How to Bridge to Aptos with LiquidSwap

The process to bridge to the Aptos blockchain with LiquidSwap is easy and can be completed in minutes if you have a MetaMask and Aptos Wallet. If you don’t have a MetaMask account, you can create one here. If you don’t have an Aptos Wallet, you can create one by installing the Petra Wallet here.

Once that is complete, simply follow this 4 step guide to get started:

  1. Visit LiquidSwap and connect your MetaMask Wallet and Aptos Wallet
  2. Select the chain you want to transfer funds from
  3. Select the token you want to transfer to Aptos and the amount
  4. Confirm the transaction and wait 5 minutes for your funds to arrive
LayerZero Aptos Bridge.

Aptos Bridging Fees

The fees to bridge to the Aptos blockchain will vary depending on the network you transfer tokens from. For example, if you are bridging from Ethereum mainnet the fees will be slightly higher and average around $20-$40 depending on the gas fees at that time. Otherwise, if you are using a Layer 2 like Arbitrum or Optimism, it should be between $5 and $10.

Is LiquidSwap Bridge Safe?

The LiquidSwap bridge has been audited by Quantstamp and is backed by Aptos Labs, so you can rest assured that your funds are safe. Not to mention, the team behind Stargate Finance – which is the Layer Zero team that developed the bridge – have a lot of experience in building secure cross-chain applications.

LiquidSwap App.
The Liquidswap DEX for Aptos.

What is Aptos?

Aptos is a new layer 1 blockchain that uses a new programming language called Move to empower faster, safer and more simple smart contracts. Move enables uniquely flexible yet performant applications on the Aptos blockchain that is optimised for the high throughput of Decentralized Finance and gaming.

The network was built by the team behind Facebook (now Meta's) blockchain which was previously called Libra. Aptos is a fork of the open-source code that was used to build the testnet for Libra and has been battle-tested by some of the best minds in blockchain.

Aptos' native token, APT, will be used to fuel transactions on the blockchain and is required to stake for block production. The tokenomics of Aptos are similar to other layer 1 blockchains, such as Cosmos and Polkadot, in that there is a native staking token with delegators who can stake their tokens to validators who produce blocks on the network.

The Bottom Line

If you want to bridge to the Aptos blockchain, LiquidSwap is the easiest and most secure way to do it. With just a few clicks, you can be up and running in no time. Plus, the fees are very reasonable – especially when compared to other options like Synapse or Allbridge.