How to Bridge to Aurora

As mentioned above, the best cross-chain bridge to move assets to the Aurora EVM chain is Synapse.  From their platform, users can securely send USDC, USDT, WETH and SYN from other 15 other Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks to Aurora.

You can get started in minutes with this simple guide:

  1. Visit the Synapse Protocol and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
  2. Select the chain you want to move your assets from and Aurora as your destination chain.
  3. Select the token you want to bridge and the total amount.
  4. Review and confirm the transaction. Your assets will arrive on your Aurora MetaMask wallet in less than 5 minutes.
Aurora Bridge
Bridging USDC from Ethereum to Aurora.

What are the fees to Bridge to Aurora?

The fees to move assets to the Aurora network will vary depending on the blockchain you are moving the assets from. For example, if you are bridging from Ethereum mainnet - you can expect to pay up to $20 in gas fees. If you are bridging from cheaper Layer 2's like Polygon or Arbitrum, the transaction should cost no more than $2.

What is the Aurora EVM Chain?

The Aurora EVM Chain is a blockchain that is built on the NEAR Protocol, a decentralized application platform. The chain is designed to enable developers to easily build and deploy applications on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).  Using the Aurora EVM Chain, developers can quickly create decentralized applications and enjoy all the benefits of developing on the EVM. This includes the ability to use smart contracts, create digital assets, and more.

What is a Cross-Chain Bridge?

A cross-chain bridge is a type of technology that allows different blockchain networks to interoperate with each other. This means that users can move assets, such as cryptocurrencies, from one blockchain to another without the need for a centralized intermediary.

Cross-chain bridges typically work by using a combination of smart contracts and other technologies to securely and reliably facilitate the transfer of assets between different blockchains. This can help to improve the liquidity and functionality of different blockchain networks, and make it easier for users to take advantage of the different features and capabilities of each platform.