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Topping up Gas on Avocado
Topping up Gas on Avocado
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One of the key features of Avocado is Gas Abstraction.

What is gas abstraction?

Currently one of the biggest pain points in the multi-chain world is the maintenance of native gas tokens on each network. ETH on Mainnet. MATIC on Polygon. AVAX on Avalanche. OpETH on Optimism, GAS on Binance, and so on.

๐Ÿ’กWhatโ€™s gas: Think of gas as a kind of "fuel" that powers the EVM and allows it to execute smart contracts. Just like a car needs gasoline to run, the EVM needs gas to execute smart contracts and perform other operations.

Zooming out on the web3 vision of bringing web3 to the masses, gas abstraction will be a huge step forward.

On Avocado, no matter which network you process transactions on, you only pay gas with USDC. You can top up your gas (USDC) via any supported chain on the app itself.

How to top up gas on Avocado?

Important note: As of now, gas once added to the Gas Reserve cannot be withdrawn. Please add only the amount you plan to use as Gas. We are working on the option to withdraw gas, and it will be announced soon.

Prerequisite: You need to have some USDC in your Avocado wallet to be able to top-up your gas reserve. Top-up can be done using USDC from any supported chain.

1. Click on the โ€œ+โ€ on the top right of the screen. This is your gas balance.

2. Select the preferred network and the amount of USDC you would like to top up. You will only be able to top up your gas from your USDC balances on your Avocado Wallet.

You can deposit USDC from any of the supported chains provided you have already deposited a sufficient amount on your Avocado Wallet.

3. Click on Add Gas to sign a transaction and top up your gas balance. Watch this video to understand the process better:

Now you can use Avocado to use any web3 app without having to worry about multiple networks and accounts, and their native gas.

Learn more about sending & receiving funds using this guide.

Use this guide to understand how bridging works.


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