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How to Get Ethereum (ETH) on the Solana Network

Published on: Dec 21, 2023
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Discover how to get Ethereum (ETH) on Solana blockchain using Trust Wallet with this easy, step-by-step guide. Also learn about wrapped tokens and how they work.

How to Get Ethereum (ETH) on the Solana Network


In this guide, you'll discover how to easily get Ethereum (ETH) on the Solana network by swapping.

Swapping using a Web3 wallet like Trust Wallet allows you to go from one crypto asset to another without using fiat or going through a centralized exchange.

That said, this guide will focus on swapping your existing crypto for WETH (Wrapped ETH) on the Solana blockchain, so you'll need SOL for any transaction fees, as well as SOL or a Solana-based token for the swap.

Below, we’ll cover the following:

  1. Creating the wallet you’ll use for swapping

  2. How to fund your wallet with the crypto you want to swap

  3. How to swap your existing crypto for WETH


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What is Wrapped Ethereum (WETH)?

Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) is a tokenized version of Ethereum (ETH) designed to operate on blockchain networks other than Ethereum's own, such as Solana. It allows Ethereum holders to utilize their ETH in various decentralized applications and ecosystems without selling or directly exchanging it. WETH maintains a 1:1 value relationship with Ethereum, backed by an equivalent amount of ETH through a secure system of custodians and smart contracts. This innovation significantly enhances interoperability between different blockchain platforms, expanding Ethereum's utility beyond its native environment.

What is Solana?

Solana is a high-performance blockchain platform known for its exceptional speed and efficiency. It stands out in the cryptocurrency world for its innovative hybrid consensus model, combining proof-of-history (PoH) with proof-of-stake (PoS), which allows for significantly faster transaction processing and lower costs compared to traditional blockchains. Designed to support scalable and user-friendly apps, Solana has become a popular choice for developers, particularly in decentralized finance (DeFi) and decentralized applications (dApps), offering a robust and cost-effective alternative to older blockchain networks.

Getting Started: How to Create an Ethereum Wallet

The first step to getting WETH is to ensure you’ve installed the latest version of Trust Wallet. Doing swaps via a DEX requires having the best Ethereum wallet for your needs, and Trust Wallet supports over 10M+ assets, across multiple blockchains.

Trust Wallet can be downloaded as a mobile app, or you can install the Trust Wallet Extension for your desktop browser. For this guide, we'll focus on creating a new wallet using the Trust Wallet mobile app.


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Below you’ll see the steps to create a new wallet, but you could just as easily import an existing Web3 wallet to Trust Wallet, if that’s your preference.


To create a new wallet:


Fund Your Wallet with the Crypto You Want to Swap

There are two main ways to add crypto to your wallet.

  1. You can buy crypto directly using Trust Wallet via our trusted third-party providers

  2. You can deposit crypto from another address or centralized exchange

Let’s briefly look at the steps for both.


How to Buy Crypto Using Trust Wallet

In this example we’ll look at how to buy Solana (SOL), since this is a swappable asset for WETH.

How to Deposit Crypto Using Trust Wallet

You can also deposit SOL easily and here’s how.

From here you have two options. You can either

  1. Copy your deposit address and use that on your exchange account or other wallet to send funds to.

  2. Use the “Deposit from exchange” option to deposit crypto seamlessly from your exchange account.

How to Swap SOL for WETH

Now that you have SOL or any other solana-based swappable asset, now it’s time to swap your crypto for WETH. This can be done with the Trust Wallet mobile app or the desktop browser extension. In this example, we’ll use the mobile app.

Here are the steps:

Note: in some cases you may need to adjust your slippage settings to prevent transaction failure.

View your WETH balance in Trust Wallet

To ensure you can see your WETH tokens, do the following:

Remember that in addition to WETH, Trust Wallet lets you manage and interact with 10M+ crypto assets across ~100 blockchains. Get the latest version of Trust Wallet and explore Web3 without limits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wrapped Ethereum (WETH)?

Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) is a tokenized form of Ethereum that operates on other blockchains, such as the Solana network. It maintains a 1:1 value relationship with ETH and enables Ethereum holders to interact with decentralized applications (dApps) on these networks.

What are the Advantages of Swapping SOL for WETH on Solana?

Swapping SOL for WETH on Solana using Trust Wallet allows you to leverage the high-speed and low-cost transactions of the Solana network. This swap enables you to use Ethereum in Solana's decentralized finance (DeFi) and other dApps more efficiently.

Will Swapping ETH for WETH on Solana Incur Any Transaction Fees?

Typically yes, you'll need SOL in your Trust Wallet to cover transaction fees on the Solana network. These fees are typically lower compared to other networks, making Solana a cost-effective option for such transactions.

What Should I Do If I Can’t See My WETH in Trust Wallet After Swapping?

If your WETH doesn't immediately appear, refresh the wallet or add WETH as a custom token. Ensure you're looking for WETH (Portal) in the wallet to correctly view your balance.


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