Getting Started - Arbitrum

Set up a Wallet on Arbitrum

Install MetaMask (as a browser extension) and follow the prompts to securely set up your account. Note: Cega also connects to Coinbase Wallet & WalletConnect.

  1. Add the Arbitrum network to MetaMask

    โ€” Network Name: Arbitrum One

    โ€” New RPC URL: https://arb1.arbitrum.io/rpc

    โ€” Chain ID: 42161

    โ€” Currency Symbol: ETH

    โ€” Block Explorer URL: https://arbiscan.io/

  2. Click the network dropdown menu

  3. Click the โ€˜Add Networkโ€™ button

  4. Enter the following details and click โ€˜Saveโ€™:

Get ETH onto Arbitrum

You need Ether to pay for transaction fees on Arbitrum

Tip: 0.01 ETH should cover gas costs for ~100 transactions on Arbitrum.

Follow any method below to get ETH into your wallet on Arbitrum:

Method 1 โ€” Withdraw ETH from a centralized exchange

If you already hold crypto on a supported exchange, we recommend this method.

Withdraw ETH directly to your Arbitrum wallet from a supported exchange (Binance, KuCoin, Huobi, OKX, Bybit, Bitget, Crypto.com, MEXC).

Method 2 โ€” Bridge ETH from Ethereum

If you already hold crypto on Ethereum, we recommend this method.

Bridge ETH from Ethereum to Arbitrum using bridge.arbitrum.io.

Method 3 โ€” Use a Fiat On-Ramp

If you donโ€™t hold crypto on-chain or on a supported exchange, we recommend using a fiat on-ramp, which allows you to convert from fiat currencies into crypto in your wallet.

Note: fiat on-ramps will have higher fees, longer processing times, transaction limits, and will only be available for certain regions / currencies / payment methods.

Go to Ramp and follow the prompts.

Make sure to search for and select โ€œETH on Arbitrumโ€ in the โ€œyou getโ€ dropdown list.

Get USDC on Arbitrum

You must use USDC for all investments on Cega. Follow any method below to get USDC onto Arbitrum. Make sure you only acquire Native Arbitrum USDC. Details below:

Native USDC issued by Circle

Method 1 โ€” Withdraw USDC from a centralized exchange

If you already hold crypto on a supported exchange, we recommend this method.

Withdraw USDC directly to your Arbitrum wallet from a supported exchange (Binance, KuCoin, Huobi, OKX, Bybit, Bitget, Crypto.com, MEXC).

Method 2 โ€” Bridge USDC from Ethereum

If you already hold crypto on Ethereum, we recommend this method.

Bridge USDC from Ethereum to Arbitrum using bridge.arbitrum.io.

Method 3 โ€” Swap within Arbitrum

If you already have other assets on Arbitrum, you can swap those assets for USDC using a decentralized exchange that operates on Arbitrum (Uniswap, 1inch).

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