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How to send SOL and SPL Tokens from Solflare to a Centralized Exchange (CEX)
How to send SOL and SPL Tokens from Solflare to a Centralized Exchange (CEX)
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Written by Jakov
Updated over a week ago

This guide walks you through the steps involved in sending Solana (SOL) and other Solana Program Library (SPL) tokens from your Solflare wallet to a centralized exchange (CEX).

Before You Begin:

  • Identify Supported Tokens: While most CEXes support SOL, their support for individual SPL tokens can vary. Check your CEX's official documentation or support resources to confirm if they accept the specific SPL token you intend to transfer. Transferring an unsupported token can result in permanent loss of funds.

  • Locate Deposit Address: Log in to your CEX account and navigate to the "Deposit" section for your desired cryptocurrency (SOL or the specific SPL token). Look for a "Deposit Address," "Receive Address," or a similar label. This address will be a unique string of characters used to receive your transferred funds.

Important Considerations for Token Deposits:

  • Network Selection: For tokens that exist on multiple blockchains (e.g., USDC or USDT), ensure you generate the deposit address specifically for the Solana network. Depositing tokens from another blockchain (e.g., Ethereum) to a Solana address will result in lost funds.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Find Deposit Address on CEX:

    • Access your CEX account and locate the deposit section for the desired SOL or SPL token.

    • Identify and copy the provided deposit address.

  2. Initiate Transfer from Solflare:

    • Open your Solflare wallet and navigate to your portfolio view.

    • Locate the token you want to transfer (SOL or the specific SPL token).

    • Click the "Send" button associated with that token.

  3. Enter Recipient Address and Amount:

    • In the designated field, paste the deposit address you copied from your CEX.

    • Double-check the address for accuracy to avoid sending your funds to the wrong recipient.

    • Enter the amount of SOL or SPL tokens you wish to transfer.

  4. Review and Confirm Transaction:

    • Carefully review the transaction details, including the recipient address, transfer amount.

    • Once everything is confirmed, proceed with the transaction by following Solflare's on-screen instructions.

  5. Transaction Processing and Verification:

    • Solflare will broadcast your transaction to the Solana network for processing.

    • Depending on network traffic, the transaction confirmation time can vary from a few seconds to a few minutes.

  6. Verifying Funds on CEX:

    • After successful transaction processing, your SOL or SPL tokens should appear in your CEX wallet balance. However, there might be a slight delay.

Troubleshooting Slow Deposits:

  • Network Congestion: During periods of high network traffic, CEXes might experience delays in crediting deposited funds to your account. Be patient and allow extra time for the funds to reflect.

  • Contact CEX Support: If there's no change after a reasonable wait time, consider contacting your CEX's support team. Provide them with your transaction ID as proof of the transfer.

Additional Tips:

  • Start Small (Optional): If you're unsure about a specific token's support on your CEX, consider transferring a small test amount first to verify the process before committing a larger sum.

  • Sending an unsupported SPL token to an SOL address on a CEX will result in lost funds. Solflare support cannot recover assets sent to incorrect addresses on external platforms.

  • In cases of lost assets due to unsupported tokens being sent, you'll need to contact the destination CEX or wallet provider's customer support for assistance. Solflare can't assist with recovering funds sent to incorrect addresses outside of the Solflare platform.

By following these steps and considering the valuable tips, you can successfully transfer your SOL and SPL tokens from your Solflare wallet to your chosen CEX. Remember, always exercise caution and double-check addresses before initiating any transfers.

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