How to bridge to Base Chain

How to bridge to Base Chain

Bridging your ETH to the Base Mainnet is a straightforward process that allows you to take advantage of lower transaction fees and access the growing ecosystem of Base, including trading your favorite memecoin RISITA.

This guide will walk you through the steps to securely bridge your ETH from Ethereum to Base Mainnet.

1) Different Ways to Bridge to Base Chain

You can bridge your ETH tokens in various ways. Most common methods are bridging via a centralized exchange (easiest and fastest way) or via an official bridge (also easy, but may take more time).

2) Bridge to Base Through a Centralized Exchange

The simplest and most cost-effective method is to withdraw some ETH from a centralized exchange (e.g., Binance, Kucoin, Coinbase, Kraken, etc.) and send those ETH to your personal wallet by selecting the ‘Base‘ network when making the transfer.

In this article, we’ll focus on using Binance, but the method is similar with other exchanges.

2.1) Access the ‘Assets’ then ‘Withdraw’ Section

Assuming you’ve already bought some ETH on Binance, go to your account and click ‘Assets‘, then ‘Spot‘.

Click the three dots and select ‘Withdraw‘.

How to bridge to Base Mainnet using an exchange

2.2) Select ‘Base’ Network

Now, verify that ‘ETH‘ is selected, enter the address of an ERC20-compatible wallet (MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Rabby Wallet, etc.), and most importantly, select ‘Base‘ as withdrawal network.

How to bridge to Base Mainnet using an exchange

2.3) Confirm the Withdrawal

Check if everything is ok and ‘Base’ network is selected, and click ‘Continue‘ to perform the withdrawal.

How to bridge to Base Mainnet using an exchange

Upon receipt in your wallet, the ETH will automatically be compatible with the Base network! See our ‘How to add Base network to my wallet?‘ article to see the ETH tokens you’ve just sent to your wallet.

3) Bridge to Base Through a Dedicated Bridge

The second way to bridge to Base is to use a dedicated bridge, such as the official Base bridge or Orbiter‘s.

In this article, we’ll focus on using the Base bridge.

3.1) Access the Official Base Bridge

Go to the official Base Bridge website. Make sure you’re visiting the legitimate site to avoid scams.

3.2) Connect Your Wallet

Click on the ‘Connect Wallet‘ button to link your MetaMask or preferred Web3 wallet. Ensure your wallet is set to the Ethereum network!

How to bridge ETH to Base Chain

3.3) Select Your Assets

Choose Ethereum (ETH) as the asset you want to convert to Base Mainnet. Enter the amount of ETH you wish to transfer.

How to bridge ETH to Base Mainnet

3.4) Initiate the Bridge Transaction

After specifying the amount, click on the ‘Deposit ETH‘ button. A transaction window will pop up in your MetaMask, showing the transaction details, including the gas fee on Ethereum.

How to bridge ETH to Base Chain

3.5) Confirm the Transaction

Review the details, and if everything looks correct, confirm the transaction in your wallet. Wait for the transaction to be processed on the Ethereum network.

4) Receive ETH on Base Mainnet

Once the transaction is confirmed, the bridged ETH will appear in your wallet on the Base Mainnet. You may need to add the Base network to your wallet if you haven’t already done so (see ‘How to add Base network to my wallet?‘).

5) Verify the Transaction

Check your balance on the Base Mainnet to confirm the receipt of your bridged ETH. You can use the Base network’s block explorer to track the transaction.

Bridging ETH to Base Mainnet is a simple process that opens up new possibilities for DeFi and memecoin trading, including trading RISITA with minimal fees!

Note: Always use official and secure bridges to ensure the safety of your assets during the transfer.