Documentation

Aktionariat offers a set of tools for Swiss companies to create a market for their digital shares on their own website.

Funding Your Wallet for Optimism

If you want to buy tokenized shares (using Ether or XCHF) of a company that runs on the Ethereum Layer-2 Optimism network, the respective token needs to reside on the Optimism network.


There are two ways to achieve that:

  • Purchase new funds: If you don’t have any crypto yet, you can buy Ether from an exchange and send it directly or indirectly to the Optimism network
  • Bridge existing funds: If you already have Ether or XCHF on the Ethereum network, you can bridge your funds.

Note: If you bridge funds from one chain to another you still need to have in reserve native blockchain currency to pay transaction fees. For example, if you bridge XCHF you will need Ether on the Ethereum blockchain to initiate the bridging and you will need Ether on Optimism to buy shares or make a change on Uniswap. Additionally, if you withdraw funds from Optimism back to Ethereum you will need Ether to send the bridging transaction on Optimism and Ether on Ethereum to withdraw your unlocked funds on the bridge.

Sending Ether from a central exchange to Optimism

If you have Ether already or want to buy Ether on a central exchange and want to move it Optimism the steps are different for different exchanges.

Right now Huobi.com and Kucoin.com are the first exchanges that support direct Ether deposit and withdrawals on Optimism. More will be available in the near future.

For Binance, Coinbase, FTX or Kraken you need to transfer first your funds to Ethereum (L1) and after that with a bridge (see below) to Optimism.

For smaller balances, you can use a DApp called LayerSwap that does it for you (User guide LayerSwap). Alternatively, the bridge wallet of Mt Pelerin allows you to buy smaller amounts via credit card and bank transfer and send them directly to your address on Optimism.

Bridging existing funds from Ethereum to Optimism

To bridge your existing funds from Ethereum (Layer-1) to Optimism (Layer-2),  several bridges exist to move between different blockchains.

Optimism has an official bridge called Optimism Bridge

Follow these steps to bridge your XCHF (or Ether) from Ethereum to Optimism:

1. Connect your wallet (for the Aktionariat wallet choose WalletConnect)
Click on "Connect Wallet"

Connect your Mobile Wallet with the optimism bridge. If you use the Aktionariat Wallet select "Wallet Connect". A QR-Code appears. Scan it by using your Aktionariat Wallet (Tab: Connect). Confirm connecting your wallet on your Mobile Wallet (e.g. Aktionariat Wallet --> see screenshot)

2. Optinal: Approve ERC-20 Tokens (e.g. XCHF)

3. Finally, deposit your XCHF (or ETH) on the Optimism network

After clicking on "Deposit" you have to confirm the transaction in your Mobile Wallet (if you are using Aktionariat's Mobile Wallet see screenshot).

It may take up to 20 minutes until the funds will be visible in your wallet.

Alternatively, for Ether, you can use a fast bridge such as Hop.exchange following a similar procedure.

--> A guide for Hop can be found here.

Sending Ether from a central exchange to Optimism

If you have Ether already or want to buy Ether on a central exchange and want to move it Optimism the steps are different for different exchanges.

Right now Huobi.com is the first exchange that supports direct Ether deposit and withdrawals on Optimism. 

For Binance, Coinbase, FTX or Kraken you need to transfer first your funds to Ethereum (L1) and after that with a bridge (see above) to Optimism.

For smaller balances, you can use a DApp called LayerSwap that does it for you (User guide LayerSwap). Alternatively, the bridge wallet of Mt Pelerin allows you to buy smaller amounts via credit card and bank transfer and send them directly to your address on Optimism.

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