What Is StarkGate? (How To Bridge Crypto To Starknet)

Discover the official Starknet bridge. It’s your trusted option for quick and safe token transfers with minimal fees.
Starknet Ecosystem
• Apr 12, 2023
• 3 min read
What Is StarkGate? (How To Bridge Crypto To Starknet)

What is StarkGate?

StarkGate is an Ethereum-to-Starknet bridge. It allows you to transfer crypto assets between Ethereum and Starknet.

How do I bridge from ETH to Starknet?

To transfer crypto from Ethereum to Starknet, simply visit https://starkgate.starknet.io/. Connect your Ethereum and Starknet wallets, choose the crypto you want to transfer, and enter the amount you wish to bridge to Starknet.

How do I withdraw money from Starknet?

To withdraw money from Starknet to Ethereum, go to https://starkgate.starknet.io/. Then, connect both your Ethereum and Starknet wallets as you did before, choose the crypto you want to transfer, and enter the amount you wish to bridge to Ethereum. Make sure you’ve selected from Starknet to Ethereum.

StarkGate Snapshot

For a quick glimpse into the world of the StarkGate Starknet dApp, take a look at its profile below.

Activity TypeCross-Chain Bridge
CategoryBridge, DeFi
Launch Date2022
AvailabilityMainnet & Testnet
DescriptionStarkGate is the official Ethereum↔Starknet token bridge. It’s your go-to option for safe and low-cost transfers in both directions. You can bridge ETH from Ethereum, Arbitrum, Polygon, Optimism, and more, plus other bridges like Orbiter and Layerswap. StarkGate also allows you to transfer popular tokens like USDT, USDC, DAI & WBTC across all these networks. Each supported token is linked to separate L1 and L2 bridge contracts that communicate through Starknet’s messaging system. You can also buy crypto with your bank card thanks to on-ramp fiat payment solutions (Banxa & Ramp).
USP (Secret Sauce)Developed by StarkWare (yes, they are the ones who built it!), StarkGate is the go-to bridge when it comes to making simple and secure asset transfers with minimal fees. It’s easy to use, fast and secure.

In short, StarkGate is your door to the Starknet universe. You don’t know where to start? Check out this guide: Best DeFi dApps On Starknet: Discover Which One Lead The Way

Starkgate’s Decentralization Prospects

Could StarkGate become decentralized? Will there be a StarkGate token? Not really, StarkGate’s decentralization may happen only as part of Starknet’s decentralization.

Token distribution roadmapNot available
Decentralization roadmapSee Starknet roadmap
Investment rounds completedNot applicable

StarkGate Community Overview

As of today, StarkGate has not launched any community campaigns or programs. This, however, doesn’t mean there won’t be any in the future. Our best advice for you is to participate in Starknet communities to stay informed about potential StarkGate community events.

Community Campaigns and ProgramsNO
Starknet Pro Score IntegrationNO
Starknet Pro Score CampaignNO
Other CampaignsNO
SocialsDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/qypnmzkhbc 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starknet

Take a look at the comparison of Starknet bridges in the table below.

All Time Active Users*3,092,062321,95661,901
Supported Chains to Bridge to Starknet11732
Supported Tokens1332
Centralized ExchangesNONOYES
Fiat/Bank CardNONOYES

Data from Starkscan and Orbiter on December 15, 2023.

Explore StarkGate and Track Your Starknet Transactions with Pro Score

Once you have funded your Starknet account using StarkGate, you are ready to use any Starknet dApp. Want to keep track of your interactions on Starknet and show off your expertise? Use the Starknet Pro Score transaction tracker. 

How to use Pro Score? It’s easy. Your transactions initiated via the dApp Gallery in your Braavos wallet automatically boost your Starknet Pro Score. 

By growing your Pro Score, you can compete against other Starknet fans and boast how much value you’re bringing to the Starknet community.

To achieve 100%, check out the comprehensive Starknet Pro Score guide with detailed steps and insights to maximize your performance.

Discover More Starknet dApps Like StarkGate: Enter the dApp Gallery

Once you’ve bridged funds to your Starknet wallet, it’s time to discover new dApps to interact with. Do you want to explore the best DEXs on Starknet? Here you are: Best Starknet DEXs and AMMs: These dApps Are DeFi Superstars

If you want to learn about various Starknet protocols, the dApp Gallery on Braavos is a great place to get started. You can access the Gallery with just one click and explore the list of Mainnet projects worth checking out. 

While the dApp Gallery is a fun tool to help you find and interact with legitimate projects, please note that we cannot guarantee the integrity of these dApps or the absence of bugs.

To enter the dApp Gallery, download the Braavos Wallet right now. It’s free to use, and no funds are required.

Get started on your Starknet adventure and grow your Pro Score to show off your expertise!

Bertrand Blancheton

Bertrand Blancheton

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