. Meanwhile, you can still manage the token by connecting MEW wallet app to MEW web, and adding a custom token.
MEW web (https://www.myetherwallet.com )
Our web wallet supports ETH and all ERC-20 tokens, as well as additional networks including Ethereum Classic (ETC), Polygon (MATIC), BNB Smart Chain (BNB), GoChain (GO) and others.
You can also add custom tokens from any of these chains by simply entering the token contract address. That means no matter how new it is, how small the number of tokens released, or whether it's supported anywhere else at all, you can still manage it in MEW web.
MEW web allows connection with hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor, all mobile wallets that have WalletConnect or WalletLink (Coinbase Wallet), as well as browser wallets like Enkrypt and MetaMask. So even if your main wallet doesn't support the token you are trying to get, MEW web can help. Read about connecting your wallet to MEW web.
How to tell whether a token is 'Ethereum-based'
MEW supports all Ethereum-based tokens, but what if you are not sure about the token you are interested in?
The surest way is to contact the project team. In any case, it's probably a good idea to make sure that the project you are supporting is responsive to users and forthcoming with information.
The other option is to search the token on a coin-listing service like CoinGecko. On the token page, you will see categories like Contract and Explorers. (See an example of a token page below, featuring the DAI stablecoin.) If the info section lists an Ethereum explorer like Etherscan, and shows the Ethereum symbol next to the contract number, you know that the token is Ethereum-based and compatible with MEW. (Some tokens exist on multiple networks, so if you are sending from an exchange, make sure you are sending the correct one.)
Random tokens in your wallet
If you see tokens in your wallet that you don't recognize, it could be an unsolicited airdrop or scam attempt. Read more about these random tokens and what to do (and NOT to do) about them.
Some currencies NOT supported in MEW
This is not an exhaustive list, but these are some networks/currencies (and any tokens based on those networks) that MEW does NOT support:
Tron (TRX) and TRC-20
If you send unsupported currencies to MEW, you will not see them reflected in your balance, you won't be able to manage them, and you may not be able to retrieve access to them.