The Decentralized Finance space is one of the biggest sub-sectors when it comes to the world of cryptocurrencies with many blockchains available – each offering its own unique features.
In order to access some features unique to a particular chain, you have to bridge your assets to the blockchain using any of the available cross-chain crypto bridges that support both the source and destination blockchains.
One of the popular layer 2 solutions for the Ethereum blockchain is the Metis Andromeda chain which is also referred to as the Metis Mainnet. It is a permissionless, boundless, and frictionless blockchain that is built on Ethereum.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the various methods you can use to bridge funds/assets to Metis from other chains including Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, and more.
Here, you will learn how to bridge to Metis from any of the support chains using any of the cross-chain bridges which support bridging to and from Metis.
How To Bridge Assets To Metis From Polygon, Ethereum, BSC & More.
To move your crypto assets to Metis from any of the popular chains, you need to use a cross-chain bridging protocol that supports the source chain and Metis.
Metis has a native bridge that supports bridging to the Metis Andromeda Mainnet but the bridge only supports bridging from Ethereum.
For bridging to Metis from other chains, we recommend using the Synapse Protocol bridge. Synapse is one of the popular decentralized exchanges right now that supports bridging assets to and from popular decentralized blockchains including Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, Metis, and lots more.
Unlike the native Metis bridge which only supports bridging from Ethereum to Metis, Synapse supports bridging from a handful of blockchains to Metis.
To bridge to Metis using the Synapse protocol bridge, you first have to connect your Ethereum-compatible crypto wallet (like Metamask) to the platform, select the source chain, destination chain, and token to bridge then enter an amount.
Here is how to bridge to Metis easily using Synapse.
Step 1: Add the Metis network to your wallet.
Before attempting to bridge your crypto assets from other chains to Metis, you have to first configure your crypto wallet to work with the Metis mainnet.
If you use Metamask just like we do, adding Metis to your wallet is quite an easy and straightforward process.
To add Metis to Metamask, launch the Metamask extension and unlock your wallet. Next, click on the network selector box and select [Add network].
Now you should see a list of preconfigured networks that you can add to your wallet with a click of a button. Since the Metis network is not included on the list, you have to add the network manually so click [Add a network manually].
After that, enter the RPC details outlined below in their respective fields and click [Save] to add the network to your wallet.
- Network Name: Metis Mainnet
- New RPC URL: https://andromeda.metis.io/?owner=1088
- Chain ID: 1088
- Currency Symbol: METIS
- Block Explorer URL: https://andromeda-explorer.metis.io/
If you have already added the Metis mainnet to your wallet in the past, you can skip this step since you don’t need to repeat the action again.
Step 2: Visit the Synapse Protocol website and connect your wallet.
Now that you’re done with adding the Metis network to your wallet, you will need to visit the Synapse Protocol website and connect your wallet to the platform before bridging your assets to Metis.
To connect your wallet, visit the Synapse Protocol Bridge [https://synapseprotocol.com/] then click the [Connect wallet] button.
Next, select your crypto wallet from the list of Synapse-compatible crypto wallets on the dialog and confirm the connection.
Since we’re using Metamask for this guide, we will be selecting “Metamask” from the dialog and approving the connection on the pop-up Metamask window.
Step 3: Select the source and destination chains.
After connecting your wallet to the platform, the step is to select the source and destination chains to be used for the transaction.
To do this, select the chain (e.g Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, etc) you’re bridging from in the “Origin” section then select Metis in the “Dest.” (Destination) section to set Metis as the destination chain of the transaction.
Step 4: Select the token to bridge then enter an amount.
Next, you will need to select the token (or tokens) involved in the transaction. You can either bridge from a token (eg USDC on Ethereum) to an entirely different token (eg WETH on Metis) or from one token to the same token but this time, on another network (e.g bridging from USDC on Ethereum to USDC on Metis).
For this tutorial, we will be bridging USDC from Ethereum to Metis so we will select “USDC” as both the source and destination token.
After selecting the token to be bridged, enter the amount you want to bridge and review the estimated amount to be received.
Step 5: Approve token spend and confirm the transaction on your wallet.
Next, click on [Approve *token name*] (eg “Approve USDC“) then click [Confirm] on the Metamask popup window to grant Synapse approval to spend the token to be bridged on your wallet.
After approving the token spend on your wallet, click [Bridge *token name*] (eg “Bridge USDC“) then approve the transaction on your wallet.
Bridging assets to Metis from other chains using the Synapse Protocol cross-chain bridge can take between 2 – 3 Minutes depending on the current network conditions for both the source and destination chains. Fees are also as minimal as it gets on this bridge.
Bridging your crypto assets from other chains including Ethereum, Polygon, BSC and a handful of others to Metis opens up a new world of opportunities since Metis offers fast and scalable infrastructure for better DeFi experience.
Like we mentioned in the article, bridging crypto/tokens from other compatible chains to Metis is a quite easy process when using the right platform(s) for the job.
Although there is a native Metis bridge which is built and maintained by the team behind the Metis blockchain, we recommend using the Synapse Protocol Bridge for bridging assets to Metis
This is because the native Metis bridge only supports moving assets from Ethereum to Metis while Synapse support bridging assets form a handful of compatible blockchains to Metis.
To bridge assets to Metis using the Synapse Protocol Bridge, you have to first connect your crypto wallet to the platform.
After connecting your wallet to the website, select the source and destination chains to be used for the transaction and the token to be bridged.
When you’re done, simply approve token spend and confirm the transaction on your wallet.
And that will be it for this guide. If you were searching for a way to move your assets to the Metis chain from any of the popular decentralized blockchains, we hope you found this guide helpful.