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Step 3 - Bridge funds
This pages gives a quick overview of how you can bridge test Bitcoin to Botanix.
This quickstart is for users who want to "deposit" test BTC from a Bitcoin wallet to Botanix, using Botanix's bridge. If you already have test BTC, you can skip to Step 2.
This page describes the whole process step by step with as much detail as possible. If you feel stuck in any of the steps, don't hesitate to contact us through our Discord and we will be happy to help you complete the process.
There are several providers out there where you can get some test BTC. You can for example provide your Bitcoin wallet address to one of the followinging faucets and claim some test BTC:
After clicking Add Botanix Testnet First, MetaMask will open up a notification which asks you to add our Botanix network. Click Approve and Switch network.
After connecting your MetaMask to the Botanix network, you are now able to generate a deposit address. After clicking Generate Deposit Address, you will be asked by MetaMask to sign a message which we use to generate your personal Bitcoin deposit address based on your EVM address. (Interested in the technicalities behind this? Read more here!)
After signing, you will be shown your own personal Bitcoin deposit address which you can use to transfer test BTC. You can either scan the QR code or copy the address to make a transfer.
The Ethereum address that we are showing is merely for your information. You do not have to do anything with this one but you can check that this is the same as the one of the MetaMask account that you connected to the Botanix network.
Warning Do not save this Bitcoin address for future transactions as the address will be updated regurlarly. Please visit the bridge each time you want to make a transaction for an updated address.
After transferring, it can take some time before the funds show up in your MetaMask wallet.