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Intrinsic Gas Too Low: You need to update the gas fee

Amir Hasan avatar
Written by Amir Hasan
Updated over a week ago

To ensure a smooth experience when swapping tokens between networks, it's crucial to maintain an adequate amount of gas fees in your source network, payable in the native tokens. Gas fees are necessary for processing transactions on blockchain networks, and their cost can vary significantly based on the network's congestion.

If you're encountering issues, especially when Ethereum is involved as the destination network, it's advisable to monitor the network congestion. You can do this by visiting the Gas Station page of the respective blockchain. For Ethereum, the congestion and current gas fees can be checked at Etherscan's Gas Tracker.

When transactions are carried out across networks, the withdrawal fee is deducted from the source network. This means that having sufficient gas fees in your source network's native tokens is essential for a successful transaction. By keeping an eye on the destination network's congestion, you can better plan your transactions and avoid unnecessary delays or high fees.

Helpful Tips for Managing Gas Fees and Network Congestion

  • Check Network Congestion Regularly: Before initiating a transaction, visit the Gas Station of the involved networks to gauge the current congestion and gas fees.

  • Maintain Sufficient Gas Fees: Ensure your source network wallet has enough native tokens to cover the gas fees. This prevents transaction failures due to insufficient funds.

  • Choose Off-Peak Hours: If possible, execute transactions during times when the network is less congested to benefit from lower gas fees.

  • Use Gas Price Tools: Utilize tools like Etherscan's Gas Tracker for Ethereum to make informed decisions about the optimal time for your transactions.

By adhering to these practices, you can enhance your experience with cross-network token swaps, minimizing costs and delays.

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