TL;DR: Over the next month, eligible Coinbase customers will be able to send and receive ETH, MATIC, and USDC on Polygon, and USDC on Solana. The Polygon integration marks the first time Coinbase has enabled the ability to send and receive these assets on an L2 or sidechain.
By Nemil Dalal, Director, Product Management and Justin Blumenthal, Product Manager
Sending crypto on Ethereum has become increasingly expensive for individual users and institutions. As one of the most robust programmable blockchains, Ethereum has the largest ecosystem of developers, products, and services. But as blockchain usage has surged, gas fees (fees paid to miners to validate transactions on Ethereum) have skyrocketed, pricing out millions of would-be users. While these high gas fees have caused more affordable networks like Polygon and Solana to increase in popularity over the past 18 months, the process of funding wallets on these networks can be complex and time-consuming.
Coinbase is reducing the time, effort, and high fees of today’s experience by letting customers convert fiat to crypto and fund their Polygon and Solana wallets in minutes and at a fraction of the cost. Over the next month, eligible Coinbase and Coinbase Exchange customers will be able to send and receive ETH, MATIC, and USDC on Polygon, and they’ll be able to send and receive USDC on Solana.¹ Over time, we’ll add support for more tokens and more networks.
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