How to Bridge from Ethereum to Arbitrum

The best and most affordable way to bridge from Ethreum to Arbitrum is through Synapse protocol. Bridging between these two networks is a simple process that will only take around 2 minutes to complete. On Synapse you can connect any of the following wallets; MetaMask, Wallet Connect, Coinbase Wallet or Binance Wallet. Follow the below steps to get started.

  1. Go to Synapse and connect your MetaMask or Web3 wallet.
  2. Select ‘Ethereum’ and ‘Arbitrum’ as your two chains, and pick a bridging token.
  3. Input the amount you want to bridge and click ‘Approve’.
  4. Follow the prompts on your wallet, and your funds will arrive within moments.
Bridging ETH from Ethereum Layer 1 to Arbitrum Layer 2.

Is it expensive to bridge Cryptocurrencies?

It can be very expensive to bridge cryptocurrencies between networks, however, Synapse is the most affordable bridging platform available. The total cost to bridge from Ethereum to Arbitrum on Synapse is $8-$10USD. This figure can get lower (with 0% slippage) if you use the platforms native token SYN as your bridging crypto. You can buy SYN on SushiSwap or Trader Joe.

What tokens can I bridge from ETH to Arbitrum

The tokens that you send from one network aren’t always going to be the ones you receive on another. This is because not all cryptocurrencies are supported on every blockchain. You can refer to the below list for a quick overview of what tokens you can send from Ethereum and receive on Arbitrum via Synapse protocol.

  • USDC > USDC
  • USDT > USDC
  • DAI > USDC
  • ETH > ETH
  • SYN > SYN
  • agEUR > agEUR
  • gOHM >gOHM
  • H2O > H2O
  • NEWO > NEWO
  • SDT > SDT
  • VSTA > VSTA
  • nUSD > USDC

Is Synapse Safe?

The Synapse protocol has been designed with security as a top priority. All sensitive information, such as private keys, is stored locally on the user's device rather than on external servers. Furthermore, all communication between devices and the Synapse Bridge is encrypted to protect against potential attacks.

Additionally, the Synapse Bridge itself undergoes regular security audits by third-party experts to ensure its safety and reliability. While no system can ever be 100% secure, the Synapse protocol has implemented robust measures to protect its users' data and assets. Since its inception in 2021, it remains to be one of the only bridges in DeFi to never be hacked.