Read time: 1 minutesFebruary 10, 2021

Bridging to Arbitrum Guide

How to bridge tokens to ArbitrumBridging to Arbitrum Guide

Overview

The Arbitrum protocol's ability to pass messages between L1 and L2 can be leveraged to trustlessly move assets from Ethereum to an Arbitrum chain and back. Any asset / asset type can in principle be bridged, including Ether, ERC20 tokens, ERC-721 tokens, etc.[1]

Token Bridging

Using Layer 2 solutions like Arbitrum will position Mycelium's infrastructure to support innovative market creation efficiently and help power the future of finance. However, as with any nascent technology, there are some additional steps required to interact with Arbitrum before using the Mycelium suite of products.

As Arbitrum (L2) exists as a scalability solution for Ethereum (L1), the Arbitrum architecture naturally exists in part on L1 and in part on L2. Therefore, if a user has assets on the Ethereum (L1) mainchain, they will need to bridge their assets to Arbitrum (L2) in order to interact with the exciting new DeFi protocols such as https://pools.mycelium.xyz/

In this guide we will walk you through the process of bridging your assets from L1 to L2.

Step 1: Add Arbitrum One to your Metamask

You can [read this documentation] (https://pools.docs.mycelium.xyz/tutorials/tutorials/arbitrum-one) and follow along with the video.

Watch - Adding Arbitrum to Metamask

Step 2: Connect to Arbitrum

Head to https://bridge.arbitrum.io/ and connect to your Metamask by signing a transaction. There should be no fee to do so.

Watch - Connect to Arbitrum One

Step 3: Transfer

Select the asset and how much you wish to deposit to L2. Click deposit and the Metamask window will appear. Now sign the transaction.

Note: The bridging can take up to 10 minutes to process.

Step 4: Switch Networks

Now switch networks on your Metamask wallet. Your assets should be visible on the assets tab.

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Learn more about Arbitrum

For more information about visit Arbitrum Documentation.

NOTE: This blog post was originally posted by Tracer DAO. The DAO voted to transition to Mycelium in August 2021. As a result, we have updated all of our documentation and content including this post to reflect the change to Mycelium.

This blog post was originally posted by Tracer DAO.

The DAO voted to transition to Mycelium in August 2022.
As a result, we have updated all of our documentation and content including this post to reflect the change to Mycelium.

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FAQs


All of Mycelium’s products are hosted on Ethereum Layer 2, Arbitrum. Users will need to bridge their assets to Arbitrum in order to trade Perpetual Swaps, Perpetual Pools, or Lend via MYC Lending.

Arbitrum is a secure, low-cost scaling solution that ensures our users can access low-cost derivatives in a safe, simple, and speedy environment.

If you need assistance bridging your assets, our team has prepared a guide here.


Mycelium Perpetual Swaps is a decentralised derivative platform, which allows users to open leveraged long and/or short positions on crypto-assets.

Perpetual Swaps are similar to a Future where traders can take a position based on the future price of an asset, the key difference being Perpetual Swaps mechanisms allows traders to take this position at an unspecified point in the future, making it ‘perpetual’ or unable to expire. Mycelium Perpetual Swaps allows traders to take a position on digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.


Mycelium Perpetual Swaps doesn’t use an order book model for leveraged trading. Rather, all traders trade against the Mycelium Liquidity Pool (MLP). The MLP is a basket of blue-chip assets and stablecoins pooled together (ETH, BTC, LINK, UNI, BAL, CRV, FXS, FRAX, USDT, DAI, USDC) which acts as a global AMM for leveraged trading. Liquidity providers can deposit any whitelisted asset into the MLP pool in return for MLP tokens, which represent the LPs share in the diversified liquidity pool. By acting as a universal counterparty (AMM) to traders, meaning that it agrees to be the counterparty to any long or short trade at the given price, for an asset it holds, until it runs out of said asset.


In exchange for providing liquidity to the Mycelium Liquidity Pool (MLP), liquidity providers earn rewards. Primarily, MLP holders earn 70% of fees generated on the platform, which is distributed fortnightly in ETH and or esMYC.

  • ETH Rewards: The MLP pool earns 70% of fees generated from swaps and leveraged trading. These fees are converted to ETH, before being continuously distributed to MLP stakers.
  • Escrowed MYC Rewards: These are rewards in the form of a token which has the right to vest into $MYC when staked in the esMYC vesting vault.

The trading fees that make up this revenue are entry/exit fees, borrowing fees, and or a spot trading fees. For a full overview of the trading fees, visit this page.

Additionally, LPs earn rewards from a small bid/ask spread that is charged on long-tail assets (there is no spread on BTC or ETH). These rewards accrue as MLP, shown on our front-end as Market Making APR. These rewards can be redeemed at any time, in any asset form within the MLP basket of assets.


Yes. Perpetual Pools are a marketplace for leveraged tokens, while perpetual swaps simulate spot trading with margin. They are both derivatives, but Perpetual Pool tokens act most like a leveraged ETF, where positions are transferable.


Mycelium Staking is a program established by Mycelium to give utility to our governance token. MYC holders can stake their $MYC to earn ETH rewards. MYC Stakers effectively enter a loan agreement with the Mycelium Treasury to lend their MYC. The Loan Cycles occur fortnightly, meaning deposits and withdrawals are processed at the beginning/end of each cycle. Stakers can request withdrawals throughout the cycle, noting the withdrawal will be processed and distributed at the end of the cycle.


Don’t worry, you are earning rewards! The rewards only show at the end of the 14 day loan cycle.


The way the Perpetual Pool market calculates how much money to move from the losers to the winners prevents the loser from ever losing 100% of their money. The pool does this by, in extreme scenarios, sacrificing some of the gains of the winners in order to protect the losers from losing everything. This is why we say Perpetual Pool positions cannot be liquidated.

However; this does not mean you cannot lose money by trading with Perpetual Pools.


In August 2022, TracerDAO voted to transition and rebrand to core service provider Mycelium, and $MYC as the native token. All TCR holders are entitled to change their token 1:1 to MYC via this site: https://migrate.mycelium.xyz/

The majority of TCR holders have migrated to MYC, but the site will remain active for approx. 3 years to ensure all TCR holders have the opportunity to migrate.


When a trader enters a short position, the liquidity pool will fully collateralise the position with stablecoins. For short positions, the liquidity pool is essentially a market maker that takes the opposite side of the position, increasing the long exposure of the pool. If the price of the base asset depreciates, the trader receives stablecoins from the liquidity pool. If the price of the base asset appreciates, the liquidity pool receives a portion of the user’s margin as compensation.

At close, the trader will only have to return the USD value of the initial notional value to the liquidity pool. Thus, the trader is effectively entitled to the inverse of the future “PnL” (Profit and Loss) of an asset.


With Perpetual Pools v2, users can deposit any sort of collateral for maximal optionality. Additionally, there is no minimum-commit size.


On Mycelium Perpetual Swaps traders can access up to 30x Leverage. On Mycelium Perpetual Pools traders can access up to 10x Leverage.

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