To get started on xDai, you will need to setup your externally owned address (wallet address) to access the xDai chain. You can use the same address you use on Ethereum, but the chain id and RPC must point to xDai.
You can use Chainlist to quickly add to MetaMask, or
See the MetaMask Setup tutorial for example steps and configuration.
See the wallets section for additional wallets that support xDai out of the box and don't require configuration.
Convert Dai on Ethereum to xDai with the xDai bridge
BlockScout is the xDai gateway for exploring activities on the chain and accessing token and contract information. In the Apps menu you can find links to bridges, transaction monitoring tools, staking and more. You can explore the various bridged tokens, view daily transactions, active accounts and other on-chain happenings.
You can move tokens between xDai and Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon (xDai token only) with the various available bridges. See the bridges section for more details on each bridge. If you move a token to xDai, be sure to add the custom token to your wallet. Clicking the fox icon in BlockScout or the Omnibridge will quickly add the token.
xDai Bridge: xDai -Dai transfer with Ethereum
OmniBridge: All ERC20 token transfers between xDai, Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain.
Polygon (Matic) Connext Bridge: xDai to Dai on Polygon (Matic) Bridge