The AVAX Polygon bridge is best done through Cross-Chain DEx.
A decentralized protocol can allow you to transfer tokens between Avalanche C-Chain to Polygon network.
If you want to move your AVAX tokens to MATIC network (or vice versa), you’ll need to use a bridge protocol.
Bridge protocol is a cryptocurrency platform that allows transferring of assets between two different networks.
In this article, I will guide you can bridge from Avalanche to Polygon crypto network using any of the above stated protocol.
How to bridge AVAX to Polygon
Before we start the AVAX to MATIC bridge, let me quickly show you RPC details to use in your MetaMask wallet.
Adding Avalanche and Polygon RPC details
In order to add both network to your MetaMask wallet, you will need to add verified RPC information.
To do this, you’ll need to visit Chainlist, then connect your MetaMask wallet account and select the networks of your choice.
Do the same for every other network RPC details you would like to have on your crypto wallet.
Once you’ve added the networks to your MetaMask wallet, you can proceed to the next process.
Bridging from AVAX to MATIC
As said earlier, the most simple way to bridge from Avalanche to Polygon network with your MetaMask wallet is going through Synapse platform.
It’s a bridging protocol with access to both blockchains, allowing users to quickly switch tokens between chains with ease and security.
Follow the steps below to get started:
- Visit Synapse Protocol website
- Connect your MetaMask wallet account
- Select a stablecoin like USDC to bridge
- Confirm the network protocol switch.
Once the the transfer is successful, the USDC will arrive in your MetaMask crypto wallet in few minutes.
To check, click the fox icon on your Chrome browser, select Matic Mainnet network and you’ll see your funds under the token you’ve sent.
Bridging AVAX to MATIC is quite easy, especially with protocols that are specifically built for the process.
As cross-chain compatibility becomes a bigger focus, things like bridging between chains will definitely be getting easier everyday.
As a first-timer, I recommend Synapse, because their fees are cheaper than competitors by around 0.5% per transaction.