Base Bridge FAQ
What is Base Bridge?
Base Bridge enables the transfer of certain digital assets and other data back and forth between Ethereum and Base.
What wallet can I use?
You can use popular Ethereum wallets like Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, and Rainbow Wallet to name a few.
What if I have a question, issue or problem?
The Base Discord community is available around the clock for general questions, assistance and support!
Can I move my assets back to Ethereum from Base?
Yep! The process is bidirectional, you can bridge from both Ethereum to Base, and Base to Ethereum. Make sure you use the Bridge UI to safely transfer funds to Base and back.
How long does the transfer take?
Transferring from Ethereum to Base usually only takes a few minutes, but that timeline is not guaranteed. Transferring from Base to Ethereum takes approximately 7 days. This is a security feature designed to help secure Base. If you prefer not to wait, you can alternatively use Coinbase with any assets that they support Base network deposits from, or a third-party bridge which allows you to transfer assets much faster!
How do you withdraw from Base?
Connect your wallet and confirm that it is set to Base network. Choose the digital asset you wish to bridge back to Ethereum mainnet and confirm you want to withdraw.
After your withdrawal request is proposed onchain (within an hour) you must verify and complete the transaction in order to access your funds. You can track your progress under the transaction tab.
Transferring from Base to Ethereum takes approximately 7 days. This is a security feature designed to help secure Base. If you prefer not to wait, you can alternatively use a third-party bridge which allows you to transfer assets much faster.
Are there any fees involved in using Base Bridge?
There are network fees involved which are used to pay for the gas costs on Ethereum and Base. There are no additional fees specifically for using Base Bridge. You can find more information on how network fees work on Base here.
What is the benefit of transferring my digital assets from Ethereum to Base?
By transferring digital assets from Ethereum to Base, you get to experience the scalability and efficiency of Base -- this means cheaper and faster transactions, reduced gas fees, and all of the dapps unique to the network!
Can I use the same wallet on Base that I use on Ethereum?
Yes, in most cases you can use the same Ethereum-compatible wallet to interact with Base.
Are there any risks involved in using Base Bridge?
While every effort is made to ensure the security and reliability of the bridge, it's important to understand that all blockchain transactions involve some degree of risk.
Can I use the Base Bridge if I'm new to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies?
The bridge is designed to be user-friendly and accessible, even for those new to the technology. However, it's always recommended to have a basic understanding of blockchain transactions and best practices. If you're unsure, it might be beneficial to seek advice or further learning.
Can I interact with dapps on Base using my transferred digital assets?
Yes, once your digital assets are on Base, you can interact with dapps deployed on it!