How can I send crypto on a different network?
Learn how to use different networks when buying and selling crypto
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Written by Easy Crypto
Updated over a week ago

If you want to save on network fees then using a different network can help. However, it is important to first understand what is a network and how it works, as mistakes in sending or receiving on the wrong network means the crypto never arrives at its destination.

A network is the blockchain which the crypto is travelling on.
Bitcoin can only travel on the Bitcoin blockchain / network, while Tether USDT can travel on many different networks. If you think of it like different modes of transport, so a plane, a BTC transaction, can only land at an airport, a BTC address. While if you are going somewhere over land, on a road, like a Tether transaction, you could use different methods of travelling, like a rental car (ERC20), bus (BSC), or train (BNB). If you pay for a rental car (ERC20), but try to take the train (BNB), that will not work, so you have to make sure that you get all the different parts the same.

To use a different network to send or receive crypto, you must make sure that the address you are sending from and to are on the same network so the transaction can work.

Don't try to land a plane on a cycle path!



You can enable all networks on your Easy Crypto account.

We now offer purchases and sells on the Binance chain (BEP2), Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Tron (TRC20), Ethereum (ERC20), Avalanche (AVAXC), Polygon (MATIC) Fantom (FTM) and Solana (SOL) networks.


Currently, we do not support cross-chain transactions.

Please note that this is an experienced user function and if you send crypto on the wrong network you risk losing the crypto completely, it is always best to send small test transactions to ensure you have it right.


Buying

Step 1 - Check your Wallet receiving address for the network

Head to Wallet -> Select Crypto -> Check network

Please note this is an example taken from Trust Wallet, we do not support all these networks.



Step 2 - Turn the setting on in your Easy Crypto account

Head to My account -> Options -> Enable all delivery/withdrawal networks and turn it on.


Step 3 - Read and understand the warning message

Only YOU know the wallet you are using so you must be clear on giving these instructions.

If you are happy to proceed and understand the potential risks, click the button to confirm and then click Enable.


Step 4 - Select the coin you're after and click Buy Now


Step 5 - Select the delivery network

Check your wallet and make sure they are on the same network.

Only YOU know the wallet you are using so you must be clear on giving these instructions.

Once you have entered your address, click Next Step.


Step 6 - Select your payment option and complete the order as usual.

DONE!!!
Great work on levelling up in your crypto skills to save on those network fees!


It is always best to send a small test transaction when starting to use different networks. Please check and double check the addresses are on the same network.

If you need any help with this process, please contact the helpdesk.

Disclaimer: If you do not understand exactly what this means, we recommend that you do not turn on this feature. If you use the incorrect network, it is not Easy Cryptos' responsibility, and your funds may be irretrievably lost



Selling

Step 1 - Check your Wallet sending address for the network

Head to Wallet -> Select crypto -> check network

Please note this is an example taken from Exodus wallet for Tether USDT on the ETH Network.


Step 2 - Create sell order

Select the coin you're after and click Sell now.


Step 3 - Select bank account for payout




Step 4 - Check Send Your Crypto page for deposit details

Only YOU know where you are sending the crypto from, so you must be clear on these instructions. Also check if a memo, destination tag or note is required.

Some popular cryptos like Tether, we can process buys and sells on multiple networks while other cryptos like MATIC we can process buys on multiple networks but only process sells on the default network.


Step 5 - Send the crypto from where you hold it to the address provided.

Remember to check the network fee which may change the amount you send, if it is different, then send us the TXID so we can find it.



Check, check, check again that it all matches.


If crypto is sent on the wrong network or without a memo, destination tag or note when needed, it never arrives at the destination.

Sometimes recoveries can be attempted, but the fees are between $100-$1000 NZD and they are long and painful for everyone, so follow the instructions and let's all avoid the pain!

It is always a good idea to send a small test order when doing something for the first time to avoid big mistakes.

If you have any questions please let our help desk team know or contact the wallet provider you are using for support.

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