Getting USDC & ETH on Optimism
The Optimism bridge offers you a simple and beginner-friendly interface that allows for bridging crypto you already own, using a fiat on-ramp, or withdrawing from various centralized exchanges.
If you already have cryptocurrency in your wallet, you can easily swap any other token for ETH or USDC on a Decentralized Exchange. Here is a list of options:
A Fiat On-Ramp is a service that allows exchanging fiat currencies (e.g., US dollars, Euros, etc.) for cryptocurrencies. Depending on your country of residence, they offer to purchase crypto directly from your bank account or credit card. Some on-ramps that offer USDC and ETH on Optimism are:
Centralized Exchanges typically charge higher fees than Decentralized Exchanges but are easier to use for beginners.
If you don't own any cryptocurrency yet, you can use a Centralized Exchange to purchase ETH or USDC. Centralized Exchanges are custodial trading platforms that match buyers and sellers via an order book.