Bridging Miniguide

Move assets between networks.

This is a miniguide of bridges.

Originally Published2021-04-05
Updated2021-08-19

What is Bridging?

Bridging means moving an asset from one network (e.g. Ethereum) to another (e.g. Polygon).

Important Considerations

  • Make sure to read and follow all instructions carefully as it is possible to lose assets if bridging is done incorrectly.
  • Usually native network tokens (e.g. ETH, MATIC, AVAX) are required to do transactions on the network you bridge assets to.
    • Sometimes the bridge will provide you with some native tokens on the other side (e.g. the Avalanche/Ethereum bridge).
  • Make sure Metamask is configured with all desired chains (https://chainlist.org/ can help)
  • If you need to wrap a native chain token (e.g. ETH) to a wrapped token (e.g. wETH) in order to bridge it, https://wrapeth.com/ can help. It works for chains other than Ethereum as well.

Bridges

Polygon/Ethereum

Polygon/Ethereum/BSC

xDai/Ethereum

xDai/Polygon/BSC/Fantom

BSC/Polygon/Fantom

Stable coins only.

Kovan/Optimism/xDAI

xDai/Polygon/BSC/HECO/Orbit/Klaytn

xDai/BSC

Solana/Ethereum/Polygon/BSC/HECO

Avalanche/Polygon/Fantom/xDAI/HECO/BSC

Avalanche/Ethereum

Avalanche/BSC/HECO

Fantom Opera/BSC/XAR/Ethereum

Harmony/BSC/Ethereum

Terra/BSC/Ethereum

Bitcoin/Ethereum/BNC

Bitcoin/Ethereum

HECO/Avalanche/BSC

Binance/Ethereum

Binance/Binance Chain/Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

Links

Good luck and have fun!