Assets on multiple networks

If you’ve sent or received funds using the incorrect network, Coinbase does not have the ability to recover your funds (unless they are outlined in Asset recovery). To learn more, see Unsupported Crypto Recovery.

Please note that multi-chain support is not yet offered in New York or Japan.

Most assets on Coinbase are only supported on the blockchain network that hosts them (even though the asset may technically be available on multiple networks). However, we do offer multi-chain support for select assets. This allows you to select from more than one network when sending or receiving the asset using Coinbase. 

The benefit of having multiple networks to choose from is that some networks may offer lower transaction fees and higher transaction speeds. For assets with multi-chain support, you’ll have the option to choose which network you’d like to use when you’re sending or receiving the asset.

Important: When sending or receiving, always confirm that you’re using the correct network. Using an incorrect network will cause the funds to be lost. For assets with multi-chain support, the same network must be used on both the sending end and the receiving end unless the transaction involves the Polygon and Ethereum networks. See examples below.

Asset

Hosting network

Multi-chain support

Scenario

Result

IOTX

Ethereum

 No

Send IOTX to Coinbase on the IoTeX network

✖️ Funds are lost

IOTX

Ethereum

 No

Send IOTX to Coinbase on the Ethereum network

 ✔ Transaction is successful

USDC

Ethereum

 Yes

Send USDC from self-hosted wallet on the Solana network to Coinbase USDC address on the Ethereum network

✖️ Funds are lost

USDC

Ethereum

 Yes

Send USDC from self-hosted wallet on the Polygon network to Coinbase USDC address on the Polygon network

✔ Transaction is successful

USDC

Ethereum

 Yes

Send USDC from self-hosted wallet on the Ethereum network to Coinbase USDC address on the Polygon network

✔ Transaction is successful

Note: Coinbase does not have the ability to retrieve funds that are lost due to being sent or received using an incorrect network. You can find the hosting network for an asset by viewing the asset detail page in our Asset Directory.

Send on another network

  • A default network is already selected and will be shown during your transaction (after selecting Preview send on mobile or after selecting Continue on web)

  • Select the network field and follow the prompts to change the network

  • You’ll need to confirm that you understand the risk of receiving over a new network

  • Always confirm that the same network is being used by both the sender and the recipient

Mobile

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Web

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Receive on a another network

  • A default network is already selected and is shown above the QR code

  • Select the network field and follow the prompts to change the network

  • Once you confirm that you understand the risk of receiving over a new network, a new QR code and deposit address will be generated

  • Always confirm that the same network is being used by both the sender and the recipient

Mobile

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Web

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Coinbase currently offers multi-chain network support for the following assets

Asset

Hosting network

Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum, Polygon

US Dollar Coin (USDC)

Ethereum, Polygon, Solana

Polygon (MATIC)

Ethereum, Polygon

Can I send crypto directly from the Ethereum network to Coinbase on the Polygon network?

  • Yes, but only for assets that have multi-chain support. If Coinbase supports sending or receiving an asset on both the Ethereum and the Polygon network, then you will have one address that you can use for either network. For all other assets that are only supported on the Polygon or the Ethereum network, please be sure to select the correct network to avoid lost funds.

Can I use Ethereum for gas on the Polygon network?  

  • No. MATIC is used for gas on the Polygon network. You can send crypto to your wallet on the Polygon network without MATIC; however, you must have MATIC in your wallet to make subsequent transactions or use dapps on the Polygon network. You can buy MATIC on Coinbase.

I sent ETH to my wallet on Polygon but I can’t find it.

  • Ethereum on Polygon is called Wrapped Ethereum (ticker: WETH).

I have wrapped MATIC (wMATIC). Can I send that to Coinbase?

  • No. At this time, Coinbase doesn’t support wMATIC. Don’t send wMATIC to Coinbase or your funds will be lost.

If I want to send Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) to Coinbase using the Polygon network, what wallet should I receive it in on Coinbase?

  • At this time, to send WETH from Polygon, you should select your Ethereum wallet on Coinbase.

I deposited Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) to Coinbase using the Polygon network. Where is it in my Coinbase account?

  • When WETH is deposited from the Polygon network, it will be reflected in your ETH balance.

I deposited USDC-SPL to Coinbase using the Solana network. Where is it in my Coinbase account?

  • When USDC-SPL is deposited from the Solana network, it will be reflected in your USDC balance.

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