Easily move tokens across chains via MetaMask Bridges

MetaMask has released the beta version of its Bridge, allowing users to seamlessly transfer tokens between chains. An increasing number of users have indicated interest in transferring tokens between blockchains, and this trend has accelerated over the past few years. 

With increased bridging activity, several bridge aggregators have accommodated users with significant uncertainty. MetaMask Bridge’s beta version aims to reduce guesswork. The goal is to provide the most efficient path for the movement by prioritizing security as well as time and cost.

It only takes a few clicks to access the newly launched feature. Users can either visit portfolio.metamask.io or click Portfolio Site to find the best routing option.

MetaMask Bridge’s operations can be better understood when compared to flight aggregators.

Similar to how flight aggregators present the best options to consumers, MetaMask Bridge will search through all options to display routes that can be efficiently selected by users.

Bridging of up to $10,000 per transfer of common stablecoins, ETH/WETH, and native gas tokens are supported in 1:1 across the following EVM networks:-

  • Avalanche
  • Ethereum
  • Polygon
  • Binance Smart Chain

There are a total of two layers of Bridge providers, namely individual bridges and bridge aggregators. Socket and LI.FI have been directly integrated, allowing MetaMask to browse through various bridges and bring the best route.

Individual bridges rely on the bridge aggregators for support starting with the following providers:-

  • Hop
  • Connext
  • Polygon Bridge
  • Celer cBridge

The release of the most recent feature follows the introduction of Portfolio Dapp. MetaMask Bridge lets users decide the starting network, destination network, and the token they want to transfer. Routes are recommended based on the selections made by the users. Price and time are the most important considerations, with users having the ultimate control over which router to choose.

The beta version will not charge its users any MetaMask fees, and the bridge aims to link additional EVM networks, such as Arbitrum and Optimism.

Security will remain at the core of the development of MetaMask Bridge. There is often uncertainty around what tokens will be released by the other chain and in what amount.  MetaMask Bridge considers this concern as a means of instilling confidence in its users, knowing that the team stays committed to providing a superior experience.

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Hoping from one chain to another is now a common phenomenon. The transition had been in question, but  with the introduction of the Bridge aggregator service, MetaMask looks to facilitate not just a seamless experience but also an intuitive and convenient one.

Portfolio Dapp has made significant progress in a short time. It enables customers to not only display their assets under one roof, but also to experience frequently visited bridge chains.

Trevor Holman

Trevor Holman follows crypto industry since 2011. He joined CryptoNewsZ as a news writer and he provides technical analysis pieces and current market data. He is also an avid trader. In his free time, he loves to explore unexplored places.

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