There has been a lot of hype about Aptos over the last couple of months. Aptos is a Layer 1 blockchain. It uses a different programming language known as Move to facilitate safe, fast, and simple smart contracts. Move allows for high-performing apps on Aptos.
If you want to interact with Aptos and the projects on it, you must have to learn how to move coins from blockchains like Polygon, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Ethereum, and Optimism over to Aptos. And that’s what this article will show you. Here are the two top Aptos bridges.
The Aptos Bridge
The Aptos Bridge is already active. It has an easy-to-use interface and enables users to move assets like ETH, USDC, and USDT to Aptos from Etheruem, Avalanche, BNB Chain, etc. The bridge is built on top of the LayerZero protocol. Furthermore, it relies on an oracle and relayer for cross-chain security for the network.
While bridging to Aptos is quick and simple, there is a downside. It may take up to two days to bridge from Aptos to another chain. This is because 500,000 block confirmations are needed for these outbound transfers.
Also, for security reasons, if you receive an asset for the first time on Aptos from a non-Aptos wallet, you will need to register it.
Introducing The Aptos Bridge, powered by LayerZero pic.twitter.com/4gHcYXsvmd
— LayerZero Labs (@LayerZero_Labs) October 19, 2022
Bridging assets to the Aptos blockchain is easy with Liquidswap if you happen to have both an Aptos wallet and Metamask. You can bridge in a few minutes.
Here are the steps:
- Go to Liquidswap and connect your MetaMask wallet and Aptos wallet.
- Choose the chain from which you want to send funds.
- Decide which token and how much you want to send to Aptos. Confirm the transaction. Then, you’ll receive the funds within five minutes.
The Liquidswap Bridge supports ETH, USDT, WETH, and USDC on seven blockchains:
- ETH: Ethereum, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
- USDT: Polygon, BNB Chain, Ethereum, Avalanche, and Aptos.
- WETH: Aptos, Ethereum, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
- USDC: Aptos, Ethereum, Avalanche, Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
Liquidswap is also safe to use. Asides from being backed by the Aptos Lab, it has also been audited by Quantstamp. So, any of these bridges will work just fine if you want to bridge to Aptos.
If you’re also interested in buying the APT token, you can get it on centralized exchanges such as:
As of this article’s writing, APT (the native coin of Aptos) trades at $10.05. The coin enjoys a market cap of $1.9 billion. Overall, there is a max supply of just over 1.03 billion coins, of which a total of 188.9 million coins are in current circulation.
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