What is Base?
Base is a Layer2 scaling solution incubated by Coinbase. It is based on Optimism's OP Stack technology, aimed at achieving Ethereum network scalability goals. Click here to learn more about Base on the official website.
Switching to the Base Wallet
To enter the Base wallet, go to the asset homepage on the ETH wallet and click "Ethereum" at the top of the page. In the pop-up window, select "Base" to switch to the Base wallet.
Receiving and Sending Payments
After switching to the Base wallet, click on the token you want to transfer on the asset page. You will enter the page for receiving and sending payments. Let's use ETH in this example.
Click "Receive" to share the wallet QR code or copy the wallet address to send to the recipient.
Click "Send," enter the recipient's address and the amount to be sent.
Note: Before making a transfer, please ensure that your wallet has enough ETH to cover the transaction fees.
Switching back to the ETH Wallet
Click "Base" at the top of the wallet page, and select "Ethereum" to switch back to the ETH wallet.
Experience Base Network's Ecosystem DApps
Open imToken, switch to the Base wallet, and click "DApp" to explore Base’s ecosystem DApps.
Cross-Chain Deposits and Withdrawals
Through cross-chain bridges, you can perform ETH cross-chain deposits and withdrawals between networks such as Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Base. Let's use Owlto Finance cross-chain bridge as an example.
1. Click "DApp" on the Base wallet homepage and select Owlto Finance. Open Owlto Finance and click "CONNECT" - "MetaMask" to connect the wallet.
Note: Since imToken is compatible with the MetaMask protocol, you can directly select MetaMask for connection.
2. After entering the Owlto Finance page, switch to the network you want to perform cross-chain operations on. For example, to cross-chain ETH from Ethereum to Base, you need to authorize the website to switch networks first.
3. Enter the ETH amount you want to cross-chain to the Base network and click "SEND ETH TO BASE" to preview the transaction. Finally, click "CONFIRM AND SEND" to initiate the transaction.
1. To cross-chain ETH from the Base network to the Ethereum network, enter the cross-chain quantity on the Owlto Finance page. Click "SEND ETH TO ETHEREUM" to preview the transaction, and then click "CONFIRM AND SEND" to initiate the transaction.
Wrapping It Up
We hope this guide has helped you explore the Base ecosystem on imToken wallet. Just to share with you, imKey hardware wallet also supports Layer2 networks and you can use the Base wallet through imKey. If you want to store significant amounts of assets and have higher security requirements, it is recommended to use imKey hardware wallet. imKey is a professional cold wallet device incubated by imToken, to give you a safer asset custody option.
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