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Mar 13, 20243 min read

How to Swap Tokens on Arbitrum

author-avatarMoritz Putzhammer

Are you looking for a fast and easy way to swap your tokens on Arbitrum? Jumper Exchange has you covered!

This blog post offers a clear, step-by-step guide for swapping assets on Arbitrum. In the multi-chain crypto ecosystem, it's vital to navigate effectively. Let's dive in and explore how Jumper can be your compass in the vast sea of DeFi.

What is Arbitrum?

Arbitrum is a Layer 2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain that powers fast smart contract transactions while reducing transaction costs, even more so after the new Ethereum Dencun upgrade. Layer 2 solutions can scale the base Layer 1 blockchain by delegating complex computational tasks, such as transaction processing and data storage to the second chain. In short, the Layer 2 blockchain executes the smart contract, and the Layer 1 blockchain stores the data. In the context of Ethereum, Arbitrum handles blockchain transaction processing and batching, reducing congestion and cost from the main network.

What are Swaps?

Token swapping, a key feature of decentralized exchanges, enables the seamless exchange of different assets. Whether you're trading ETH for DAI or any other ERC-20 token, this process is known for its swiftness and cost-effectiveness. In order to swap tokens on Arbitrum, you will need native gas tokens. ETH is Arbitrum’s native currency and is used to pay transaction gas fees. Before you initiate a swap, make sure you have enough ETH to pay the transaction fees.

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Where to Swap on Arbitrum?

In the realm of token swapping, choices range from centralized exchanges (CEXs) known for their liquidity to decentralized exchanges (DEXs) that offer direct, peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries and even solvers that promise the best prices and low slippage. Amid these varied options, Jumper emerges as a noteworthy recommendation for those seeking to swap on Arbitrum but also to bridge, trade and/or transfer tokens and here's why:

  • Jumper has aggregated (combined) the biggest and best liquidity sources (think DEXs, DEX aggregators, solvers and bridges) into a single interface — and it works on all of your favorite chains
  • Jumper routes users through all the major DEXs, DEX aggregators and even solvers, including Uniswap, 1inch, Paraswap, Sushi, Quickswap, Pancake, Pangolin, and more
  • Jumper maintains 15+ bridge integrations if you want to do cross-chain swaps, Including Connext, Circle CCTP, Hop, Stargate, Across, cBridge, Hyphen, and more.
  • Supported chains include Arbitrum, Ethereum, Polygon, Avalanche, BNB Chain, and more

Steps to Swap on Jumper

2

Connect your wallet

3

Select tokens to swap

4

Select destination chain and token

5

Enter desired amount to swap.

6

Select desired route

7

Hit 'Review swap' and confirm the transaction.

8

After a few minutes, you have successfully swapped on Arbitrum.

TL;DR

This article distills the essentials of executing asset swaps on Arbitrum, highlighting its significance as a Layer 2 solution that enhances Ethereum by ensuring quicker and more cost-effective transactions, especially after the Dencun upgrade. It stresses the importance of having ETH for gas fees and showcases Jumper as a crucial platform for accessing a broad spectrum of liquidity sources across numerous chains and decentralized exchanges. By providing a detailed procedure for performing swaps on Jumper, this guide enables users to adeptly navigate the DeFi landscape on Arbitrum, making it an indispensable resource for anyone looking to engage in efficient, low-cost DeFi transactions through a user-friendly interface.

Swap on Jumper today!

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Moritz Putzhammer

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