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Getting USDC & ETH on Optimism

Optimism makes it easy to get your assets onto the network. They are supported by various fiat on-ramps, Centralized Exchanges, and bridges. You can find a complete list here.

New to crypto?

-> Get started with Optimism without previous experience.

Crypto already in your wallet?

Crypto on an Exchange?

-> Withdraw to Optimism

Money on a bank account or credit card?

-> Use a Fiat On-Ramp

Bridging to 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.
Currently, the native Optimism bridge supports sending assets from Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, Arbitrum, and Gnosis Chain. You can find the bridge by following this link.

Decentralized 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:
Ticker
Chain
Contract Address
USDC
Optimism
0x7F5c764cBc14f9669B88837ca1490cCa17c31607
ETH
Optimism
0x4200000000000000000000000000000000000006

Fiat On-Ramps

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

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.
The following Exchanges allow direct withdrawals for ETH and/or USDC to the Optimism network: Binance, Coinbase, FTX, Huobi, and KuCoin.
Layerswap is a service that allows withdrawing from various CEXes to Optimism L2.