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Trust Wallet Integrates Base – A Low-Cost, Open-Source Layer 2 Blockchain

Published on: Aug 9, 2023
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Explore Base, a new Ethereum Layer 2 network, using Trust Wallet. Learn about what it brings to Web3, and how to manage Base assets using the Trust Wallet mobile app and Browser Extension.

Trust Wallet Integrates Base – A Low-Cost, Open-Source Layer 2 Blockchain

We’re excited to announce the integration of Base into the Trust Wallet ecosystem. Now you can take advantage of this brand new low-cost, developer friendly Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) using your Trust Wallet. In this article, we’ll cover what Base is, and how to add assets on the Base network to your wallet, such as ETH and others.


What is the Base Mainnet?

Base is an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) network designed to provide secure, low-cost access to the crypto-economy. It acts as a bridge, connecting users to Ethereum L1, other L2s, and various major blockchain networks like Solana. By using the security features of Ethereum, Base makes it easier and more affordable to build and interact with decentralized apps (dApps). Its creation aims to increase the accessibility of dApps and connect users across different blockchain platforms, offering a straightforward way to explore various crypto products.

Key Features of Base Mainnet

Using Base With Your Trust Wallet

You can manage assets on the Base network such as ETH, as well as other assets on the Layer 2 blockchain using Trust Wallet. Below, we’ll cover how that’s done.

Please note: Base does not currently have its own network token. So beware of scammers offering one.

Before we dive into exploring Base with Trust Wallet, you’ll need to create a wallet if you don’t already have one. Trust Wallet is available as a mobile app or you can get the Trust Wallet Extension for your desktop web browser.

Step 1: Download the latest version of the Trust Wallet App.


Step 2: Set up your new wallet

Tip: If you already have a wallet that’s not Trust Wallet, you can choose to import that wallet. In this case, you’d choose the “I already have a wallet” option.

Step 3: Add ETH on the Base network to your Trust Wallet

You can add the ETH asset on the Base network to your Trust Wallet. This allows you to deposit and manage the asset.

Add ETH on Base using the Trust Wallet mobile app


**Add ETH on Base to the Trust Wallet Browser Extension


Optional: Add other (custom) Base assets to your Trust Wallet

Trust Wallet gives you the ability to add custom assets on Base. Here’s how:

Add custom assets on Base using the Trust Wallet mobile app



Add custom assets on Base using the Trust Wallet Browser Extension


Frequently asked questions

Does the Base blockchain have a network token?

According to Coinbase’s official documentation, Base does not have a network token, and there are currently no plans to issue one. That said, please be aware of any scammers claiming to offer airdrops or Base tokens of any kind, as you could lose your crypto. Ensure you have the latest version of Trust Wallet installed so that you can benefit from features like the Trust Wallet Security Scanner.


Is Base centralized?

No, Base is not centralized. Initially, Base was incubated by Coinbase, however the network is decentralized and open source. The network is built for everyone to use.

What are the benefits of using Trust Wallet to Access Base?

Are you ready to be part of the growing Web3 ecosystem? Download Trust Wallet today and explore the Base Mainnet!

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