How to Bridge to Linea
The Linea network is an EVM-compatible zero knowledge Layer 2 (zkEVM), meaning users can bridge assets from other EVM-based blockchains. The only bridge that supports transfers to the Linea testnet is the Linea Bridge, which allows users to transfer testnet ETH to the protocol with a MetaMask or alternative wallet.
Here is a simple 4 step guide to getting started:
- Visit the Linea Bridge and connect your wallet.
- Select the chain you want to transfer assets from and your destination chain (Linea).
- Select the amount of Goerli ETH you want to transfer to Linea
- Approve the transfer and click send. The transfer may take up to 15 minutes.
How to Get Testnet Tokens on Linea
There is no way to get testnet tokens directly on the Linea blockchain. Users will need to get free Goerli testnet ETH from a faucet and bridge those assets to the network using the Linea Bridge. We recommend that users do this process to test applications on the network to increase the likelihood of earning airdrop tokens from the Linea and MetaMask airdrops.
Is there a Linea zkEVM Block Explorer?
Yes, if you want to monitor your transactions or bridge to Linea you can view the live block data on the Linea Goerli Block Explorer. Note that because the chain is still in testnet, transactions may take longer than expected and you may encounter bugs.
In conclusion, the Linea zkEVM offers an EVM-compatible zero-knowledge Layer 2 solution that allows for seamless asset bridging from various EVM-based blockchains. By utilizing the Linea Bridge and following the simple 4-step guide, users can easily transfer testnet assets to the Linea network. Though there is no direct method to obtain testnet tokens on Linea, users can bridge Goerli testnet ETH to the platform, testing applications and increasing their chances of receiving airdrop tokens.